Design books

Available in thirteen languages, and recommended reading in universities and design colleges around the world, my books came about through the trust of publishers Peachpit and Rockport, the generosity of talented contributors, and the invaluable support of good friends in the design profession.

Identity Designed

“Not just a beautifully designed book, but also beautiful in its depth and detail about the identity design process.” — Khoi Vinh, principal designer, Adobe

ID is an inspiring and intelligent resource for designers and their clients as they redesign their future. Sixteen global case studies offer an in-depth understanding of all of the considerations that contribute to original and lasting design solutions, and successful partnerships between clients and their consultants.” — Alina Wheeler, author, Designing Brand Identity

Logo Design Love

“There are a lot of books out there that show collections of logos. But David Airey’s Logo Design Love is something different: it’s a guide for designers (and clients) who want to understand what this mysterious business is all about. Written in a reader-friendly, concise language, with a minimum of designer jargon, David gives a surprisingly clear explanation of the process, using a wide assortment of real-life examples to support his points. Anyone involved in creating visual identities, or wanting to learn how to go about it, will find this book invaluable.” — Tom Geismar

Work for Money, Design for Love

“I established my design firm in 2004 after 20 years of experience with some of the most highly regarded brand identity firms. I wish David had written this back then. It confirmed information that took me years to acquire and provided many useful insights into creating an online presence and moving beyond clients. David blends his own experiences with those of other designers from around the world to hit on every issue one needs to consider in running a design business.” — Jerry Kuyper

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