Design Inspiration: Ideas & How-to Advice for Designers


DIY: A Photo Studio for Professional Product Shoots

Designers Roberto Blake and Jim Krause are on to something. They both passionately pursue photography as a side to their graphic design projects, and they advocate for other designers to pursue it as well. In fact, in Krause’s online course, Creative Exercises for Designers, he instructs students to experiment with photography as a way to...


Microcontent: The Makings of a Social Media Graphic

Microcontent is the new buzzword in the design and marketing circles. But what exactly is it? For the context of design, it’s short, concise visuals primarily used for social media marketing that delivers a call-to-action or a noteworthy fact. Lemonly, a visual design firm based in South Dakota, creates engaging microcontent all the time...


Planning the Layout for an Infographic Design

Since we resided in caves, we relied on symbols and imagery to communicate. We still depend on visuals to quickly transmit information, however, instead of painting on hard, dusty cave walls we are now communicating information through data visualizations and infographics. HOW Design University would like to help artists design beautiful infographics for the...