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By Mike Monteiro

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Co-founder of Mule layout and raconteur Mike Monteiro desires to assist you do your task greater. From contracts to promoting layout, from operating with consumers to operating with one another, this short booklet is full of wisdom you can’t have the funds for to not know.


1. what's a Designer?
2. Getting Clients
three. selecting the best Clients
four. Charging in your Work
five. operating with Contracts
6. Sticking in your Process
7. offering Design
eight. coping with Feedback
nine. Getting your Money
10. operating with Others

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