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Freelance Design Work for In-House Teams

Has your in-house design team produced something incredible? Enter in-house work into the In-House Design Awards! Conference presenter Andy Epstein joined us for a live chat as part of HOW Design Live Online, sharing his insights on freelance designers working on in-house teams. Andy Epstein started his career as a freelance designer and illustrator....

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How Brand Design Impacts Business

Hamish Campbell’s HOW Design Live session is one of 23 hand-picked by our knowledgeable staff as the cream of the crop from HDL. It’s not too late to experience it: HOW Design Live Online has been extended to June 29! Conference presenter Hamish Campbell joined us for a live chat as part of HOW...

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Personal Branding: How to Build Your Own Brand

Want to position yourself as a branding expert? Register for a live design tutorial on brand strategy with Marcia Hoeck and Ed Roach. “As a designer, your success depends the service you provide and on how you brand yourself.”  – Robin Landa Conference presenter Robin Landa joined us for a live chat as part...

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How to Transition from inHouse to Freelance Design

Register for HOW Design Live Online to experience the magic of the conference from the comfort of your home. This week an next, chat live with your favorite presenters! Take $100 with code HOWLIVE14! photo from Shutterstock “Making a living doing what you love is hard work, an action plan takes the ‘document’ out...

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3 Reasons to Learn Animation Design

Want to learn more about Adobe’s animation design tools? Check out Brian Wood’s independent study on using Adobe Edge Animate in interactive design. Animation design is an increasingly crucial skill, especially for interactive designers. Many designers are well-acquainted with the process of creating animations, but it’s easy to stick with static images if that’s...

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3 Expert Brand Strategy Tips

Chat live with Marcia and Ed and attend their session at HOW Design Live Online! Enter code HOWLIVE14 at checkout to get $100 off registration. Building a strong, effective and credible brand strategy requires an expert’s approach. That means that in order to build the best brand possible, you not only need to become...

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6 Ways to Experience the Magic of HOW Design Live Online

Last week, I told you about the magical things that are happening at HOW Design Live Online. Attendees can experience a full 23 hours of HOW Design Live online from absolutely anywhere with an Internet connection. Plus, you can chat with your favorite presenters in live chat sessions throughout the two-week event! This week, I...

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Agile Web Design, Buckminster Fuller & I Love Lucy

Last week, Jason Tselentis shared his insights into agile web design and the waterfall in the live design tutorial Agile Methodologies for Designers, explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each approach to the web design process. Originally applied to software development, the waterfall and agile methodologies can also be applied to web design and...

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5 Creativity Exercises to Conquer Blocks and Burnout

Want some creative inspiration from real design pros? Register for HOW Design Live Online to chat live with your favorite presenters and attend their conference sessions. Enter code HOWLIVE14 at checkout for $100 off! Creative block is the bane of my existence. Nothing ruins a project like hitting a wall, except maybe burnout, when...

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Join Us for HOW Design Live Online!

When I learned I wouldn’t be able to make it to HOW Design Live in Boston this year, I was nigh inconsolable. During the conference, I spent my days wistfully reading my fellow editors’ blog and social media posts about it, jealous that they were hearing some of my heroes like Malcolm Gladwell, Aaron...