- Publisher: A Book Apart (2012)
- ISBN-10: 1937557049
- ISBN-13: 978-1937557041
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Design Is a Job Paperback – 2012
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Hands down, this book is worth it's weight in gold because of the confidence that it will build. The chapters on what to charge for work, contracts and sticking to your process makes one feel that they are not on an island as we all deal with these same issues, but Mike will fire you up to deal with it professionally and in a manner that will make you look like an even bigger asset to the client or proposed client. And in the end, if you don't get the client, you can feel confident that you did everything that you wanted to do to make it happen and can roll on to the next one without any regret.
I definitely recommend reading this one.
1/100 would not buy if I needed toilet paper.
I strongly believe in the costs of education - however in this case the only lesion I learned was not to purchase anything by "Mike Monteiro"... what a waste of time and money.
I've been a designer for 8 years (6 if you go by his reasoning), and found myself agreeing with most of what he said. The problem is, the book is far too simplified to be of any real use to anyone but an absolute beginner, and if you are a beginner, this will serve as little more than a primer to things you should research more in depth elsewhere. The stuff he talked about, from contracts to what to charge, are all good, but simplified a little too much to give confidence with what to do with the knowledge. There are very little, if any, actionable items to take away from the book.
Another note, I listened to the audible version, and would recommend the print version instead. The sound quality was lacking; it sounded like it was recorded on an iphone in an echoey room, but was listenable. It also sounded like he had a cold and a cough drop in his mouth the entire time (maybe that's just his voice; I don't know) and there were several errors where he repeated the sentence with the intention of cutting out the bad take and didn't, and you could hear someone talking in the back at the end of one chapter.
Again, he seems like a good guy, his company looks great, and this book provides some good insight if you are at the very start of your career. Otherwise, I would look elsewhere.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
How this managed to even be published is scary. Can't even follow along with this nightmare of epic proportions. I couldn't even finish it. Total waste of time and money!Published 25 days ago by disturbeds10
Hard to follow his train of thought. Doesn't seem to have a solid point to any topic. You lost me.....Published 29 days ago by J-Birdo69
Clearly the Author has issues. This book jumps around like crazy. I got a horrible migraine from reading it. Author clearly has no knowledge of what he talks about. Read morePublished 29 days ago by jason
Gave it one star only because zero stars is not an option. This dude is a self absorbed, entitled narcissistic with little or no class or understanding on how to deal with the... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Paul W Failing
Ugh, I don't think the author has ever held a job or is qualified to change bedpans.Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
Figured I'd give it a read ignoring the lame reviews. I was instantly dissatisfied but pushed myself to read the whole book thinking things would get better but it's just a... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amazon customer
Just an account of serial adventures with barnyard animals, nothing about job skills or graphic design at all.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer