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Born and raised in Mexico City, Armin is a graphic designer and writer now living in Austin, Texas. He is co-founder of UnderConsideration, a graphic design firm and publishing enterprise all rolled into one. He is better known for his writing on the blogs that make up the UnderConsideration online network, as well as from the books he has co-authored with his wife and partner, Bryony Gomez-Palacio. Armin spends a modest time on the road lecturing on any number of topics. Through UnderConsideration’s Department of Design he designs corporate identities, books and web sites for a few clients.


How to Spend $400,000 of Your $530,000 Billings

Why are designers so afraid to talk about money? Let's talk about money so that we can collectively figure out if we are valuing our work properly. In this session, Armin Vit will look at how we make every penny and how we spend it. Though Armin’s UnderConsideration isn’t your typical design firm, he’s at least willing to talk about money…and he’ll also be strong-arming some people he knows to give us a clue to their billings. Maybe. Starting with revealing his salaries over 8 years as an employee to UnderConsideration’s unconventional system today, you'll get a glimpse at what it takes to survive as a small firm.

3 Main Take-Aways:

  1. Talk about money openly. It's just money. But it's our value.
  2. Spending money is super easy. How to tame it.
  3. A look at potential alternate money-making design activities.