HOW May 2013

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Creativity Issue of HOW Magazine

The May 2013 issue of HOW magazine is chock-full of creativity advice, inspiration and tips. Take creativity guru Stefan Mumaw’s Creative Bootcamp challenge for a 7-day workout that will have you generating more ideas faster than ever. And learn 10 Ways to Conquer Procrastination—a nearly universal struggle for designers, who are notorious for pushing deadlines and doing important work at the last minute.

Here’s a taste of a few other stories that you’ll find in this issue:

10 Ways to Conquer Procrastination: Don’t dilly dally, find 10 different ways to defeat procrastination and get things done.

Turn Site Visitors Into Clients: Learn how to convert your website visitors into leads and clients using free content and your own expertise.

You’ll find all this and more in the May issue of HOW magazine. PLUS: Want to win cool products that designers will love? HOW hosts a sweepstakes of such products that are featured in the LOOK section of the magazine. Enter Now!

The Real Value of Creative Brainstorming

Defer judgment” and “reach for quantity.” For more than 60 years, these have remained the two guiding principles of effective brainstorming. Widely credited as the father of brainstorming, advertising executive Alex F. Osborn promoted the notion that a group could generate better ideas by suspending assumptions and sharing perspectives. Recent articles and studies debate...

Designer Spotlight: PB&J

Featured in the May issue of HOW, Peanut Butter & Jelly, with offices in Cincinnati and Columbus, OH, is a truly multidisciplinary creative firm. Led by partners Micah Paldino and B. Emmit Jones, PB&J, as it’s known by friends, focuses on design, public relations and social media for both national and local brands. “We...

Behind the Design: Creative Celebrity

George Nelson was a celebrated mid-twentieth century multidisciplinary designer who created iconic designs still celebrated today in a range of media from architecture to exhibitions and film to furniture. His versatility was inspired by his belief that “good design is timeless.” So when Hello Design was approached to create a website for The George...

Jennifer Hill Design

Pattern and Poster Design by Jennifer Hill

In 2004, designer Jennifer Hill embarked on a project to create a series of modern travel posters. What set this project apart was that all of the places featured were places she’d never actually visited. Since then, the project, known as Places I Have Never Been, has taken off. (Read more about the project...

Your Best Work Design Awards Gallery

We asked to see your best work, and you answered with amazing design. Then we chose the top small design team and the top large design team with the most creative, consistent portfolios to showcase in the May issue of HOW magazine. We awarded 10 runners-up awards to feature here, along with the top...