Design is a Job by Mike Monteiro is hands down the most useful thing I’ve read in the past month. Truthfully, “read” might be the wrong verb as I really devoured this book in one morning. For many creative types the world of accounting, contracts, revenue generation and account management is scary. This book helps to assuage those fears by providing strategies and best practices for dealing with the money-side of the creative services industry. While it may sound like this book is only useful for freelancers or people working within an agency, I’d recommend it to anyone who ever has to hire outside creative help, or really anyone running a small business. It’s that good.
Design is a Job is part of the “A Book Apart” series and is available in both ebook ($9) and paperback ($18).