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Become a Living Legend: Print’s Legends in Advertising Awards

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a living legend like Alfred E. Newman, David Ogilvy, Mary Wells Lawrence and others? For 75 years, Print has recognized top-notch design work through its Regional Design Annual design competition. Now, Print’s Legends in Advertising Awards recognize the best of the best in advertising design. This advertising design...

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Tools & Tips for Interactive Design

Matthew Richmond’s HOW Design Live session is one of 23 hand-picked by our knowledgeable staff as the cream of the crop from HDL. It’s not too late to experience it: HOW Design Live Online has been extended to June 29! “Because you can, be fearless.” – Matthew Richmond Conference presenter Matthew Richmond joined us...

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Brand Strategy Tips from Marcia Hoeck & Ed Roach

Interested in branding? Download HOW’s Ultimate Brand Strategy Guide for free here.              Conference presenters Marcia Hoeck and Ed Roach joined us for a live chat at HOW Design Live Online on June 10, sharing their insights on brand strategy. As brand strategy veterans and experts, Marcia and Ed work as a team, teaching...

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4 Creative Exercises to Beat Roadblocks & 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! photo from Shutterstock We all encounter creative block occasionally, whether it’s in the midst of an important design project, a...

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Chat Live with Conference Presenters at HOW Design Live Online

Initially, I was pretty disappointed to learn that I wouldn’t be able to attend HOW Design Live in Boston this year. My disappointment was short-lived, however, because I learned that I can see some of my heroes—such as Malcolm Gladwell, Aaron Draplin and Brian Wood—present at HOW Design Live Online, June 9-22! Plus, all attendees...

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5 Facts About Mobile Web Design

Have you designed an impressive mobile website or mobile app? Show it off to the world! Enter the 2014 Print Regional Design Annual by the May 30 deadline! I’m no web design novice, but I’ve just started exploring responsive web design and other mobile web design strategies. I’m beginning to understand how quickly the...

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UX Design Course Preview: Wireframes and Prototypes

User-centered web design is in high demand these days. Designers and clients alike are focusing on responsiveness, usability and aesthetics, and learning how to create wireframes and prototypes is the best way to ensure that your web designs cover all three. In the UX design process, wireframing allows you to structure the information on...

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7 Stunning Interactive Design Projects from the RDA

The Print Regional Design Annual is the most comprehensive graphic design competition in the United States, and it’s the only competition that organizes work by geography. The competition recognizes projects of all kinds, from packaging designs to 3D projects to interactive design and self-promotion projects. Winners are chose by judges who are preeminent leaders...

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Creating a Great Graphic Design Portfolio

Your design portfolio is the first thing your employer or client will see, so it’s crucial that it stands out from the crowd.  Your resume and cover letter may be important, but keep in mind that a portfolio is the part of a job application that matters most—and it’s all that matters to potential...