HOW May 2012

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Once you indulge in May 2012 issue of HOW, your creative muses will awaken. This issue is sure to inspire, featuring stories of firms—big and small—that are not only über successful, but that are making crème de la crop projects too. You’ll also find a slew of creative exercises shared from the HOW Book “Creative Stuff.” Is your arsenal of creative inspiration running dry? Read how one designer/educator makes his own muses to keep the well from running dry. You’ll find all this and more in the May issue of HOW.

Top Coverlines from the May Issue: Design by Personality, Package Deal: 10 Packaging Projects You Must See, 8 Creative Ways to Find a Job, Fighting the Crowd (as in educating your clients about crowdsourcing), Paper Promos You’ll Have to Keep, Creative Stuff, Make Your Own Muses, Eating the Elephant: Making the Interactive Design Plunge. You’ll find all this and more inside this issue. Plus, win cool products for designers featured in HOW magazine.

Dig in below and explore this issue’s web extras! Plus, click on the image below to access the web extra 30 Days to Creative Bliss.

Designing Buttons: 8 Tips from Busy Beaver

Designer Jason Caldeira loves buttons. “They’re just one of those little things that make people smile,” he says. “They’re whimsical, impactive, affordable, and most importantly fun.” Caldeira is a veteran button designer. You can add this design skill to your toolbox , too. Here are some points to consider when button-making, courtesy of Chicago-based...

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5 Freelancing Myths Debunked

Have you been contemplating the leap to a freelance design career? There are numerous advantages, but make sure that you are making the switch with your eyes wide open to these 5 common freelancing myths.

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6 Tips to Perfect Your Portfolio

All style and no substance is the No. 1 critique voiced by executives about creative portfolios, according to a a survey by The Creative Group. Find out how to build and present a a portfolio that demonstrates value to potential employers.