9 Free Ebooks for Designers

As Charles William Eliot puts it “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” Books help us improve our knowledge. There are various types of books that promise to impart knowledge and help you learn a lot. Some people read books for a simple reason that they love reading. While there is a huge lot that reads books to gain knowledge about their field or any topic that interest them.

Talking about designers and developers, months back we came up with the list of Useful Books for Designers to Boost Creativity.  Did the list meet your expectations? Tech savvys these days are falling more towards useful ebooks that promise to solve the same purpose but in digital form. Why not, times change and with it we all should also change and adapt new forms. There is no harm in picking up an ebook that helps improve your knowledge. There is a good number of ebooks available on web for you all to buy and make optimum use of the same.

Not just newbies, instead even professional designers need help at times and here is when ebooks come into play.

If you are the one who is looking for the expertise in designing, here we recommend a good range of digestible ebooks that are suggested reads. Today, I have compiled a list of cool ebooks for designers that promise to help them increase their knowledge and boost up their creative skills. Each ebook listed here is carefully selected to help all you designers to come up with innovative designs leaving the viewers stunned. Most of these books comprise of first-hand tips from web design experts that will prove to be quite helpful. Download them for free and save them to read incase you get stuck while handling different design projects. Take a look.

1. Web Designers Success Guide

Web Designer’s Success Guide by Kevin Airgid is the definitive guide for starting your own freelance web design business. Kevin has given step-by-step instructions on how to achieve the goal of starting your online business and succeed.

5-creative-free-web-design-ebooks 2. How to be Creative

Written by MacLeod who is an advertising executive and popular blogger, this ebook comprises of 26 tried-and-true tips for being creative. The cool part which you all would love is that each point illustrated by a cartoon drawn by the MacLeod himself.



3. Breaking the Time Barrier

This is an ebook that will make you learn how to charge what you’re really worth. This is a simple ebook for every small business owner for it helps in growth. This ebook is written by Michael E. Gerber who is the best-selling author of The E-Myth, and inventor of The Dreaming Room for entrepreneurs.


4. Design Your Imagination

This ebook is a complete and comprehensive guide on website design for the newbies and experienced web designers as it covers almost every website design aspect which is exemplified to help designers boost up their creativity.


5. The Design Funnel

Written by Stephen Hay, The Design Funnel can be aptly called a manifesto for meaningful design. It helps you create consistently creative work that distinguishes itself from the work of your peers. Besides, it helps translate the often vague, unclear expectations of your clients into a clear and solid basis for your design. ALl in all, it helps designers in growing their business.


6. Typo Tips

Typo Tips by Erik Spiekermann is an ebook that comprises of seven basic rules of typography. This handy free ebook from Font Shop and provides tips and techniques for users to improve their typography. Worth downloading I must say.


7. Type Classification eBook

This is a free 27 page Type Classification eBook that details 10 classifications of typography in simple easy to understand way. Also, the book covers a history for each classification in short simple manner.


8. Butterick’s Practical Typography

Fonts you all know are important part of designing. Here is an ebook by Matthew Butterick who is a designer and a lawyer. This book covers almost every detail a designer needs to know regarding typography. Its a right mix of detail and clear language that makes it interesting and engrossing.

 butterick9. Web Design Book of Trends, 2013-2014 by Marcin Treder 

If you are the one of those who loves to get updates of latest trends in web design, then this book entitled Web Desig Book of Trends that you will love reading out.


Did you find these ebooks worth reading? Have any such cool ebook which you would want to share with other designers? Let us know by dropping in the comments below.


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