Books to Read
Design basics index - a graphic designer's guide to designing effective compositions, selecting dynamic components & developing creative concepts
This is a great book for novice and experienced designers alike. You can learn from each page as the principles are explained in a very simple , but effective, ways. Jim Krause explains the Three C's of design: Composition, Components and Concepts
Illustrator CS Accelerated - a visual guide in learning Adobe Illustrator CS. A lot of books have been sprouting similarly in the last few years.
100 habits of successful graphic designers - insider secrets on working smart and staying creative.
This is a must read if you are a graphic designer. No, I think this is just plain common sense. The concepts here are not for graphic designers only but for businessmen as well. This is a collection of what they have learned through experience, and as they say, experience is the best teacher.
This is their way of telling us not to repeat their mistakes because they have done it. Cool.