DON’T MIND IF I ASK
140 x 210mm, 210 pages, full colour printing, coptic binding, softcover, 2022
A book demystifying the communications design industry and community through 506 crowdsourced responses, insights and letters collected by Don’t Mind If. It is a handy compilation of answers and resources to all our burning questions such as:
Who are we? What do we do for work? How did we get into this industry? How are we running our businesses? Are we happy? Where do we go from here?...
Don’t Mind If is an independent ground-up initiative that seeks to understand, demystify and uplift the communication design industry.
Run by industry volunteers, it is designed to be a community effort and seeks to put the collective interests of the initiative above that of any one person or group. Meeting on volunteered time since mid-2019, the team comprises of creative professionals who share an interest and passion for the future of the communications design industry and community in Singapore. We work across the creative field as employees, freelance professionals, employers & students of the local communications design industry.
Foreword by Justin Zhuang (In Plain Words)
Opinion Pieces by Adib Jalal, Azelia Ng (Allegro Print), Danielle Ng (Making Meaning), DesignSingapore Council, Izyanti Asa’ari (Fellow), Jason Tan (Milton Tan Foundation), Louisa Lek, Melissa Tai (Public Culture), Stephanie Phua (Duo Studio), Steve Lawler (The Unusual Network), Vanessa Ban (External Assessment Summer School), Xiangyun Lim (The Whitebook) and more!
Illustrations by 8EyedSpuds, Clarice Ng, C+C&Co, Danielle Ng, Dianna Sa'ad, Iyn, Jarin, Jon Max Goh, Wen Shumin, Mas Shafreen, Pamela Ang, Tyng Lim, Toby Gail Lim, Queenie Kok