Design Inspiration: Creative Ideas for Designers

A graphic designer’s most valuable asset is his/her creativity — and it needs constant care and feeding. Here you’ll find creative thinking exercises, brainstorming tips, activities for creative teams and design inspiration, all geared toward helping you develop the best graphic design solutions. Don’t neglect your creativity. Feed it. Nurture it. And let it breathe. Let it be accessible for when you need it most.

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The Rise of Sporting KC’s In-House Design

Chad Reynolds remembers when he alone signified the entire creative department for the Major League Soccer (MLS) club in Kansas City. Now, as the creative director with a marketing department of 17, Sporting Kansas City has one of the most robust, vibrant and forward-thinking in-house creative teams in the league.

10 Funny Advertisements Sure to Make You Chuckle

As creatives who works so closely with ad agencies and marketers, it's easy to feel a little jaded when it comes to being a consumer. We get good at blocking out the noise of typical day-to-day ads. That's why we're excited to share these 10 funny advertisements that really stood out to us over...

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4 Gorgeous Typography-Heavy Design Portfolios

Tobias van Schneider sees hundreds of design portfolios each month thanks to his work with Semplice, a portfolio builder made by designers for designers. Occasionally, a designer surprises him by using typography in a unique way—to display not only their work, but their personality. These four portfolios do just that.

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10 Quotes from Thought Leaders in Design

With sessions designed to change your thinking, radically improve your work and help you build business and marketing skills essential to your job, HOW Design Live can always be counted on to bring in industry-leading speakers who will deliver a wealth tips, advice and inspiration. HOW Design Live 2018 in Boston (April 30–May 3)...

11 Drool-Worthy Self Promotion Designs & Resumes

As we gear up for the deadline of the HOW Promotion & Design Awards, we wanted to share a few examples of the unique and gorgeous types of self promotion designers are creating today. From business cards and augmented reality counterparts to flip books and gif sets, if you're proud of your self promotion,...

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Lyft: Driving Innovation in Annual Report Design

As you've probably already witnessed, Lyft is taking over as the cool and improved ride-sharing app in 20 cities across America. HOW recently had the honor of recognizing Lyft's in-house design team in the HOW In-House Design Awards for its "economic impact report."

Spotlight: Maksim Karalevich

Matthew Manos first met Maksim Karalevich when he was working with the Strelka Institute in Moscow. They shared a meal at the wonderfully bizarre Дом ученых, which translates to "House of Scientists". Now they continue their conversation about design here on HOW.