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Webinar Recap: How to Make an Infographic

Have you ever created an infographic before? I’ve made a few ungainly attempts at the art myself, and I was blown away by how much work goes into infographic design! Performing the research, laying out the design, creating the illustrations—I ended up scrapping my whole project and starting over more than once just because...

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Learn How to Build a Responsive WordPress Site

Knowing how to build a responsive website is crucial in a time when about two-thirds of all of web content is viewed from a mobile device or tablet. Learn to take advantage of this burgeoning web design trend with Jesse Friedman’s HOW Design University course, Building Responsive Websites with WordPress. Did you know that...

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2 Days Only: 11 Freelance Design Tutorials & Sessions Over 65% Off!

The live online event Strategies for Creative Freelancers – Spring 2014 was a roaring success, but the excitement hasn’t ended! If you register for Strategies for Creative Freelancers in the next two days—April 17th & 18th—you’ll get a full week of access to all 11 freelance design tutorials, webinars and audio sessions from the...

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Strategies for Creative Freelancers – Spring 2014

As a freelancer, it’s easy to fly solo while focusing on your own work and clients, but isolation isn’t always ideal. Networking with and learning freelance strategies from experienced creatives is crucial to the success of your business! On April 16, join HOW Design University for Strategies for Creative Freelancers – Spring 2014, a...

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Breakthrough Website Design Success

As a web designer, it’s your job to increase conversion rates for your clients. Many web designers find that bounce rates are still high, even after working hard to ensure that their keywords are refined and their pages are fully optimized. What’s a designer to do? To help designers through this struggle, Dr. Bill...

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Sneak Peek: Introduction to UX Design with Patrick McNeil

User experience (UX) design is a comprehensive, user-centered approach to web design. Encompassing every aspect of a user’s interaction with your interactive design, user-centered design emphasizes clarity, simplicity and responsiveness. Interactive design expert Patrick McNeil will introduce students to user-centered design in his HOWU course Introduction to UX Design. Still not sure if this...

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Freelance and Filing Taxes – Live Design Tutorial

Tax filing for freelancers can be a headache! Tax law and technical jargon make it difficult to know exactly how much money you owe, and online programs such as TurboTax or TaxSlayer.com often charge freelancers more for the services without saving them any cash. What’s a freelancer to do? Start with HOWU’s resident tax...

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Introducing the NEW 2014 Pantone Plus Series

The 2014 Pantone Plus Series is here! The series includes a total of 84 new colors, all of which have been incorporated into Pantone’s latest solid color publications, formula guides and color bridges. No supplements will be offered, which brings the total number of solid colors from 1,677 to 1,761! The last time Pantone...

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Brand Clarity: The Secret Weapon of the Most Powerful Brands

When developing a brand strategy, focusing on clarity is key. The strongest brands in the world express a clear, effective and relevant message. Learn how to identify and create a strong, clear brand with instructor Roy Levitt in Brand Clarity: The Secret Weapon of the Most Powerful Brands, a live design tutorial. In this...