Design School – Layout – A Practical Guide For Students And Designers

About the Author
Richard Poulin is co-founder, design director, and a principal of Poulin + Morris Inc. (www.poulinmorris.com), an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary design consultancy located in New York City. His work has been recognized by major design organizations, competitions, and publications, including the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), Communication Arts, Graphis, Library of Congress, Type Director Club, and the New York Art Directors Club. Richard is a Fellow of the Society for Environmental Graphic Design, the organization’s highest honor, and is a past President and board member of the New York Chapter of AIGA. He is the author of Design School Type (Rockport Publishers, 2017) and Design School Layout (Rockport Publishers, 2018). He lives in New York City.

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