Designers are collaborators. They almost all the time work in some sort of team on most projects, and have to rely on vendors – printers, service bureaus, illustrators or photographers – they hire to help them realize their vision of the piece being designed. This book pulls together a wealth of insider information from all the vendors with whom designers collaborate and gives time and cost-saving tips on how to work with the vendor to get the most efficient results. Vendors covered include typesetters, service bureaus, photographers, copywriters, illustrators, printers, Internet service providers, interior designers and building contractors. Information for each and every is presented in bite+sized tips, and each and every chapter contains a checklist that designers can use to verify they have covered all of the bases before lining up the vendor in question. With this book, designers will learn how to communicate with vendors to get the inside information as a way to help them get their work done faster, better and less expensive.
Designers Survival Manual: The Insider’s Guide to Working With Illustrators, Photographers, Printers, Web engineers and More