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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

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Average Rating: 5 out of 5 rating Based on 4 Ratings

"Just awesome!" - by Brian Coale on 17-AUG-2012
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This book packs a wealth of real-world advice for real-world design professionals in a light-hearted, somewhat cheeky way that makes reading it a real pleasure. Mike Monteiro's experience, intelligence and razor-sharp wit come together to forge a read that is not to be missed.
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"A must read for every designer" - by RK on 01-AUG-2012
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I am a designer, photographer & a film maker with 19 years of Industry experience. I wish I got this book when I started my career. I chanced upon this book & couldn't take my eyes off till I finished it. Design is a Job, comes across as a very useful reference for any practicing or upcoming designer.

Mike's experience as a professional designer and studio owner reflects in the practical ideas he shares. I'd wholeheartedly suggest this book to every upcoming designer or a creative professional, so that they get to stay clear of the potential land mines along the journey.

Happy reading...

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"Inspiring and educational" - by Torrey Nommesen on 15-JUL-2012
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This book is a high level overview of the business of being a designer. It is inspirational and humorous, yet has lots of advice that you can use.

It not a book of tips and tricks, and it won't tell you how to design. It's just good, solid advice that you can take to the bank. If I had this book when I started 10 years ago, I could have avoided a ton of pain.

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