Glass In-House: See Inside 4 Creative Departments

We’ve been a curious lot here at HOW lately. In celebration of HOW’s In-House Design Awards, we asked in-house designers to share their most frustratingly funny client stories, and to tell us about all the fun, interesting and challenging things that go on in their in-house design department.

Next, we asked them to photograph their in-house departments for us.

Let’s take a look inside The Houston Zoo, the National Parks Conservation Association, HousingWire Publishing and Riverhead Books.

Inside look at the in-house design department of The Houston Zoo; Kirsten Ufer Creative Director

The Houston Zoo creative director Kirsten Ufer; photo by Stephanie Adams, Houston Zoo staff photographer

Inside look at the in-house design department of The Houston Zoo

The in-house design team at The Houston Zoo; Photo by Stephanie Adams, Houston Zoo staff photographer

Inside look at the in-house design department of The Houston Zoo

The in-house design team at The Houston Zoo; Photo by Stephanie Adams, Houston Zoo staff photographer

Views of Annie Riker's cube at ___. This view shows the glass tree wall—one of the interior design details that she helped influence when they moved to their current building. Riker also helped with NPCA's cube color selection (bright green on the walls, with brown and white accents).

Above and below: views of creative director Annie Riker’s cube at National Parks Conservation Association. This view shows the glass tree wall—one of the interior design details that she helped influence when they moved to their current building. Riker also helped with NPCA’s cube color selection (bright green on the walls, with brown and white accents).

Views of creative director Annie Riker's cube at National Parks Conservation Association

Behind the scenes with the in-house design team at HousingWire Publishing

The in-house team of HousingWire Publishing at work

Behind the scenes with the in-house design team at HousingWire Publishing

Behind the scenes at HousingWire Publishing

HousingWire Publishing senior art director Rosangel Torres at work

HousingWire Publishing senior art director Rosangel Torres at work

Behind the scenes with the in-house design team at HousingWire Publishing

Creativity at work inside HousingWire Publishing

A look at the in-house design department at Riverhead Books, a division of Penguin Group (USA)

Balloon doodles inside the in-house design department at Riverhead Books, a division of Penguin Group (USA)

A look at the in-house design department at Riverhead Books, a division of Penguin Group (USA)

Desk space at Riverhead Books

A look at the in-house design department at Riverhead Books, a division of Penguin Group (USA)

An in-houser and his trophy in the in-house design department at Riverhead Books

Important Post-Its at the in-house design department at Riverhead Books

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The In-House Design Awards is all about celebrating your in-house design team’s hard work. Hear what Mandisa Fabris, art director at Robert Half Legal, has to say about her team’s 2015 win:

As with most in-house teams, our team handles a lot of work whose primary function is to support the needs of the business and our company. The In-House Design Awards have always been an opportunity for us to showcase the work that we as a team are the most proud of. … Our participation in the In-House Design Awards serves as motivation for our team, inspiring us to push our creativity further every day.

It’s an honor for our team to be recognized and be included in a group of other talented in-house teams. Just as we look for inspiration from others in the industry, we hope that our work in turn inspires others. For us, it means acknowledgement of our work at an industry level and validation of our contributions to the company’s goals and success.

 

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