There is a major disconnect between the life of a design student and the transition to being a design professional.

To demystify the transition, we share the failures, successes, and surprises during our years in college and progression into the field: the creative process, monetary problems, internships, interviews, mistakes, and personal relationships. We include the work from our first design class to our most current client work, along with side stories and interviews from our mentors, teachers, and peers. This book will serve as the ultimate companion for design students, educators, and anyone breaking into a creative field.

The Authors

Never Sleep is written by Andre Andreev and G. Dan Covert

Dan is Ohio. Andre is Bulgaria. They is dress code. At the combined age of 50 their work has been recognized by shiny awards, appeared in lots of magazines, coffee table books, and 3 museums. They met while studying graphics designs at California College of the Arts. Then moved to New York and got jobs with MTV working in motion and print—before stupidly leaving their dream jobs to start a studio of their own.

They co-teach Design, Type, and New Media classes at Pratt. Along with Never Sleep they shot and directed a documentary about Ohio State football fanatics called Across the Field.

Andre eats meat and drinks that purple stuff, Dan dislikes puppies and is somewhat of an amateur magician. To supplement their income Dan and Andre work at Best Buy. See for yourself 24 hours a day at and

The Publisher

About de.MO

Founded in 1997, de.MO books is run by the multi-talentend Giorgio Baravalle.