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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.


  1. Why You Need Design
  2. Hiring a Designer (Read an excerpt online)
  3. Working Together
  4. Evaluating Work and Giving Feedback
  5. When Things Go Well
  6. When Things Go Wrong

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You’re My Favorite Client

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What People Are Saying

  • 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.

  • Proven once again, Mike Monteiro’s profound wit and wisdom about the business of design is beyond compare.

  • 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.

About the Author

Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design, an interactive design studio whose work has been called “delightfully hostile” by The New Yorker. In early 2011, he gave a Creative Mornings talk entitled “F— You, Pay Me” that not only uplifted the downtrodden the world over, but fueled his first book, Design Is a Job. In 2014 he won .net’s Talk of the Year award for “How Designers Destroyed the World,” a screed about designers taking responsibility for their work. He can be heard weekly as the co-host of Let’s Make Mistakes. None of the terms Mike has coined are printable on a family website.

Additional Info

  • ISBN: 978-1-937557-14-0
  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Published: Sep 30, 2014
  • Also available in: French

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