It takes more than only a design school education and a killer portfolio to reach a creative career.
Burn Your Portfolio: Stuff they don’t teach you in design school, but should teaches the true-world practices, professional do’s and don’ts, and unwritten rules of business.
Rules that designers, photographers, internet designers, copywriters, programmers, and architects only learn after setting up years of experience at the job.
Michael Janda, the owner of the Utah-based design firm Riser, uses humour to dispense nugget after nugget of hard-won advice collected over the past decade from the non-public successes and screw-ups he has faced running his agency.
Burn Your Portfolio is surprisingly funny, but incredibly practical advice guide, Janda’s advice on teamwork and collaboration, relationship building, managing clients, bidding work, production processes, and more will resonate with creative professionals of all stripes.