On being inspired by the books you design

Being a designer allows you, temporarily at least, to inhabit the fascinating worlds of those you work for. Just be careful of the old inferiority complex. 


One of the great things about being a designer – particularly a book designer – is that you’re constantly exposed to a diverse array of industries and subjects. Every job opens up windows to peculiar corners of the universe and little educations in big subjects. For example, on my desktop syllabus right now I have titles on history, film, economics, psychology, art and architecture.