Design Careers: Industry Advice & Job Search Tips

HOW wants to help you succeed and achieve your career goals along the way. Find expert career advice and tips from HOW’s official career partner, The Creative Group, to help guide your career path, whether you are working at a firm, as an in-house designer or as a freelance designer. Get practical advice and take control of your career path in design. Steer it in the direction you want to take it. Plus, learn how to leverage your current position for greater satisfaction. Learn more about increasing your salary and improving your overall marketability from The Creative Group in this Design Tutorial – How to Make More Money as a Designer in 2013.

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29 Things Young Designers Need to Know

Too bad there’s not a handbook for making the shift from design student to design professional. To make that transition easier, Doug Bartow, principal of ID29 offers his advice. The list below appeared in the January 2011 issue of HOW along with a limited edition poster designed by id29. Interacting with students and young...

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Watch Out For These Client Red Flags

  Are you dealing with a problem client right now?You know the ones I mean…they have unrealistic expectations and unreasonable deadlines. Or they are high maintenance drama queens overreacting about a tiny detail.If so, you’re not alone.We all have them!The thing to remember is that they are not bad people. They’re often under a...

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7 Tips to Help You Land a Promotion

You’re ready for the next step—a promotion, a new title, or a new employee to take under your wing—and the salary bump that accompanies that career growth. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when it’s time to lobby your supervisor for the reward you’ve earned.