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How to Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole

Paul Woods



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Laurence King Publishing
11 March 2019
Media, information & communication industries; Advice on careers & achieving success
It's long been an accepted, almost celebrated, fact of the creative industries that long hours, chaotic workflows and egotistical colleagues are just the price you pay to produce great work. In fact, this toxic culture is the enemy of creativity, and with greater accountability and transparency in the industry?

-?and more choice for young talent?

-?than ever before, this unsustainable way of doing business is a ticking time bomb.

This is a straight-talking, fun read for all creatives: Director or junior, at an agency or client-side, working in design, advertising, publishing, fashion or film.

Packed with anecdotes, self-analysis flowcharts (are YOU the asshole?!), exercises and action plans for better working practices.

Simple strategies can easily be implemented to create a happier, more productive team and?


By:   Paul Woods
Imprint:   Laurence King Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 144mm,  Spine: 10mm
Weight:   260g
ISBN:   9781786273918
ISBN 10:   1786273918
Pages:   140
Publication Date:   11 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Paul Woods is a designer, writer and illustrator originally from Dublin, Ireland. He leads the USA operations of global design agency Edenspiekermann in his role as Chief Creative Officer. He has created award-winning work for brands including Red Bull, Google, Morgan Stanley, TimeInc. and many others.

Reviews for How to Do Great Work Without Being an Asshole

Offers creative people advice on how to get on with colleagues, avoid hostile work situations and not be an egomaniacal asshole -- - Design Week both amusing and practical. Its infographics and flow diagrams help readers identify what's going on in common conundrums in the creative industries, including pitching and giving feedback, and its short, sharp chapters help them navigate agency life. If you're after frank advice on how to make it in graphic design, this book is for you. -- Creative Bloq

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