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5 Creativity Exercises to Conquer Blocks and Burnout

Want some creative inspiration from real design pros? Register for HOW Design Live Online to chat live with your favorite presenters and attend their conference sessions. Enter code HOWLIVE14 at checkout for $100 off! Creative block is the bane of my existence. Nothing ruins a project like hitting a wall, except maybe burnout, when...

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8 Ways to Brainstorm Better

Idea-generation is the lynchpin of our work. So why are many of us terrible at it? Experts offer tips for improving your creative sessions. The team gathers in the conference room, white board at the ready, pumped to come up with some cool new ideas. Ten minutes into the session, the group’s strongest personality...

Finding Inspiration In-House

Regular HOW contributor, Scott Kirkwood takes a look at a common (in-house) designer issue: Continually generating new ideas for the same client. You can find this In-House column, "Finding Inspiration In-House," along with the In-House Design Awards winner and other great articles in the January issue of HOW, the In-House Design Annual.

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In-house Intersections

Meet Isaac. He works in our IT department and although his responsibilities have nothing to do with motion graphics and video he has a passion for both and just received his master’s degree from NYU. How do I know this? Well the coffee station is a breeding ground for all sorts of stuff and...

Beatles For Sale

The Sound of Advertising: Beatles for Sale

For those of us who came of age in the 1960s, The Beatles are sacred ground. They provided the soundtrack to our lives. When I hear “Revolution” I’m immediately transported to the summer of ’68 when I walked into Korvettes (ask your grandparents) and purchased the 45 RPM single (ask your parents) of “Hey...

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Do Something Else!

In early 2005 I was stuck. In a creative rut. The ideas weren’t coming as fast. Sometimes they weren’t coming at all. Basically, my Mojo wasn’t working. So, I went on an audition...