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.

The Case for Inclusive Design

"Inclusive design" is a simple idea: design things to be accessible and relevant to as many people as possible. It is a broad-reaching, foundational design principle applicable to everything from architecture to websites to content. Here's how and why you should start making your designs inclusive.

Leading a Team to Boosted Performance

Whether you're a creative leader in an in-house environment or at a design firm, or are just interested in moving into a leadership role in the future, today's sessions at HOW Design Live were chock full of amazing, actionable tips to help you with leading a team in effective ways that ultimately boost performance.

Necessity is the Mother of Rebranding

Whether you’re a freelancer or an in-house designer, or at a studio or agency, you’ll probably have to rebrand at least once, performing surgery on yourself. Here, industry experts explore rebranding strategy when it comes to your own design business.

Should You Price Hourly?

So many designers hate talking about money, which makes pricing one of the most dreaded aspects of being self-employed. Perhaps that’s why so many designers resign themselves to pricing their services by the hour. But hat is truly a tragedy—and here's why.