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Design Is a Job Audiobook

Design Is a Job

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2012 Mike Monteiro (P)2014 Mike Monteiro

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    Oliver Nielsen Copenhagen, Denmark 08-15-14
    Oliver Nielsen Copenhagen, Denmark 08-15-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant, bright and extremely useful."

    Mike tells it like it is. Here's how to sport a healthy web / design business. His advice is sound and valid. I agree a 100% with him, as it's the way I've run my own business and dealt with clients since I started in 2009. It's what has made my business profitable and stable while some of my "best" competitors have burnt their noses on bad clients, big projects that drag on forever, doing too much free work due to lack of clear scope at project initiation etc etc etc.

    He gives great advice on how to deal with problematic clients, how to charge, what to charge, what to look out for, how to work with freelancers, and more. Well, basically it's how to deal with all the stuff most web / designers struggle with.

    I have already recommended this book to three people, all of whom I know will benefit greatly from it. One of them has already praised it as much as I do.

    It's extremely useful and to the point.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    chris owens 08-17-16
    chris owens 08-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Really Great Read."

    Thank you. This has really improved my view on design and design practice. Um Fin....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leandro 06-27-16
    Leandro 06-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A must read for any designer"

    I've listened to Mike's book four times now and it's still uplifting every time. I've recommended it ti every designer I know.

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    Belén 06-15-16
    Belén 06-15-16
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    "a must for every designer"

    it's a very simple and usable book for everyone interested on working in something related to design. Mike Monteiro's voice behind made it very pleasant to listen.

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    Curious Feathers 05-19-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A Young Designer "

    A must read for all the young designers out there. This text is an invaluable resource for all walks of creatives. Learn to know when your job respects you and when it is time to walk away. Design is a job and a choice, only the beholder can change.

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    KK 05-12-16
    KK 05-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "good content and entertaining narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    good content and entertaining narration


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Design Is a Job?

    good content and entertaining narration


    Which character – as performed by Mike Monteiro – was your favorite?

    good content and entertaining narration


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    good content and entertaining narration


    Any additional comments?

    good content and entertaining narration

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maggie 04-20-16
    Maggie 04-20-16
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    "Relevant, Incisive"

    Puts many a hurdle into perspective with important advice and a great attitude. I would be proud to call Monteiro my mentor

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    ToriThoma 03-21-16
    ToriThoma 03-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The Business Secrets for Designers"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Direct business advice for designers. I have been searching for this book! It's practical and entertaining. Highly recommend this read for anyone working in client services, but especially with designers. The audiobook was fast and interesting. Hearing the book in Mike's own words gave even more impact to his advice.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Design Is a Job?

    "Even good work can be better. The goal is never to make something good enough. The goal is also never to work hard on something. The goal is always to get it right."


    What about Mike Monteiro’s performance did you like?

    His voice is exactly what you imagined. It's rough enough to feel a little intimidating. Like he might seek you out and rail you if you don't heed his advice.


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    DenaliKen 02-09-16
    DenaliKen 02-09-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Amazing, refreshing and sage advice!!"

    Mike is brilliant. Ethics Philosopher and wise business man who openly bares his soul to teach us how to deal with the needs of working with clients, customers, colleagues and ourselves.

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    peter 11-30-15
    peter 11-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great content and great to listen to..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Design Is a Job to be better than the print version?

    Highly recommended for any designer. It doesn't matter your discipline... you will get something... many things out of this book. It reinforces the things you know or have heard and teaches things you've been doing wrong. I am a practicing architect of 25 years,,,, had my own practice for 18 years.... It confirmed all the things I've been telling myself about the business and yes I learned a lot too. The reader is authentic, funny and a pleasure to listen to. If you are a designer.... get the book!!


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  • Natalie Foo
    9/14/15
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    "How all audio books should be"

    Great advice for all designers new and not so new. Narrated in a very entertaining and enjoyable way

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jeremy Neech
    7/15/15
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    "Essential reading for designers and design managers"

    Absolutely essential reading for anyone working in design - a life of lessons learnt so you don't have to do it the hard way too

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bernie
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    7/3/15
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    "This will make you cry"


    Solid, honest and entertaining.
    Good read for newbies and veterans :-)

    ( Probably something you should give to your boss to read )

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • James
    2/12/15
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    "Good book for anyone who is a designer"

    A good source of information on being or becoming a successful designer. A nice short book that doesn't waffle on with all that pointless stuff.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • P.Ch
    8/22/16
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    "incredible advice, start to finish."

    Brilliant book. Just what I needed. Full of laughs and brilliant advice. A must read for anyone in the business of design; for both the designer and the clients. Absolutely essential for new designers 👌

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard Ambrose
    London, UK
    8/21/16
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    "Web Designers Need to Know"

    This book really covers how to get the most out of being a Web Designer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darren
    6/22/16
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    "Brilliant"

    The best book, audio, coaching manual on this subject I've had the pleasure listening to.
    Written/narrated in precisely the right tone.
    I can related to all subject matter. So will you.

    I'm writing this quick so I can start listening again.

    Bravo Mike (and team), this is a book that needed to be written and they've dine a great job.

    5 stars. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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