TUMBLR

A scrapbook of stuff I'm reading / looking at / listening to / thinking about...



Mike Monteiro, Design Is A Job Truth be told,...

Apr 18, 2012
Permalink

Mike Monteiro, Design Is A Job

Truth be told, this is the book I’ve been most looking forward to reading this year. I’m a big fan of @Mike_FTW: I love what he and Erika Hall have built and stand for over at Mule Design, I own one of his great 20x200 prints, and oh God, just browse the tag.

Jim @Coudal really had it nailed: “Thank God @Mike_FTW didn’t write “Design is a Job” ten years ago. If we had read it then we’d probably still have clients today. #phew” If I had this book only 3 months ago, I might’ve stayed at my agency job. If I had this book four or five years ago, I might still be doing web design…

As a lot of folks have pointed out, this isn’t just a book about web design. It’s a book about taking responsibility for your work, taking pride in doing it well, and getting paid what you deserve.

I’ve been stopping by a few art colleges on my book tour, and I’ve probably pimped this book there more than my own.

Highly recommended.

115 notes

  1. misscaptaincrackers reblogged this from austinkleon and added:
    gotta read dis
  2. ddarztm reblogged this from austinkleon
  3. blckbrdxkosmik reblogged this from austinkleon
  4. lovemeknottsblog reblogged this from austinkleon
  5. up-seventeen-steps reblogged this from penandpalates
  6. penandpalates reblogged this from varick
  7. varick reblogged this from austinkleon
  8. ecto-code reblogged this from jenbekmanprojects
  9. renevannes reblogged this from jenbekmanprojects
  10. jenbekmanprojects reblogged this from austinkleon
  11. girlmraz reblogged this from austinkleon
Subscribe to my newsletter and get new art, writing, and interesting links delivered to your inbox every week.