Behind the Design: Amazing Designs, Projects & Designers

HOW editors seek out the latest and greatest design projects from around the globe to showcase. Here, we’ll bring you noteworthy design projects and share the creative concepts and production techniques that make them stand out. It’s a cross-section of creative disciplines, with behind-the-scenes details on how those projects were created. This is also a popular column in HOW magazine.

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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.

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.

Buffy’s Brand Puts the Fun in Function

Friendly and puffy, meet Buffy, "the world's most comfortable comforter." With a playful brand identity created by Natasha Jen's team at Pentagram, Buffy looks—and feels—comfy. It's a fresh take on bedding brand identity, so unique, so different that you might not know what to make of it.