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Design Is a Job

Design Is a Job

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Design Is a Job, read by Mike Monteiro, available from Audible.com.

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, you’ll learn why navigating the business of design is just as important as the craft of it. Cultivated from his own experience, Mike packs this brief book with knowledge you can’t afford not to know.

Contents

Part 1

  1. What Is a Designer?
  2. Getting Clients (Read this chapter online)
  3. Choosing the Right Clients
  4. Charging for Your Work
  5. Working with Contracts

Part 2

  1. Sticking to Your Process
  2. Presenting Design
  3. Managing Feedback
  4. Getting Your Money
  5. Working with Others

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The Elements of Content Strategy

Find out why the fundamentals of content strategy are so critical, and become a better designer from contracts to working with clients.

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What People Are Saying

  • This book will teach you how to be part of a service industry without becoming a servant.

  • What makes this book so unique is that it plainly and honestly describes how a successful design shop actually works.

  • ‘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 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!

About the Author

Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design, an interactive design studio founded in 2001 whose work has been called “delightfully hostile” by The New Yorker. He prefers elegant, simple sites with clear language that serve a real need. He prefers that designers have strong spines. All of his clients still talk to him. Originally from Philadelphia, Mike now resides in San Francisco. When he’s not at work he’s out speaking about design, buying music on vinyl, reading comics, hanging out his son Henry, and getting into arguments on Twitter (you can find him there as @monteiro). He secretly really likes his dog.

Additional Info

  • ISBN: 978-1-937557-04-1
  • Paperback: 135 pages
  • Published: Apr 10, 2012
  • Also available in: Audiobook, French, Russian

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