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Expert on Poster Design, Part 2


In part 1 of our interview with John Foster, principal and superintendent of Bad People Good Things LLC and author of several books including For Sale: Over 200 Innovative Solutions in Packaging Design and 1000 Indie Posters, we saw some of his best poster design and heard about his surprising and successful career.

Halloween Costume = Big Prizes from @FreshBooks


Here’s a good reason to dress up for Halloween — FreshBooks is having a contest and you could win: The gift of time: Get dinner delivered to your doorstep three times a week for a month to free up your evenings for rest and relaxation Cleaning, schmeaning: Take back your weekends by having a house cleaner come to declutter, clean, and get your life back in order The ultimate test drive: Experience life in the fast lane behind the wheel of a luxury car rental The spirit of Halloween future: Win gift certificates to ensure your future Halloweens are spooktacular!

Feedback and Openness Spur the Guardian’s Redesign


When Pulitzer Prize winner the Guardian set out to redesign its website, it collaborated with the very people it wanted to reach: its readers.

Creating a “Better Than Ever” HOW Design Live Program


“How are we going to top last year’s program?” HOW community content director Bridgid Agricola says she and the rest of the HOW Design Live programming team asked themselves that question when they began meeting this summer following a hugely successful 2014 event.

The Words of David Foster Wallace—A Poster by Debbie Millman


Debbie Millman is a truly extraordinary designer. For the past twenty years, Debbie has been President of Sterling Brands, where she has worked on the redesign of over 200 global brands, including projects with P&G, Colgate, Nestle, Kraft and Pepsi.

Design Expert Advice: Don’t Get Branded a Jerk


If you’re an in-house designer, you produce work regularly, and in many cases you have to police work made by your colleagues who may or may not be designers.

Beyond the Apple Watch: 4 Features Show Direction of UX


Apple has a long history of UX innovation. With each new product launch, the beloved brand releases an avalanche of new ideas and interactive patterns into the design world.

How to Turn Your Gorilla Client into a Monkey


Don’t get me wrong. I like gorillas and monkeys too, but when it comes to business, it’s smart to keep a close eye on how your gross profits are divided up amongst your client roster.

Film School: How to Create Your Own Self-Promo Videos


When it comes to showcasing your talent, seeing is often believing – and stills don’t always do the trick.

You can’t mess with policy


I think calling something a “policy” immediately makes it more official. A few of my unspoken policies include: I will not check my email before I make my bed.

Graphic Design Trends Designers Love—& Hate, Part 1


Creatives seem to have a love/hate relationship with graphic design trends. On one hand, they’re a good indicator of what’s popular, relevant and groundbreaking—at least when they first start to emerge.

7 Great Infographics Design Examples from Lemonly


Sioux Falls, S.D.-based infographics design firm Lemonly has mastered the art of visual storytelling.

Cut Paper Artwork Exhibition to Check Out


Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Michael Hambouz creates stunning cut-paper artwork, and thanks to The Durst Organization and chashama, 18 of his large-scale cut-paper collages are now on display until November 21, 2014, in the Lobby Gallery of 1133 Avenue of the Americas in New York City.

Rashid, Bierut, Helfand Headline HOW Design Live 2015


If you attended the much buzzed-about HOW Design Live earlier this year, and you experienced the program full of top-notch presenters — Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, Christine Mau, Stefan Sagmeister, Maria Popova to drop a few names — you may wonder, “How are they going to top that program in 2015?

Design Ideas: Creating Reusable Style Components


Even if you don’t write your own CSS, it’s still important to consider how hard your designs are to turn into a real working website.

Your First Promotional Materials as a Freelancer


There’s so much you don’t know when you first start your own creative business, whether you dive in with a plan (or without) or are nudged by outside forces.

The Gap: A Space for Critical Conversations


I recently attended a local panel discussion featuring both in-house team contributors and leaders from several major consumer retail and technology brands.

Business Card Examples


Become a Branding Expert—OnDemand Design Webcast Collection A couple of weeks ago, we brought you 14 of the best business cards in the biz, knowing we had only to reach out to designers and firms at the top of their game to get our hands on their business cards.

A Peek Inside the Creative Business Issue


What do you think of when you look at the cover of HOW’s November 2014 Creative Business Issue? Maybe you identify with the designer in the treetops in that, as modern business evolves, you’ve carved out a space for yourself in which you can comfortably flourish.

Makeshift: A Community-Based Co-working Experience


A conversation with Rena Tom and Bryan Boyer of Makeshift Society If you read about Rena Tom in the November issue of HOW, you saw how committed the Makeshift Society founder is to helping creative entrepreneurs.


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