Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design, an interactive design studio whose work has been called “delightfully hostile” by the New Yorker. He prefers elegant, simple sites with clear language that serve a real need. He prefers that designers have strong spines. Recent clients include Open Society Foundations, ProPublica, All Things D, eNotes, and Mint.com.
Mike writes and speaks frequently about the craft and business of design. In early 2011, he gave a CreativeMornings talk entitled “F— You, Pay Me” that uplifted the downtrodden the world over, and he can be heard weekly as the co-host of Let’s Make Mistakes. His book about handling yourself professionally as a designer, Design Is a Job, was published by A Book Apart in 2012, and is being incorporated as a textbook in design programs across the country.
You can follow him on Twitter as @Mike_FTW, but we’re not liable for what you’ll see.