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Sh*t They Didn't Tell You

How to Succeed in the Creative Industries

Paul Woods


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This straight-talking, fun book is aimed at fresh graduates planning a career in the creative industries. It gives them the tools to identify and navigate the right path. Filled with practical tips and exercises, and illustrated with 'how to' flow charts and diagrams, it focuses not just on the creative skills needed for a successful and lucrative career but a great lifestyle too.

Praise For Sh*t They Didn't Tell You: How to Succeed in the Creative Industries

"This is a must-read for anyone looking to enter creative industries." - Publisher's Weekly,

Laurence King Publishing, 9781786279538, 144pp.

Publication Date: August 24, 2021

About the Author

Paul Woods, originally from Dublin, Ireland, is a Los Angeles-based designer, author and CEO at global design agency Edenspiekermann. Over the course of his career, Paul has been at the helm of projects for organizations such as Red Bull, Google, Faraday Future, and The City of Santa Monica, among many others. An advocate for the importance of user-centric design, Paul places a hyper-focus on the user in his work. His bylines regularly appear in publications such as Fast Company, AdWeek, and The Drum.

Paul's debut book on creative culture, How To Do Great Work Without Being An Asshole, was published worldwide in 2019 and has been translated into eight languages. His new book, Sh*t They Didn't Tell You, a how-to guide for people looking to start a career in the creative industry, published in August 2021.

Paul lives in Pasadena with his wife Nora and a very stubborn basset hound.