Learning the Business Lessons of a Creative Break-up


Following up on the recent post of ‘A Font is Born: Inside the Creative Process of Hoefler and Frere-Jones’, the oddly timed short documentary on their partnership which dissolved shortly after the filming, FastCo Design has four lessons for creatives to draw from the legal fracas. Here are the bullet points, but click the link for the details:
1. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW AND TRUST THE PERSON YOU’RE GOING INTO BUSINESS WITH
2. PUT IT IN WRITING
3. MAKE THE CONTRACT SIMPLE, BUT OFFICIAL
4. ANTICIPATE THE WORST

To explore the professional side of working in the design field:

The education of a typographer / edited by Steven Heller – Z250 .E295 2004


The Creative business guide to running a graphic design business / Cameron S. Foote – NC998.5.A1 F663 2009


The Graphic design business book / Tad Crawford – NC1001.6 .C69 2005


Inside the business of graphic design : 60 leaders share their secrets of success / Catharine Fishel. – NC1001 .F56 2003


Becoming a graphic designer : a guide to careers in design / Steven Heller & Teresa Fernandes. – NC1001 .H45 2006


Burn your portfolio : stuff they don’t teach you in design school, but should / Michael Janda. – NC590 .J363 2013

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