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on March 9, 2015
Got this for one of my graduate classes at Academy of Art. Informative book that goes into detail about inside design practices and tips to know. Lots of info in a compact book. It isn't full of picture or fancy designs--just the facts.
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on September 7, 2012
This book is the closest that I've seen to a proper design business bible. I've made use of other design business books, but none feel as comprehensive, modern and well laid-out as this one. I expect to be referencing it for the rest of my career.
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on May 1, 2013
Was waiting for it to become relevant and it didn't. It actually included suggestions like;

"If you're currently in a design degree program, you have access to your school's computer lab. Once you graduate, however, that access will end. Plan ahead by buying your own computer and printer and establishing you own internet access and e-mail account." (p.30)

-This second edition was published in 2010!!! I Ended up skimming all four hundred and thirty pages in two nights. Also very North American centric with it's advice and references.
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on June 21, 2011
As a graphic design student, there are a lot of options in terms of building a career. This book does a great job of not only outlining the various skills necessary to succeed in graphic design, but also introduces that different capacities in which we can practice our work. Besides that, Perkins provides plenty of suggestions for learning more about the different subjects he goes over; including providing IRS publications relevant to freelance designers and books that introduce basic accounting concepts. He also discusses working as a freelancer or within a design firm/in-house. It is written in a pragmatic and clear way and should be a go-to book for students wondering what the different employment opportunities are after graduation.
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on May 3, 2012
This book gives great tips! Very detailed to what a freelance artist would need. Unfortunately, I can't practice everything the book says, but that's not the book's fault right?
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on January 15, 2012
Item has came within a reasonable timely manner. The price I've paid for it was cheaper than the price it was in my school's bookstore, so I'm satisfied. Thanks!
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on December 14, 2013
Business nuts and bolts for practice. This looks like good advice for a student ready to graduate, and for a designer thinking about a change of venue.
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