Burn Your Portfolio: Stuff They Don't Teach You in Design School, But Should

Burn Your Portfolio: Stuff They Don't Teach You in Design School, But Should Review

It takes more than just a design school education and a killer portfolio to succeed in a creative career. Burn Your Portfolio teaches the real-world practices, professional do's and don'ts, and unwritten rules of business that most designers, photographers, web designers, copy writers, programmers, and architects only learn after putting in years of experience on the job.

Michael Janda, owner of the Utah-based design firm Riser, uses humor to dispense nugget after nugget of hard-won advice collected over the last decade from the personal successes and failures he has faced running his own agency. In this surprisingly funny, but incredibly practical advice guide, Janda's advice on teamwork and collaboration, relationship building, managing clients, bidding work, production processes, and more will resonate with creative professionals of all stripes.

Title:Burn Your Portfolio: Stuff They Don't Teach You in Design School, But Should

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  • Ahmad

    3.5/5 الكتاب خليط من خلاصة خبرة الكاتب الشخصية في مراحل عمله من العمل كموظف إلى مدير كبير إلى العمل الحر وتأسيس ش...

  • Mary Paul

    This book is amazing and I need to own it. I've been in the design field for nearly ten years now and this is much of what I've learned, crystallized. I'm so glad this exists and I will heavily recomm...

  • Viktoriya Tsoy

    One of the best advice books for designers I've read thus far. Heck, one of the best advice books for any professional starting in their field. Although my design discipline was a bit different from M...

  • Joel Robbins

    My wife recommended this book. It was sent to her by the author, one of her former art students. I hesitated to read it. After all, it’s about art, graphic art—her expertise, not mine. And it’s ...

  • Irwan Cornelius

    Essential read for any designer who wishes to jump into freelancing or anyone heading a design agency. Packed with useful tips in bite-sized reads that designs schools don't teach you about the busine...

  • Kayla Melton

    Michael Janda is brutally honest, a little cynical, and definitely a comedian. His books offers information vital to the success of a recently graduated designer. I feel that much of the information h...

  • Elisha Helsel

    This is a fantastic book. I actually read it on my own and later found out it was a book I was required to buy for my graphic design degree. Janda is a fun author to read. He has a no-nonsense tone an...

  • Denys Sergushkin

    This book provides detailed information of the work experience, and how to deal with clients, and manage big projects. Every designer can relate to discussed topics. Excellent read and very informativ...

  • Han-Soo

    Highly recommended to graphic designers who like to start their own businesses. Janda shared about how to manage design business, how to deal with clients, his managing finances ideas, and lot more wh...

  • Dani

    Very helpful!...