- What Is a Designer?
- Getting Clients (Read this chapter online)
- Choosing the Right Clients
- Charging for Your Work
- Working with Contracts
- Sticking to Your Process
- Presenting Design
- Managing Feedback
- Getting Your Money
- Working with Others
Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design, an interactive design studio founded in 2001 whose work has been called “delightfully hostile” by The New Yorker. He prefers elegant, simple sites with clear language that serve a real need. He prefers that designers have strong spines. All of his clients still talk to him.
Mike blogs frequently about the craft and business of design on muledesign.com, and can be heard weekly as the co-host of Let’s Make Mistakes on muleradio.net. None of the terms Mike has coined are printable on a family website.
Originally, and emphatically, from Philadelphia, Mike now resides in San Francisco. When he’s not at work he’s out buy- ing music on vinyl, reading comics, playing Mario Kart with his son Henry, and getting into arguments on Twitter. You can follow him as @Mike_ftW, but we’re not liable for what you’ll see.
He secretly really likes his dog.