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Mike Monteiro You’re My Favorite Client

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Whether you’re a designer or not, you make design decisions every day.

Successful design projects require equal participation from both the client and the design team. Yet, for most people who buy design, the process remains a mystery.

In his follow-up to Design Is a Job, Mike Monteiro demystifies the design process and helps you prepare for your role. Ensure you’re asking the right questions, giving effective feedback, and hiring designers who will challenge you to make your product the best it can be.

Topics Covered

  • Why You Need Design
  • Hiring a Designer
  • Working Together
  • Evaluating Work and Giving Feedback
  • When Things Go Well
  • When Things Go Wrong

The client-designer relationship is so poorly documented and so fraught that it’s a miracle anything good comes from it. It doesn’t have to be that way. If you want to change the game, Mike Monteiro has written the game changer.

Khoi Vinh
Designer and writer at Subtraction.com
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Proven once again, Mike Monteiro’s profound wit and wisdom about the business of design is beyond compare.

Kristina Halvorson
Author of Content Strategy for the Web
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Businesses finally understand the value of investing in design. Mike has created the guide to making sure every dollar spent on design produces real results.

Anil Dash
CEO of Glitch and cofounder of ThinkUp and Activate
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Mike Monteiro

About the Author

Mike Monteiro is cofounder and design director of Mule Design, an interactive design studio whose work has been called “delightfully hostile” by The New Yorker. He’s written four books: Design Is a Job, You’re My Favorite Client, Ruined by Design, and The Collected Angers.  He’s not as smart as his wife, or as charming as his dog. He’s pretty much given up on tech and is considering a future as a lighthouse keeper or record store owner, or maybe opening a record store in a lighthouse.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 978-1-952616-43-3
  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Published: Sep 29, 2014
  • Also available in: French