Co-founder of Mule Design and raconteur Mike Monteiro wants to help you do your job better. From contracts to selling design, from working with clients to working with each other, this brief book is packed with knowledge you can’t afford not to know. Foreword by Erik Spiekermann.
"Running a design shop is hard. When someone actually gets one
off the ground, they’ve got something rare and valuable, so
they keep their strategies and practices secret. What makes this
book so unique is that it plainly and honestly describes how a
successful design shop actually works."
–john Gruber, Daring Fireball
"'Design Is a Job' is so good it made me want to cry. I am absolutely using it as a textbook in my class this year. I am so grateful that I can point to an actual book, written by a smart and experienced person, that says all the things I’ve been trying to teach my students."
–Karen Mcgrane, Managing Partner, Bond Art + Science
"'Design Is a Job' is a generous, insightful text sure to become required reading in design schools across the country. I'm a better designer for having read it."
–Mike Essl, Dept Chair, Graphic Design, The Cooper Union School of Art
"Mike Monteiro's 'Design Is a Job' is a must-read for any designer. If only this book had been around when I started my studio!"
–Tina Roth-Eisenberg, Founder, Swissmiss and Creative Mornings
Table of Contents
- Table of Contents
- 1. What Is a Designer?
- 2. Getting Clients
- 3. Choosing the Right Clients
- 4. Charging for Your Work
- 5. Working with Contracts
- 6. Sticking to Your Process
- 7. Presenting Design
- 8. Managing Feedback
- 9. Getting Your Money
- 10. Working with Others
- About A Book Apart
- About the Author
- Title: Design Is a Job
- Release date: May 2011
- Publisher(s): A Book Apart
- ISBN: 9780133052831