Book number 7 in A Book Apart series, Design is a Job by Mike Monteiro is a must read for any creative professional. From working with contracts to choosing the right types of clients, Mike shares his experiences and lessons learned as a designer and business owner.
The title may say “Design” but this book would be useful to anyone in creative services such as photographers, writers, illustrators, videographers, etc. If you’re a student, freelance or hope to someday own your own business – save yourself years of trial and error and buy this book!
This book changed the way I thought about design and how I conduct myself on a professional level. It helped me understand not only how to put a value on what I was doing, but how to explain that value to my clients. Hands down this is one of the most important, influential books I’ve ever read and I strongly recommend it.0