What Does It Mean to be an In-House Designer?

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What does it mean to be a part of an in-house design team at a corporation, association or organization?

Usually, if you’re the one managing the design team, it means working to keep your staff humming with productivity and creativity. [Check out these tips for motivating your design team.]

Oftentimes, If you’re a member of a large design team, it means actively challenging yourself to be creative in new ways while working for only one client. [Check out these top 10 ways to become an in-house entrepreneur.]

And sometimes it means that you’re not just a part of the in-house design team—you are the in-house design team. [For all you solo artists, here are some tips for those unique challenges you face.]

French Linen Row, OA winner in the 2015 HOW In-House Design Awards

Outstanding Achievement winner in the 2015 HOW In-House Design Awards: WOVEN FRENCH LINEN SHEET SET | Category: Consumer | Creative Team: Houston Trueblood and Emily Bunnell | Company: Malouf | Location: Logan, Utah. See more winners here.

Every situation is different. Every company is different. And being a part of an in-house design team can mean many things. But there’s one thing that it always, always means: Hard. Work.

Every year, the team at HOW looks forward to recognizing your and your team’s hard work with the In-House Design Awards. From corporate identity, packaging, sales collateral, point-of-purchase displays, employee communication, membership materials and more, this premier graphic design awards shines a spotlight on an under-represented segment of the design industry.

In-house managers, we invite you to celebrate your team’s hard work, dedication and talent with an entry into the 2016 In-House Design Awards. We look forward to recognizing your work.

Outstanding Achievement winner in the 2015 HOW In-House Design Awards: FLORIDA STATE PARKS’ JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM

Outstanding Achievement winner in the 2015 HOW In-House Design Awards: FLORIDA STATE PARKS’ JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM | Category: Government | Creative Team: Juni Hylton, Heather Shuke-Nelson, Rob Barrett, and Ben S. Johnson | Company: Florida Department of Environmental Protection | Location: Jupiter, Florida. See more winners from last year here.

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