Sessions.edu, an Online School of Design, Launches Instructive Design Books with Online Advice Component

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Adobe Graphic Design Portfolio-Builder includes online advice component.

Sessions Online School of Design announced today a new publishing imprint, Studio Sessions™, consisting of books and magazines that offer professional advice on a variety of design project topics. Readers of these titles can also complete exercises at the end of each chapter and submit them to Sessions' online learning environment ( http://www.studiosessions.net ) for feedback from Sessions instructors.

The first book in this category, Graphic Design Portfolio-Builder: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator Projects (0-321-33658-5), is published by Peachpit Press.

"A book that can stand alone, or help readers obtain direct feedback from industry-leading designers, has never been published before," stated Doris Granatowski, Sessions CEO. "It's a natural extension of both the Sessions.edu educational model and our objective of preparing design professionals. We have already transformed the way creative people learn design skills online through Sessions.edu Online School of Design. We are now excited to expand that educational model into the publishing world with the introduction of Studio Sessions™."

The first title to focus on building a design portfolio, Graphic Design Portfolio-Builder: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator Projects fills a gap in designers' bookshelves. Each chapter contains a lecture and project on a graphic design topic-from logo design to magazine layout. After a brief intro to the world of graphic design, Sessions instructors provide quick "refresher course" chapters on the two design applications. Then, armed with Photoshop and Illustrator basics, readers tackle a series of projects involving logo design, magazine layouts, illustrations, poster design, digital imaging, book cover design, packaging design and more.

Graphic Design Portfolio-Builder: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator Projects (ISBN 0-321-33658-5) can be ordered at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble (http://www.bn.com), Borders.com, or from any local bookstore.

About Sessions.edu, Inc. (http://www.sessions.edu)

Sessions.edu, Inc., founded in 1997, was created with the goal of bringing new media design education to graphic and web designers worldwide, through online education. Once a pioneer and now a leader in the distance education industry, Sessions has delivered tens of thousands of courses to students in over 100 countries. Sessions is accredited by the Distance Education Training Council (http://www.DETC.org) and is the first of only two online schools licensed by the New York State Department of Education . The expertise and experience that has created the proven success of the online school is now offered to select colleges, universities, and corporations that seek to enter or expand their presence in the growing and competitive world of distance education. Sessions Online Design School, offers certificate programs and courses in graphic design, web design, multimedia, business marketing design and digital arts. For more information about Sessions.edu Online School of Design, visit http://www.sessions.edu.

About Peachpit (http://www.peachpit.com)

Berkeley-based Peachpit has been publishing top-notch books on the latest in graphic design, desktop publishing, multimedia, Web publishing, and general computing since 1986. Its award-winning books feature step-by-step explanations, time-saving techniques, savvy insider tips, and expert advice for computer users of all sorts. It is the home of the internationally recognized Visual QuickStart Guide series, New Riders Voices That Matter series, and is the publishing partner for Adobe Press, lynda.com, Macromedia Press, and others. Peachpit is an imprint of Pearson Education, the world's largest education publisher and a Pearson (NYSE: PSO) company. Learn more at http://www.pearsoned.com.

For more information contact:

Scott Chappell

Sessions.edu, Inc

scott @ sessions.edu

(212) 239-3080

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