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How to Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole
It's long been an accepted, almost celebrated, fact of the creative industries that long hours, chaotic workflows, and egotistical colleagues are just the price you pay to produce great work. In fact, this toxic culture is the enemy of creativity, and with greater accountability and transparency in the industry—and more choice for young talent—than ever before, this unsust ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 12th 2019 by Laurence King Publishing
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"How to do Great Work without being an Asshole” True, it's a surprising title for a design book, but a very necessary (and fun) one worth reading. Whether a junior designer toiling through their first agency job hoping long hours will prove their worth, or an intermediate client services staffer trying to keep sane in the chaos and in-fighting, the writing is valuable for all. Even a seasoned professional should read it as a refresher to refine their own processes in leading creative effectively ...more
In the vein of the 37 Signals books, Paul has written the best design management how-to book there is. Having worked with Paul for 2 years, I've experienced the mentorship, day-to-day management, and overall ideology he preaches throughout the book. He covers the gamut of director-level thinking and decision-making, as well as ways to collaborate in a team environment. Paul has done a fantastic job capturing the way he operates his company. It's unlike any other design agency, and maybe by writi ...more