Author Archives: Stephanie Orma

About Stephanie Orma

Stephanie Orma is a San Francisco-based design writer. Her musings on creativity, creative folks and their inspired creations have appeared in HOW, Print, Dwell, Metropolis, Fast Company, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. When not writing, Steph can be found designing books for top-tier publishers in her boutique creative studio Orma Design & Communications or creating outrageously clever cards and gifts for her witty line, She's SO Creative. Follow Steph on Twitter.

Design to Your Own Beat

The Rhythm of Design

When music and design intersect, the results can be mesmerizing. Tune in to these music-inspired design projects and find more in the September issue of HOW.

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Designer’s Self-Promo Lands him TV Cameo

Designer Ty Mattson, creator of the LOST poster series, found similar inspiration in Showtime's Dexter. The poster designs he created went viral and attracted big buzz. So much that Mattson found himself rubbing elbows with Michael C. Hall.

Friends of Type

Get Inspired by Friends of Type

What started out as a creative outlet, has turned into a hot spot for handmade type inspiration. Get inspired by the self-proclaimed type nerds and designers behind FriendsOfType.com. They built a creative venture around their mutual passion: Type.

Beat the Downtime Doldrums

Most designers usually have more than enough work to do. But Every now and then, just maybe, your workload (for whatever reason) slows. Check out these 15 tips to best utilize that time as creative playtime.