Gloria Ciceri, Italian Brand & Motion Designer based in Germany.

The Designer’s Toolkit: Shelf Secrets Revealed

Unlock the Secrets of Design Inspiration on my shelf

I don’t know about you, but my timeline has been swamped with #booktok content lately, and honestly, I’m all for it! Books are incredible sources of knowledge, and as we strive to create compelling designs and narratives, finding the right inspiration can truly spark our creativity and development.

In this post, I’ll share my favorite books on design that will elevate your career to the next level and even inspire personal transformation.

  1. “The Brand Book” by Daryl Fielding – A practical guide to creating and managing successful brands, written in a friendly and approachable tone.?
    It’s good for you if… you are looking to enhance your understanding of branding and want a practical, easy-to-follow guide to help you create and manage successful brands.
  2. “Belonging to the Brand” by Mark W. Schaefer – A guide to building a strong personal brand online, with practical tips and insights to help you stand out in a crowded market.
    It’s good for you if… you are looking to develop a unique personal brand online and want practical advice on how to differentiate yourself and attract an audience in a competitive online landscape.
  3. “Articulating Design Decisions” by Tom Greever – It helps designers communicate effectively with stakeholders. Practical advice and real-world examples in a friendly tone.?
    It’s good for you if… you struggle with explaining your design decisions, you want to improve collaboration with clients and team members, and you enjoy learning through practical examples and clear advice.
  4. “The Path to Senior Product Designer: An Actionable Growth Plan for a UX Design Career” by Artiom Dashinsky – Get practical advice in a friendly tone for advancing your career in UX design with a step-by-step roadmap filled with actionable steps.?It’s good for you if….you are looking to advance your career in UX design and are seeking practical guidance and actionable steps to help you reach your goals in a friendly and approachable manner.
  5. “Designing Your Work Life” by Dave Evans – It guides readers on how to create a fulfilling career by applying design thinking principles in a friendly tone.?
    It’s good for you if… you want to feel less pressured by your current work situation (that you might not like 100%) and start seeing it with different eyes.
  6. “I Didn’t Do the Thing Today: Letting Go of Productivity Guilt” by Madeleine Dore – It provides humorous and relatable insights into procrastination and self-sabotage, inspiring readers to overcome their challenges in a friendly way.?It’s good for you if… you want to slow down your inner-productive self and take a break from ticking tasks off.

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