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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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    Suraj 07/12/2016
    Suraj 07/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Practical Advice"
    Would you listen to Design Is a Job again? Why?

    I have listened to it a few times. I am a freelancer, so a micro-business, and I find that as I become more experienced, I glean new gems from this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Design Is a Job?

    The need for a good lawyer.


    What about Mike Monteiro’s performance did you like?

    He's pretty funny and sarcastic. A nice mix.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Not really. It's good to think about some of the advice he mentioned before moving onto the next section.


    Any additional comments?

    Listening to this audiobook led me to a presentation by Mike called "F&*k you, pay me," which can be googled. It's a gem.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hugh D. Macfarlane East Malvern, VIC Australia 18/01/2016
    Hugh D. Macfarlane East Malvern, VIC Australia 18/01/2016 Member Since 2015

    author of The Leaky Funnel

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    "Valuable guide to business for new designers"

    Mike's heart is 100% in the right place. Whilst this book may hold limited appeal for those with established and successful businesses, it is perfect for creatives yet to transition from hobby to business, and likely to not be earning fair rent on their labour.

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  • Oliver Nielsen
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    15/08/14
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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
  • Tibor Svajko
    6/12/16
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    "Best design book out there."

    When it come to design business books, I have read them all. This is the one I keep re-reading over and over again. I also send this to every designer friend as a gift.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rares
    20/10/16
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    "Thank you"

    To you, Mike, for being a formidable person. You have improved my life and that of those around me. I offer you my sincerest gratitude.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • chris owens
    17/08/16
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    "Really Great Read."

    Thank you. This has really improved my view on design and design practice. Um Fin....

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Leandro
    27/06/16
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    "A must read for any designer"

    I've listened to Mike's book four times now and it's still uplifting every time. I've recommended it ti every designer I know.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Belén
    15/06/16
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    "a must for every designer"

    it's a very simple and usable book for everyone interested on working in something related to design. Mike Monteiro's voice behind made it very pleasant to listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Curious Feathers
    19/05/16
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    "A Young Designer "

    A must read for all the young designers out there. This text is an invaluable resource for all walks of creatives. Learn to know when your job respects you and when it is time to walk away. Design is a job and a choice, only the beholder can change.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KK
    12/05/16
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    "good content and entertaining narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    good content and entertaining narration


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Design Is a Job?

    good content and entertaining narration


    Which character – as performed by Mike Monteiro – was your favorite?

    good content and entertaining narration


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    good content and entertaining narration


    Any additional comments?

    good content and entertaining narration

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Maggie
    20/04/16
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    "Relevant, Incisive"

    Puts many a hurdle into perspective with important advice and a great attitude. I would be proud to call Monteiro my mentor

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ToriThoma
    21/03/16
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    "The Business Secrets for Designers"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Direct business advice for designers. I have been searching for this book! It's practical and entertaining. Highly recommend this read for anyone working in client services, but especially with designers. The audiobook was fast and interesting. Hearing the book in Mike's own words gave even more impact to his advice.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Design Is a Job?

    "Even good work can be better. The goal is never to make something good enough. The goal is also never to work hard on something. The goal is always to get it right."


    What about Mike Monteiro’s performance did you like?

    His voice is exactly what you imagined. It's rough enough to feel a little intimidating. Like he might seek you out and rail you if you don't heed his advice.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Natalie Foo
    14/09/15
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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
    15/07/15
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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
    3/07/15
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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
    12/02/15
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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
  • Shaun Sandy
    Durban, Kwa - Zulu Natal South Africa
    26/11/16
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yulia
    21/10/16
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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
    UK
    3/10/16
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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
  • P.Ch
    22/08/16
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    "incredible advice, start to finish."

    Brilliant book. Just what I needed. Full of laughs and brilliant advice. A must read for anyone in the business of design; for both the designer and the clients. Absolutely essential for new designers 👌

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard Ambrose
    London, UK
    21/08/16
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    "Web Designers Need to Know"

    This book really covers how to get the most out of being a Web Designer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Darren
    22/06/16
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    "Brilliant"

    The best book, audio, coaching manual on this subject I've had the pleasure listening to.
    Written/narrated in precisely the right tone.
    I can related to all subject matter. So will you.

    I'm writing this quick so I can start listening again.

    Bravo Mike (and team), this is a book that needed to be written and they've dine a great job.

    5 stars. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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