It is my belief that the ability to communicate and the ability to learn sets the stage for personal growth and success. Though both skills must be worked for, they can be enhanced, and at times expedited by reading books.
The following is a chronicle of literary works (not all about design) that I feel, have defined me and helped me to grow as both a human and a designer. They appear in the order in which they have been read, with the first element in the list having been read most recently.
- On the Shortness of Life by Seneca
- A Letter On Finding Your Purpose by Hunter S. Thompson
- Chain Reaction by Belief Design
- The Neuromancer by William Gibson
- Universal Principles of Design by William Lidwell
- Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcom X & Alex Haley
- Typographie: A Manual of Design by Emil Ruder
- 1984 by George Orwell
- The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
- The Destructors by Graham Greene
- The Hitch-hiker by Roald Dahl