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Trust Funnel by Brian G. Johnson

Trust Funnel by Brian G. Johnson

Trust Funnel by Brian G. Johnson is a great book that you need to check out. Similar to Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuk it’s one of those books that has assisted in helping me in putting myself out there online with social media and building an online presence.

I have followed Brian online for quite a while years before he wrote the book Trust Funnel which was released February 3rd, 2015 and when he announced that he was writing the book I knew it was one I had to pre-order. Read on for our book review of Trust Funnel by Brian G. Johnson.

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Now Try Something Weirder by Michael Johnson

Now Try Something Weirder by Michael Johnson

Now try something weirder – How to keep having great ideas and survive in the creative business by Michael Johnson of Johnson banks and published by Laurence King due for release on 20th May 2019 is jam-packed with essential advice for designers and creatives of all disciplines, written by a world-renowned designer.

“I took what I was convinced was the ‘perfect’ solution to my then creative director. ‘Nice’ he said. ‘Now’ try something weirder.” – Michael Johnson

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It’s Not How Good You Are, its How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden

It’s Not How Good You Are, its How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden

As a person, I have learned to love the harsh reality that “good” doesn’t always make the grade and that there is always room for improvement. I purchased this book quite some years ago and read through it numerous times and constantly refer to it for a dose of inspiration or as a gentle reminder to strive for more than just being “good” at something. So lets take a look at the super awesome book It’s Not How Good You Are, its How Good You Want To Be by Paul Arden

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Run Studio Run by Eli Altman - Book Review

Run Studio Run by Eli Altman

Run Studio Run is a book that details how to manage and grow a small creative studio. The first edition was successfully funded on Kickstarter and available for purchase through Extracurricular Press in May 2018.

Run Studio Run is a step-by-step guide that helps you look at your studio critically—as a business as opposed to an artistic endeavor. You will establish goals and paths and how to reach them. You will see that the more of your business you can commit to process, the more you will free yourself up to do the work you really love.

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Freelance, and Business, and Stuff by Amy & Jennifer Hood

Freelance, and Business, and Stuff by Amy & Jennifer Hood

Freelance and business and stuff is a guide for creatives and it’s written by twin sisters Amy and Jennifer Hood who are the founding partners and creative directors behind Hoodzpah, a boutique brand identity and design agency based out of Newport Beach, California.

The Hood sisters have worked with clients such as Google, Disney, Facebook, 20th Century Fox, and Target so from reading that client list you know the advice within the book will be of great value.

The book has been made up of their personal research and experiences while running their own design studio.

You can also read their designer interview to provide more insights from their life as designers.

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Know Your Onions - Graphic Design By Drew de Soto

Know Your Onions: Graphic Design By Drew de Soto

Know Your Onions by Drew de Soto is a very enlightening book offering a different view of the things you encounter every day as a designer.

Drew De Soto who is a print-focused designer has been a graphic designer for over 25 years, this book is a guide for working in the Graphic Design industry and first published by BIS Publishers in 2012.

As he says in his Introduction: “After a 25-year career in graphic design, I’ve picked up a few things and turned them into ‘custom settings’. Read this book and save yourself 25 years.”

Drew was kind enough to send us a copy of the book to review and we were looking forward to tucking into this one, Again I would like to thank Drew for sending us the book and answering our questions as part of this review. Let dive in and take a look at Know Your Onions: Graphic Design By Drew de Soto.

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