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Ninety percent of group discussions start off on the wrong foot

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People

Always begin with a recap of the design brief.

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Reflections on design self-employment

Lamp workspace

A few designers who’ve reflected on their time in self-employment.

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It’s not always about the money

Money kite

The following is an excerpt from the “Pricing your work” chapter of Work for Money, Design for Love.

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How do you differ?

Energy saving bulb

What are your competitors saying about their businesses? How do you differ?

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When selling design is like selling furniture

Eames lounge chair

“They’d rather buy a few things that are good and are going to endure, than lots of stuff which isn’t.”

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