Design Projects

Part of staying inspired as a graphic designer is viewing amazing designs churned out from a design business, through the labors of freelance design, or from an in-house design group. Get the scoop on stellar projects, see images of the work, and get to know the designers behind these projects that are are creating waves in the design industry. Have a current project you want reviewed by an expert, veteran designer? Now you can with HOW’s Critique Services.

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Stefan G. Bucher’s Valentine’s Day Postcards

The Luxe Project by moo.com is back at it again, but this time, Valentine’s Day postcards get an illustrator’s touch. Stefan G. Bucher, the mastermind behind design studio 344 and The Daily Monster trademark, created a collection of postcards that takes a cellular look at love. This makes sense. After all, as Bucher notes:...

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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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Kickstarter for Design

If you’re starting to feel that the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter is getting a little, well, crowded, you’re in luck. Designers no longer have to compete with budding independent film directors, bands looking to produce albums and dance companies who want another season run. There’s now a Kickstarter for design. Enter CrowdyHouse, a crowdfunding platform...

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Creative Challenge: Redesign US Currency

If you think your latest design endeavor was difficult, consider one of the Letter Society‘s latest design-related challenges: Create a new look for US currency. With something as ubiquitous as dollars and cents, the members of the Letter Society had their work cut out for them. To find out more about the Letter Society,...

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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...

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Collaboration Tools and the Modern Design Agency

Editor’s Note: The following post is from Allegra Poggio, production director at Visceral, who describes the collaboration tools and process that helped the Visceral creative team in a recent web project. At Visceral, we’re in the business of designing for the web. Like many digital agencies, we’re constantly looking for ways to be more...

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The Drink and Draw Blog

There’s always that one kid in college who claims to be smarter after a few drinks. In fact, I’ve heard some writers say that a glass of wine or two really gets the creative juices flowing. One person who can attest to this theory as a talented adult with his own business? Stephen Burdick,...

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Sexy Product Design: Lovability Condoms

After a traumatic tampon-buying experience that involved an “orange-picking claw” and a store-wide audience, Tiffany Gaines was inspired to revamp another product many people need but hate to buy. Enter Gaines’ sexy product design for the Lovability Condoms. As a School of Visual Arts MFA Design for Social Innovation student, Gaines thought to change...

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Website Design Success Helps Focus Brand

The best way to achieve website design success? Create an intuitive, user-friendly online experience that fits seamlessly with your brand. Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Well, according to Bernadette Rivero and Nathan Strandberg, the web design world is a bit of a jungle. Allow me to explain: Rivero, president of Cortez Brothers creative development...