Art and Design Resources and Reference

Design Learning

Design Readings

Books, pdfs, and websites that make up a comprehensive design library and provide commentary on design topics and how design interacts with the real world.

Readymag Design Almanac Typography

Readymag Design Almanac is an educational project covering the fundamentals of design. This chapter is dedicated to font combination: it examines four classic font pairings and explains in detail why they make such a perfect match.

Drawing Tips and Lessons from Steve Lowtwait

I post frequent art breakdowns, mostly related to environment design in my field of animation, but also character design and color work. I cover composition, perspective, storytelling, and more from my experience as an animation Art Director.

Book Cover Design Advice from Kathryn Rosa Miller

Case study makeovers of indie book covers, primarily in the SFF genres, by a graphic designer.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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