Mike Monteiro Speaks

Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design. He prefers elegant, simple sites with clear language that serve a real need. He prefers that designers have strong spines. Mike writes and speaks frequently about the craft and business of design.

He loves client services so much he wrote two books on the topic, Design is a Job and You’re My Favorite Client, both from A Book Apart. Mike received the 2014 Net award for Conference Talk of the Year for his inspirational polemic on responsibility, “How Designers Destroyed the World.”

See Mike Speak

CanUX November 3rd, 2017 Ottawa, Canada
How to Fight Fascism talk November 2nd, 2017 Philadelphia, PA
Integrated 2017 November 14th, 2017 Antwerp, Belgium
Trondheim Developer Conference October 30th, 2017 Trondheim, Norway
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The Presentations

  1. Ordinarypeople
    Let Us Now Praise Ordinary People

    We want to change the world, yet the world is rarely changed by people who claim to want that. It’s changed by people who are just trying to get home. We want to disrupt, yet we end up disrupting the lives of those who can least afford it. We need to do better.

  2. Allabove
    This Is the Golden Age of Design (and we’re screwed.)

    Companies finally understand the importance of design, and they’re hiring designers by the thousands! Except where in the world are we going to find a thousand designers? And how good can we expect a thousand of anything to be?

  3. Ixda
    13 Ways Designers Screw Up Client Presentations

    Presenting is a core design skill. In this talk we go over the most common mistakes designers make when presenting their work, and how to avoid them.

  4. Destroyed
    How Designers Destroyed the World

    Every day, designers work on projects without giving any thought or consideration to the impact that work has on the world around them. This presentation was named 2014 Talk of the Year by .Net Magazine.

  5. Austin
    What Clients Don’t Know (and why it’s your fault)

    It’s our job to help site owners and stakeholders figure out what they need and to give them the tools and knowledge they need to evaluate whether what we do is what they need.

  6. Fupm
    Fuck You, Pay Me

    The most popular CreativeMornings talk of all time, Mike Monteiro gives us some valuable advice on how to get paid for the work that you do.

  7. Img 0402
    How to Fight Fascism

    All design is political, because all politics are designed. The world is a mess because a certain set of people designed it to be a mess. Now we need a different set of people to design our way out of it. This is not a choice. Regardless of whether this is what we wanted or not fascism is knocking on our front door. This is how we knock back.