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About HOW staff

HOW is all about helping graphic designers be more inspired, more creative and more successful. Founded in 1985, the HOW brand began its life as a print magazine. Today, the brand still includes an award-winning magazine and an impressive fleet of HOW Books, but has grown to encompass a host of products, events and websites created to serve the business, creativity and technology needs of graphic designers, whether they work for a design firm, for an in-house creative department or for themselves.

Creativity and the Power of Play

Creativity and the Power of Play

3 Studios Demonstrate How Setting Aside Time to Play Can Benefit Morale, Productivity and the Bottom Line. While messing around on Facebook isn’t likely to be celebrated in the workplace, some forms of play are encouraged during the 9-to-5. In fact, large-scale companies like IBM have leveraged office hours for research and development, including...

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Is Your Design Funny?: A Call For Submissions

Do you like to laugh? Do you make hilarious designs to hang in your office and share with your friends? Then this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! We’re calling for examples of funny graphic design to be showcased in a brand new book entitled DESIGN FUNNY: A Graphic Designer’s Guide to Humor that’s...

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Voting for HOW’s 5th Poster Design Awards Now Open

We're very excited to announce that the HOW Poster Design Awards are now open for the Reader's Choice voting! That is, you get to vote for your favorite of the 10 top winning poster designs to choose the poster that should be awarded the title Best in Show. Read on for more information.

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8 Ways to Brainstorm Better

Idea-generation is the lynchpin of our work. So why are many of us terrible at it? Experts offer tips for improving your creative sessions. The team gathers in the conference room, white board at the ready, pumped to come up with some cool new ideas. Ten minutes into the session, the group’s strongest personality...

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Holiday Designs: The Best of the Blog

Much like school children, the HOW staff has been eagerly awaiting the holiday break. After all, we have presents to wrap, cookies to eat and holiday cheer to spread! As a present to our faithful HOW Design blog readers, we wanted to put together a list of the top holiday-themed posts. If you’re missing...