Design Business: Industry Issues & Advice

Are you a design principal or in design management? Stay abreast on leading tips for smart growth strategies, self-promotion design advice and management issues. Experts in the industry and business consultants are tapped for leading advice on new business trends and sage wisdom for starting your own graphic design business.

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Online Branding: Creative Strategy in Web Design

Rub elbows with the greatest names in web design and get all of the latest tools and tips for online branding and creative strategy in web design at the HOW Interactive Design Conference. The following piece on online branding is an excerpt from the first lesson of Dave Holston’s HOW Design University course, Managing...

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Tips for Telecommuting

Some companies are reassessing their work-from-home policies, but you can make it work for you. Use these five tips for telecommuting. When you think of telecommuting, you might picture yourself padding downstairs to your home office in your PJs, sipping freshly brewed coffee from your favorite mug. You envision peacefully tending to your projects...

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Take HOW’s Design Salary Survey

Admit it: You're curious to know how your paycheck compares to those of your design colleagues in similar positions. HOW's 2014 Design Salary Report will have all the answers, but we need your help!

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Breaking Free: 7 Tips for Opening Your Own Agency

As you welcome the bold embrace of the New Year, you may be contemplating change; not just in the months to come, but well into the future. Are you currently working in-house and thinking about opening an agency of your own? Before you quit your job, wait! You should have a solid strategy in...

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How to Build a Brand with Character

From Planter’s Peanuts to Caterpillar, consumers connect with brands that have personalities they respect. Learn how to build a brand with the right kind of character with this excerpt from Building Better Brands. When you know who you are, it becomes far easier to make decisions—about everything. That’s true for people and brands. Should...