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Diary of a Maniac Designer by Yana Frank, Fifth Edition

Overview
Task: to republish a book by Yana Frank.

The fifth edition of the Diary of a Maniac Designer has a new cover and a new foreword by the author where she explains what happened to the book’s characters over the past 13 years and how her view of the designer’s daily work has changed.

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The design commission always has three components: the task, the client and the fee. Ideally, the task is interesting and inspiring, the client is nice and pleasant and the pay is generous. In reality, for a designer to be happy only two of these components must be present.

It means that you can take up a tremendously exciting task for a very charming person even if they don’t have much money. Or you can make a heap of boring work for a nice client who pays handsomely. Or complete an interesting task for a total schmuck of a client for a very-very hefty pay.

And on the contrary: no pile of money will be you consolation if the task makes you feel down and the customer is disgusting. And so on."

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From the chapter To Take or Not to Take




art director

  • Artemy Lebedev

chief typesetter

  • Iskander Mukhamadeev

typesetters

  • Yaroslav Bondarenko
  • Anna Golovina

editor

  • Katerina Andreeva

proofreader

  • Ekaterina Kasimova

project manager

  • Svetlana Kalinnikova
  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 144×216 mm (5,7″×8,5″)
  • Press run: 3000
  • ISBN 978-5-98062-114-8
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