Author Archives: Amanda Malek

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DEAL OF THE DAY: How to Run a Successful Freelance Business

Many designers go freelance or set up their own agencies in search of more freedom, more time and more cash. However, in reality many web design businesses are more demanding on their founders than even the most unreasonable boss. Freelancers often work longer hours, take less holiday and have poorer work-life balances than most...

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Winners Announced in our 12 Days of Design Sweepstakes!

The winners of our 12 Days of Design Sweepstakes have been announced! Check out the official list of winners below and for more details on the 12 great prizes given away, visit the official sweepstakes page here. One-Year, Design VIP Membership - WINNER: Meredith Lyon 500 Premium Clear Plastic Business Cards – WINNER: Meghan...

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12 Deals of December: 50% off Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook

TODAY’S DEAL: GET THE GRAPHIC ARTIST’S GUILD HANDBOOK OF PRICING AND ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR 50% OFF! Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook of Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 14th Edition is an indispensable resource for people who create graphic art and those who buy it. As the graphic art marketplace continues to evolve to meet the needs...

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One Week Creative Tune-Up For Designers

You’ve spent more than enough time on both the creating and the receiving end of digital media this year…. So how do you unplug and recharge your batteries? We’re excited to announce a new, week-long special workshop hosted by author and designer, Jim Krause at HOW Design University. For those designers looking for a creative...

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Build (or Update) a WordPress Site in 28 Days!

Though it began as a blogging platform, WordPress has evolved into a full content management system powering everything from personal pages to campaign websites to major news portals. It’s been embraced by developers and designers all over the world, and as of October 2013, 20% of the internet is powered by WordPress – that’s more...

2012 International Design Awards

HOW’s International Design Awards celebrates the best work from around the globe. The 220 winning design projects from this competition, featured In the March 2012 issue, represent the creative best of the design industry and were selected by renowned professionals Steve Gordon Jr. (independent creative at RDQLUS), Ann Willoughby (president and creative director of...

Behance Announces ProSite!

Over the years, our friends at Behance have been helping designers build their careers and get exposure for their work. They’ve just announced a new service called ProSite, which allows designers to build customized portfolio sites (with no Behance branding and no ads) without needing programming skills. The ProSites will also sync with Behance,...

Adobe: Flash Catalyst

To introduce you to a new world of design possibilities, HOW and Adobe asked some of their favorite designers to convert their static print work to fully interactive projects—without writing code!—by using Adobe Flash Catalyst CS5, part of Adobe Creative Suite® 5 Design Premium. See how the projects appeared in print in HOW’s September/October...