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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 Listener Since 2007
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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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    Amazon Customer 05-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "amazing"

    as real as it gets. spectacular book. thank you for sharing your wisdom and life

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    Amazon Customer 05-11-17
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    "Pure gold"

    If you're a designer, stop whatever you're doing and read/listen to this book.
    Thanks Mike, for putting the effort to write and read this!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tommi 04-26-17
    Tommi 04-26-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great book, BAD quality"

    Audible has really made a BAD judgement call on this book. The book itself is a great one... well more then that... it's something that everyone who does design for a living should read. Unfortunately the quality of the recording is extremely BAD. DO NOT BUY THIS AUDIBLE! Go and buy the paperback from Amazon!

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    christoffer langenskiöld 03-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A must read for all designers"

    Great take always.
    The most importants ones for me today:
    - When the budget is low: meet the budget by narrowing the scope, not changing your processes (e.g. Dropping research)
    - When writing a client contract: Intellectual Property transfers on full payment
    - When hiring: tell them honestly where you think their skills are today and where they should be in 6 months

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TF 03-17-17
    TF 03-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it ! Working and aspiring designers BUY IT !"
    What made the experience of listening to Design Is a Job the most enjoyable?

    Im a working designer and illustrator but although I wished that I could attend school and get a degree I was not able to do so in my young adult years. There is priceless info in here that experience with big clients is the only school for alot of the info in this book. Great details and great narrator. Mike is a smart and skilled man.


    Any additional comments?

    Worth every penny for any designer. Few people have the experience that Mike does and even fewer have written a detailed and entertaining book about it. I have shared it with as many of my designer and illustrator friends. :)

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    Amazon Customer 03-07-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Eye Opening"
    What did you love best about Design Is a Job?

    I loved how hones it was. It was very convicting to hear about the responsibilities of a designer. I learned about mistakes I didn't even know I was making.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very informative.


    Have you listened to any of Mike Monteiro’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First Mike Monteiro book for me.


    Any additional comments?

    Must read for any designer, especially those that freelance, on any scale.

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    Otso Hannula 02-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Professional and personal"

    The book changed how I look at my work and myself as a professional. Mike is also a terrific speaker and elevates his text by performing it in his signature style.

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    Jacob B. Thompson 01-22-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent practical advice. Now go do the thing."

    I have no regrets purchasing this audiobook. Honestly, I purchased this book on somewhat of a lark while looking for books on aesthetics and critical analysis (I know, I'm a nerd), but as a book sharing practical advice from the biographical standpoint of the author's experience I am very pleased to have found to-the-point advice that can benefit many kinds of entrepreneurs (though designers should pay close attention).

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    David 01-10-17
    David 01-10-17
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    "A joy to listen to and learn from."

    As of this date when I writing this review, I have listened to this book in its entirety twice. Hard lessons delivered in the kindest manner possible. A must-read for every creative professional in my opinion. Thank you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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
    lford, United Kingdom
    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
  • C. Worthington
    Gtr Manchester UK
    6/6/17
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    "Some great advice"

    Practical tips and some great advice for those with small businesses told in an entertaining way.

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  • A User
    4/12/17
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    "Great Listen"

    I really enjoyed this book. Lots of good takeaways that I'm looking forward to putting into practice.

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  • Rob Gill
    Leeds
    1/25/17
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    "Designers need to get this..."

    Great to see Mike making the leap to audio book. It would be awesome to see more of the A Book Apart series as audiobooks! :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shaun Sandy
    Durban, Kwa - Zulu Natal South Africa
    11/26/16
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    "Straight from the Mule"

    Great listen! Mike gets right to the point on many, if not all the challenges designers, or anyone really, needs to address to succeed in doing a great job and feeling good about it.

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  • Yulia
    10/21/16
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    "Great for all designers"

    If you started in design this will help you tremendously. All of this sounded like something my mentor would say. It's fun to listen to too

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    10/3/16
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    "very informative, easy to listen to, funny in part"

    very informative, easy to listen to, funny in part.
    highly recommended for solo practitioners / small design businesses.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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