Design Ideas: Inspiration for Designers

Are you in search of that next great idea? You’ve come to the right place. It’s time to expand your creative horizons and find design inspiration for future design projects. You’ll find sage advice from creativity experts — yes, there is such a thing — successful designers and design business owners. If you are a design manager, you may want to dig deep for creativity exercises and inspiration tips to kickstart your next team brainstorm. There’s no better way than a little creative stretching to get the juices flowing.

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Card Game Design: Creative Clash on Kickstarter

If your work day is anything like mine, it can often feel like you’re trapped in a never-ending game of Life. Projects come in late, contributors struggle to contact sources, the templates are inconsistent and the computer is running slower than molasses. Do not pass go! Do not collect $200! Thankfully, Ryan Martin and...

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Top 10 Websites for Designers – March 2014

Dieter Rams’ principles for good design have been around for awhile. But this new site captures them in a fresh way. Plus, as AIGA dives into its centennial year, the celebration kicks into gear with rich historical context presented through a dynamic website. You’ll find all this and more in this roundup of the...

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New Caribou Coffee Packaging

I admit it. As a former barista, I’m a sucker for coffee, cafes, french presses and even bean-related branding. And a well-designed package of coffee will get me every time. I get the feeling design and branding agency Colle + McVoy feels similarly about a good cup of joe. This is apparent from the...

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Infographic Design and the Office Mousepad

Tired of mouse pads that just sit there, not filling you mind with tasty trivia nuggets? So starts one of the most fun holiday-time gifts the HOW staff received this season. While I would normally insist that the delicate art of mouse pad design went out of fashion in the late ’90s, this mouse...