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Advice books for designers appear in abundance in your everyday bookstore or Google search. The sheer volume is infinite, with books on design th… Read More
Advice books for designers appear in abundance in your everyday bookstore or Google search. The sheer volume is infinite, with books on design theory, history and trends, advice on working with contractors, tips on how to keep accounts organised and detailed explanations on how to manage day-to-day business. These books are great at dispensing knowledge from one designer to another, unfortunately they aren’t really helpful for the clients that have to work with designers. Read Less
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Advice books for designers appear in abundance in your everyday bookstore or Google search. The sheer volume is infinite, with books on design theory, history and trends, advice on working with contractors, tips on how to keep accounts organised and detailed explanations on how to manage day-to-day business. These books are great at dispensing knowledge from one designer to another, unfortunately they aren’t really helpful for the clients that have to work with designers.
 
Which is why during our first meeting with the brilliant Paul Furey he asked "if I were to hire you guys, how would you want me to act as a client to be the perfect client?". To which we responded "there is no such thing as a perfect client, just please, don't be a dick". He followed our advice and we never had any problems when working together.
 
We don't want to become relationship managers but want to continue with our careers in design so we decided to put together a handbook for clients and designers with, what we believe to be, valuable information.