Speaking of Mike Monteiro and excellent writing, he’s got a new book. I read it this week, and it’s just great, and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen another book on this topic: a book for clients and employers on how to hire and work with designers. If I were still doing freelance design work, I’d give a copy of this book to every client I worked with. Highly recommended.
See Also: This interview with Mike by Khoi Vinh:
This book has a very unorthodox tone — the second line is an
expletive! Why did you take this tack?
It’s not an unorthodox tone for me. I write like I talk. And I’ve
generally always had better results being myself when I write and
when I speak and when I deal with clients. Obviously, I read the
room and know how much to pull back. I wouldn’t curse in front of
your mom, for instance.
★ Friday, 17 October 2014