Print Designers Tackle Flash (and live to tell about it)

Yesterday, I posted about illustrator Chris Sickel’s work on HOW’s September issue. Here’s a shout-out to a project featured inside the issue. HOW and our sister mag, Print, teamed up with Adobe on an interesting experiment: We invited three design studios, mostly known for their print work, to test-drive Adobe’s Flash Catalyst program by transforming a print project into something engaging and interactive. Design Army, Triboro and Nicholas Felton all agreed to be the guinea pigs. We published their print work in the issue, and then posted their interactive projects on We were blown away by the results. See how they used Flash Catalyst’s tools to bring their work to life, without writing a line of code.

Triboro’s David Heasty and Stefanie Weigler took the button craze to a new level by
creating a series of pins, then transformed them into cool interactive gadgets with Flash Catalyst.

Information design expert Nicholas Felton took a graphic he’d created for
the New York Times and added a layer of interactivity.

And the team at Design Army made a lavishly photographed book they created
for the Washington Ballet come magically to life—giving viewers an inside look at
how the breathtaking photographs were conceived and art-directed.

See the interactive design projects on and read the designers’ words about their experience learning and using Flash Catalyst. If you’re inspired to try your hand at Flash design (and we think you will be), then Adobe offers lots of tools to help you get started with Flash Catalyst, including video tutorials, demos, step-by-step guides and best practices.

And register for a FREE DesignCast on September 8, Transform Photoshop or Illustrator Artwork into Interactive Content without Writing Code with Flash Catalyst.

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