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New! Design Is a Job *2nd Edition* by Mike Monteiro

Nov 01, 2022

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Design Is a Job, Second Edition

by Mike Monteiro

The first edition of this book taught you how to sell design, draw up contracts, work with clients, and navigate the business of design. And, yeah, that’s all still (mostly) there. But design has changed, and this book has changed with it.

In this second edition, Mike Monteiro not only covers how to be a working designer, but also how to take care of yourself, deal with toxic workplaces, and learn to operate in a community rather than as individual practitioners.

On sale now: paperbacks ship within 48 hours and ebooks are available for immediate download.

➜ Bundle it: buy this book with You're My Favorite Client (or any other title) and save 10%!


What people are saying about the second edition of Design Is a Job

“In 2016, if you told me that the typefaces I made—inspired by progressive movements—would one day become part of new movements, I wouldn’t have believed you. As designers, everything we make has an impact. Whether that impact is positive or negative is up to us.”
Founder of Vocal Type Co.

“Mike Monteiro has been both a boss and worker, and he’ll honestly tell you how to deal with the people you work for and with—because he cares about you and everyone you will help or harm with your work. It's dangerous to go alone! Take this book.”
Chief Creative Officer at Wikimedia Foundation

“Designers conceptualize what gets built in the world. When one fully takes this in, as Mike challenges us to do, it prompts a radical reconsideration of who the work ought to serve.”
Designer, author, and artist

“Take everything you know about the first edition and throw it out the window, and then set that window on fire. Monteiro shows no mercy in this new edition, crafted to help designers navigate (and change) a world that is happy to take advantage of them and encourage them to build unethical products. Also, it’s funny.”
Author of Design for Cognitive Bias

“When we unionized, our CEO tried to blame Mike.”


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