You'll Love This Issue If:
- You're a team player
- You like LPK, EightHourDay or any of the other firms features below
- You love wedding invitations
HOW Magazine's May 2010 issue is all about creative collaborations: profiles of noteworthy design groups where working together is the rule of the day. Plus, you'll learn how to sell your killer ideas to your colleagues, clients and managers. And get a peek at some lovely design projects where the right paper choice made all the difference.
In HOW Magazine's May 2010 Issue You'll Find:
If you've ever dreamed about setting up a creative studio with your best designer friends, you're not alone. We'll show you how to make it happen and introduce you to a Chicago-based design collective, where 7 designers collaborate on letterpress and screen-print projects, host gallery shows and throw kick-ass parties.
From the Inside Out
Go behind the scenes as LPK, one of the largest and most influential branding agencies on the planet, redefines its own identity. Meet the project's key players, and discover how the firm's cultural overhaul sparked a radical redesign.
First Comes Design. Then Comes Marriage.
First, we became enamored of the work coming out of Minneapolis multidisciplinary design studio EightHourDay. Then we were smitten with the husband-and-wife principals. Find out how they balance work, life and quality time with their dog, Eli.
You're Invited …
Bored with the same ol' paper choices for your projects? Get inspired by our gallery of gorgeous wedding invitation designs—and see how paper plays a starring role.
You don't have to be a designer or a sports nut to recognize the influence that team logos have on their fans. Get to know the creatives behind leading sports brands and see what it takes to make a logo come alive on the field and off.
CAREER: 5 Sticky Office Scenarios Your colleague steals your concepts. You've just sent an ill-advised e-mail. Find out how to recover from these and other office disasters.
FREELANCE: By the Numbers Here are 5 simple business metrics every freelance designer should know. Track them, and you'll end each month with more money in the bank.
BUSINESS: Creativity in Practice
If you struggle with running your business, then apply the same creative thinking you do to your design work. Here's how.
IN-HOUSE ISSUES: Your Bucket List
Afraid your in-house design department is in danger of being outsourced? Help prevent such a scenario by taking these 10 steps.
WORKSPACE: Sustainability First
When Atlanta-based The Jones Group renovated its office, green materials took center stage.
CREATIVITY: Present a Powerful Pitch
Coming up with great design concepts is hard. Getting your boss or client to buy in is even harder. Get 5 strategies for successfully selling your ideas.
DESIGNING CHANGE: Re-Nourish.com
SIDELINES: Altered Ego Fonts
MY BEST WORK: Justin Ahrens