Resources

(Relevant to the topics in the book, mostly. Last update: 23 September 2014.)

On pricing your skills

The dark art of pricing, by Jessica Hische
Double your prices, by Tara Gentile
Bill for it, by Eric Karjaluoto
Pricing strategy for creatives, by Jason Blumer, on A List Apart
Know your worth, on The Everygirl
Three keys to increasing your design fees, by Ted Leonhardt, on Design Taxi

On contracts

Designing contracts for the XXI century, by Veronica Picciafuoco, on A List Apart
Contract Killer, on Andy Clarke’s Stuff and Nonsense
Dealing with late payment of invoices, by Emily Coltman, on the FreeAgent blog

On evaluating design work

Questions I ask when reviewing a design, by Jason Fried

On presenting your work

An insider’s guide to The Design Presentation, by Michael Johnson
The train is leaving the station, by Dave Trott
Brand identity style guides from around the world, on Logo Design Love
Ways designers screw up client presentations, by Mike Monteiro

On speaking

Suggestions for speakers, by Frank Chimero
Speaking and audience tips, by Mark Boulton
You’re paying to speak, by Remy Sharp

On entrepreneurship

Stop thinking like a freelancer. Start thinking like a creative entrepreneur. By Mark McGuinness
Kern and Burn, 100 days of design entrepreneurship
25 bits of advice on making ideas happen, on 99U
Web designers making thousands of dollars in passive income, on Six Revisions
Don’t trust your experience, by Michael Wolff, at Design Indaba
Eight principles of naming, by Matt Gordon and Nick Foley, on Landor.com
You Are The Map Maker, a free book by Bernadette Jiwa
Reflections on design self-employment, a collection of stories from various design business owners, on davidairey.com
Getting a job, about overcoming insecurities, on Ad Aged
How do you go on holiday? By Rachel Andrew, on A List Apart

On something else

Everything was made, by Frank Chimero
George Lois on courage, via CreativeMornings
Focus groups are worthless, by Erika Hall

Books

It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be, by Paul Arden (Phaidon, 2003)
How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie (Simon & Schuster, reissue edition, 2009)
Design Is a Job, by Mike Monteiro (A Book Apart, 2012)
Steal Like an Artist, by Austin Kleon (Workman, 2012)
The Win Without Pitching Manifesto, by Blair Enns (Rockbench, 2010)
Designing Brand Identity, by Alina Wheeler (Wiley, 2012)
Word of Mouth Marketing, by Andy Sernovitz (Greenleaf, 2012)
100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, by Susan Weinschenk (New Riders, 2011)
Don’t Make Me Think, by Steve Krug (New Riders, 2005)
How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul, by Adrian Shaughnessy (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010)
Business and Legal Forms for Graphic Designers, by Eva Doman Bruck and Tad Crawford (Allworth Press, 2003)
How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer, by Debbie Millman (Allworth Press, 2011)
The $100 Startup, by Chris Guillebeau (Crown Business, 2012)
Made to Stick, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath (Random House, 2007)
Lateral Thinking, by Edward de Bono (Harper Colophon, 1973)
Talent is Not Enough, by Shel Perkins (New Riders, 2010)
The Designer’s Guide to Marketing and Pricing, by Ilise Benun and Peleg Top (HOW Books, 2008)
101 Contrarian Ideas About Advertising, by Bob Hoffman (Hoffman/Lews, 2012)
Aesop’s Fables, by Aesop (Chronicle Books, 2000)
Speak Human, by Eric Karjaluoto (smashLAB, 2009)
A Smile in the Mind, by Beryl McAlhone (Phaidon Press, 1998)
Logo Design Love, by me (New Riders, 2014)

(View many more recommended reads on the Designers & Books website.)

Blogs

Seth’s Blog, by Seth Godin
CR Blog, by Creative Review
Zen Habits, by Leo Babauta
the johnson banks thought for the week, by johnson banks
Subtraction, by Khoi Vinh
The Great Discontent, by Ryan and Tina Essmaker
FormFiftyFive, by quite a few graphic designers
I love Typography, by John Boardley
ideasonideas, by Eric Karjaluoto
CreativeMornings, founded by Tina Roth Eisenberg
Off The Hoof, by Mule Design Studio

Publishers of design books

(For the author who’s pitching an idea.)

New Riders (my publisher)
A Book Apart
Allworth Press
Chronicle Books
F+W Media
Gestalten
Laurence King
Phaidon
Rockport
Taschen
Thames & Hudson
Wiley
Workman

(Get a little extra help at the Society of Authors.)

Self-publishing

(Not everyone will want to work with an established publisher.)

CreateSpace
Lulu
Blurb
Xlibris
How to self-publish a bestseller
Self-publishing hangout highlights (reflections from self-published authors)
Paul Jarvis shared some useful advice for self-publishers

Ad providers

(Companies that pay website owners to display ads from relevant third parties.)

The Deck
Fusion Ads
Carbon
AdPacks

Project help

(A few websites I like.)

WeTransfer (for sending files of up to 2GB)
Inker Linker (for finding recommended print companies, mainly US)
Lovely as a Tree (on being more environmentally aware)
Places to find good free stock photos

From my main site

(Some of the more relevant posts on davidairey.com.)

How to get 87,698 blog subscribers
Self-employment advice for designers, penned after the first five years in my company of one
Recommended UK print companies, “Google mapped” because I thought it would help
iMac buying tips, a couple of quick money-savers

(I hope this page helps. Work for Money, Design for Love is available to buy now.)

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