Mike Monteiro

Design Is a Job

Notify me when the book’s added
To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. How do I upload a book?
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    The web is made of content. Design is what holds all that content in place.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    A good marketer works for your audience. A bad marketer works for your advertisers. A good marketer will work with you to put together the best possible experience for your customers.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    Information designers flesh out the structure and underlying principles of the site, i.e., the blueprints (thus the architect thing). This is generally borne out in wireframes, also known as page schematics.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    Research doesn’t tell you how to design, it tells you where to design. And a good researcher isn’t prescriptive, they just gather and analyze the data.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    Their job isn’t to tell you what to design; after all, no researcher could have told Henry Ford that people wanted cars. But a good researcher could have told him that people enjoyed going faster.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    The best way to work with a project manager is to be clear about what each of you are responsible for and to keep them informed of project process as much as possible.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    The project manager also serves as the voice of the client in the room. They make sure the client’s requirements are being met, and do most of the day-to-day checking in with the client.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    If you have the luxury of working in a room full of designers of all specialties, you need to make full use of them. Work together. Early and often.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    Working with other people is simple: figure out what they want, and make sure they understand what you want.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    If a client’s not happy with the firm they hired, let them clean it up. You stay clear of that mess.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    you decide another designer owns a particular piece of the problem, you need to trust them with it. Communicate often. Give each other honest feedback. If their work is sucking, let them know, and work out other possible solutions together.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    To work together without tripping over each other and duplicating each others’ efforts you need to establish clear roles. Decide who owns what. Decide how feedback is going to work.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    There’s a balance between defending your work and remaining open to better ideas that takes a long time to develop. It takes confidence, intelligence, and an open mind to allow others to help you make your work better.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    you start treating yourselves with respect, you can’t expect others to do so.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    staggering your invoices and having a good mix of large and small invoices. Small jobs that pay faster and big jobs that pay more will diversify your payment schedule so that you have a steady stream of small payments coming in between the large ones.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    Most late payments are a matter of disorganization.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    Never tie a payment milestone to a metric. The world is an unsure place. And even when you do the research, the design, the development, and the testing correctly, things that are totally beyond your control can turn the world on its ear. You simply can’t carry the brunt of that.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    Design is custom manufacturing. Anybody that’s making something specifically for you, and tailored to your needs, is going to charge you a fee up front. What you’re creating is not a commodity that can be turned around and sold to someone else.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    We are in a special category of industry that gets paid a commencement fee, also called a deposit. It’s an industry standard, and don’t let anyone talk you out of it.
    Richard Corderohas quoted2 years ago
    are two budget questions you need to ask during the biz dev process:

    “What’s your budget?”
    “Has it been approved?”
    If you feel weird about asking either of those questions, turn the book back to page one and start again. Keep doing that until you’re comfortable talking about money.
fb2epub
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)