10. Working with Others

Mike Monteiro



Intro

A lot of this boo k has been about protecting yourself from other people. (The rest of it has been about protecting you from yourself.) So far...

Working with other designers

I took the bus to work this morning. It was rush hour, so I was packed in between other passengers in the very front, right by the...

Better together

Working with other (talented) designers makes you a better designer, and is essential to your professional development, especially early in your career. There’s simply no better way to...

Peer-to-peer criticism

Having other designers look at your work is different than getting client feedback. These are your people. You speak the same language. It’s simultaneously more casual and...

No more catty competition

The perception (or reality) of competition poisons the working relationship between designers. As a designer working in client services we’re often brought into situations where there’s a...

My first art director

More often than not, though, the situation above plays itself differently. Designers are a maddening combination of competitiveness and insecurity. For every story I have about someone like...

The rules of working with other designers

Respect You can’t work with people you can’t respect. Yet I fear that too often we choose not to respect people simply because their ideas, their viewpoints,...