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Mastering a Communication Plan To Get a Client’s OK

Wading into the business side of graphic design means finding a way to communicate effectively with clients.  When approaching a client with a design direction, a few homework items must be completed before you can determine how to persuasively deliver your message. Start off by rigorously researching the client to gauge their goals, intentions, bottom line and audience. With...

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Creative Anarchy: Break the Rules of Design

“There are no shortcuts to a great design concept. You must read, research, explore, innovate and create.” A must-have for every designer’s bookshelf, Denise Bosler’s new book Creative Anarchy enlightens the reader on the importance of understanding design rules and knowing when to break them. (If you experienced the barbaric yawp in her 2015 HOW Design Live...

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Photos from the HOW Design Live Instagram Contest

As you may have known, we ran our first-ever Instagram contest at HOW Design Live this year! Users entered by submitting photos with hashtag #HOWMoments, and we selected winners based on visual appeal, creativity, and general HOW awesomeness! It was definitely a challenge choosing the best photos from all of the amazing HOW Moments we saw,...

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What’s New at HOW Design Live: Creative Business

If you’re a solopreneur and you’ve scanned the HOW Design Live schedule, you may have noticed that the word “freelancer” is missing from the Creative Business program. It isn’t an oversight—it’s by design. In response to shifts in the creative field—and to comments from past attendees—we’ve reshaped the program this year to focus more...

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Tools of the Trade: Aids for the Design Process

HOW Design Live was great! As we wind down from the design conference, we will post popular presentation videos from last year’s HOW Design Live. These presentations highlight insightful information on design workflows, managing creatives and on design trends. HOW Design University also offers all of last year’s videos if you want to browse for a certain...