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4 Reasons to Enter HOW’s International Design Competition

Design knows no boundaries. The HOW International Design Awards is HOW’s prestigious global design competition—a chance to show off your work to the entire world! Recognizing excellence on a global scale, the competition provides recognition to rising and top designers from across the globe. Winning work is recognized in the award-winning International Design issue...

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Using InDesign to Create Fixed Layout EPUB

photo from Shutterstock The new fixed-layout EPUB export feature for Adobe InDesign is helping print designers and ebook developers more seamlessly create sophisticated digital content that’s steadily redefining what fixed-layout ebooks can be and do. Publishers may still consider illustrated eBooks a limited market, but as changing technology redraws the boundaries between print and...

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Sell Without Selling: How to Pitch an Idea with Confidence

When you’re selling an idea to a client, remember: confidence is key. Even if you’re brimming with million dollar ideas, you won’t get anywhere without gumption and tenacity. Each meeting with a client (or potential client) is a chance to show that you are confident and passionate about the project and that you are...

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Introducing HOW Design University Video + FREE Trial

The HOW brand stands for excellence. For 25 years we have been educating designers in all disciplines by drawing from the brightest minds in the business, and we’re doing it again with the launch of HOW Design University Video. The HOW community has made it clear that you want to access our content in...

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4 Reasons to Learn New Graphic Design Skills

As a creative professional, the road to career success is more like a confusing tangle of interstate highways than a clear-cut path. While some professionals choose to pursue a Master’s degree, others are self-taught through online design courses. With job opportunities ranging from in-house manager to UX designer to freelance illustrator, it’s no wonder...

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Online Branding: Creative Strategy in Web Design

Rub elbows with the greatest names in web design and get all of the latest tools and tips for online branding and creative strategy in web design at the HOW Interactive Design Conference. The following piece on online branding is an excerpt from the first lesson of Dave Holston’s HOW Design University course, Managing...

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8 Beautiful Book Cover Designs

As a committed bookworm and ravenous design junkie, I spend many of my days browsing book covers. My Design Shop features books by some of the most prominent names in graphic design. Naturally, some of the book cover designs themselves are pretty darn impressive. I rounded up a few of the best book covers...