CR for CR: Adrian Shaughnessy consultancy

Author, designer and publisher, Adrian Shaughnessy also works as a studio consultant and mentor. As part of CR for CR, you can bid to have a mentoring session with him…

Author, designer and publisher, Adrian Shaughnessy also works as a studio consultant and mentor. As part of CR for CR, you can bid to have a mentoring session with him…

As the man behind How To Be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul and editor of Studio Culture, not to mention being ex-creative director of Intro, Shaughnessy knows a thing or two about running a design studio. Over the past few years he has helped many design studios (including some famous names) to develop their businesses with advice on how to grow, getting new business etc.

In aid of Comic Relief, Adrian has kindly offered to donate half a day’s consultancy time with a CR reader (he may tell some jokes, no promises mind) with special focus on how design groups and designers can best present themselves to the world; how studios can attract the right clients; and how studios should structure themselves to guarantee the greatest efficiency and creative excellence.

In addition to this he has also offered up a full set of Unit Editions books, papers and posters (you can see their printed output to date, here) as part of his auction. So as well as receiving plenty of advice on making the best of your design business, you’ll also get a stack of goodies including books Supergraphics, Studio Culture and the forthcoming Total Design book TD: 63-73, plus Unit newspapers and posters.

The consultancy meeting will take place in central London and CR will not be able to pay for any travel expenses. The auction winner will be responsible for setting up the meeting with Shaughnessy.

Bid for your session with him, here.

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