Maggie Macnab is an identity designer, design theory educator, and author. Her work has been recognized with publication and awards in the national and international design industry for nearly 30 years. She also teaches at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and the University of New Mexico, and is past president of the Communication Artists of New Mexico. Her new book, Design by Nature, explores the use of nature's universal shapes and principles as effective strategies for design. Her first book was the critically acclaimed and award winning Decoding Design (F+W, 2008).
- Features: Written by Maggie Macnab on March 7, 2012Excerpted from Design by Nature: Master Design Basics Using Nature’s Universal Shapes and Patterns by Maggie Macnab Copyright © 2012. Used with permission of Pearson Education, Inc. and New Riders. In addition to the HTML version of the excerpt below, you can also download the excerpt as a PDF that retains the full design of the printed book.