InHouse Designer Blog

The InHouse Designer Blog is dedicated to the needs of in-house designers, working as internal creatives for companies big and small. Leading in-house creatives contribute to this blog, addressing hot topics, answering questions and providing you with tools and tips for success in your design career.

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Training Your Coworkers to Understand Design

As an in-house designer, many of your coworkers don’t always understand what they do. And this might lead to a lot of frustration and misunderstandings about projects. With these tips from in-house design manager Scott Kirkwood, learn how you can educate your coworkers about design and your team.

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Freelancers: HOWLive Attendees Want to Hire You!

The final early bird deadline for HOW Design Live is Tuesday, April 1. If you’re still on the fence, read this post about an InHOWse attendee who was sent to HOWLive in 2013 to look for freelancers to hire — and found them! In 2012, when Stephanie Holland joined the Publication Division of American...

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Inspiration Wednesday: Jeffrey Zeldman on Content

Content is not just a writer’s problem, it is a design problem. As good advertising comes from the product, and good filmmaking begins with a riveting story, good web design starts with content.  –Jeffrey Zeldman If you don’t know of Jeffrey Zeldman, I’m sorry, you just might be living under a really, REALLY big...

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3 Tips for Working Smarter with IT Department

I can remember a time when a well-designed, strategically positioned direct-mail piece was one of only a few options used to connect brands with consumers. Over the last five years an explosion of truly smart channels have opened up, ushering in a whole new set of social tactics for use by strategic communicators. When...