HOW's International Design Awards invites graphic & web designers from around the globe to enter their work into this prestigious design competition, showcasing 300+ projects from numerous countries.
If your marketing has slowed down lately, you’re not alone — and there are lots of possible reasons why…. It could be the effect of the summer lull. Or maybe you’re coming off a monster project that consumed every bit of your time and energy and you literally couldn’t focus on anything else while it was going...
If you’re working on a proposal this week (and even if you’re not), check out these new articles and make sure your next freelance proposal is a “winning” proposal — otherwise, it’s a waste of your time! Here are excerpts… On PaperSpecs.com, read “Should I Even Write That Proposal?” Many of the problems that arise...
If you've missed any of my Q&As in the Creative Freelancer Business Conference Speaker Podcast series, here's where you can find all 7 of them.
As you welcome the bold embrace of the New Year, you may be contemplating change; not just in the months to come, but well into the future. Are you currently working in-house and thinking about opening an agency of your own? Before you quit your job, wait! You should have a solid strategy in...
Bold, unsafe ideas are useless to the organization unless those ideas are grounded in strategy, grounded in the essence of the brand, grounded in the wants and needs, hopes and dreams of end users. Find tips for ensuring a safe environment to nurture big ideas.
Bryony Gomez-Palacio wears many hats, including design business owner and mother. She dishes seven tips that keep her children mature and business booming on the daily seesaw ride that's her life.
Choosing and implementing a project-management system can be a daunting task. In HOW's March 2013 In-House Issues column, Cella Consulting’s Jackie Schaffer walks you through the process step-by-step so you can pick the right solution for your in-house team. Here is her handy list of design project management software options.
In HOW's November 2012 issue, we profile Minneapolis-based 5 by 5 Design. Here, partners Wendy Ruyle and Diana Lillicrap offer their 5 best pieces of advice after 5 successful years in business.
Now that your design business is up and running, it's time to cut loose ties with the past in order to really thrive. These decisions are tough, but business consultant David C. Baker has helped many firms do the same in order to grow.