World-Class Design Firms

Researching design on a global scale was my favorite part of this assignment. Get a sneak peek at a few of the international design firms profiled .

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Design Competition Best of Show Winners

HOW’s design competitions attract thousands of entries annually. Well-respected judges choose the outstanding achievement winners, and from those—one best of show winner. The winners are profiled in a two-page spread in the magazine and online. See a few of the profiles below.

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HOW is a magazine and brand that feeds the creativity and business needs of graphic designers. I write a column in the magazine called Workspace where I take readers inside the offices of design firms and creative agencies.

Look inside Moosylvania, an old church where any creative would like to seek sanctuary. Click Here to Step Inside Moosylvania.

The guys at Parliament Design tap into their woodsy surroundings to create an office environment that belongs in an Old Spice commercial. View the full article.

Designing Change

Designers are in a powerful position to reach the masses with their skills and when they combine that to better the world, the results are pretty amazing. This is why I started writing the Designing Change column for HOW in 2010 and it’s been a labor of love ever since.

“Designer, architect and urban planner Candy Chang simply likes to make cities more comfortable for people.” Read how she’s made a difference in her New Orleans ‘neighborhood.

Designing Change Column

Photo Playground

“We sent funny, little retro cameras to 3 designers. Their mission was simple: Shoot what inspires them. They threw caution to the wind and let unbridled creativity flourish. They played, and photography was their toy. Let their results prompt your own creative adventure.” Read the full story.


Reinventing Wonder: Print to HTML5

After viewing the iPad demo of Sports Illustrated in early 2010, I had to interview the design firm behind the experience.

The article that I wrote, which appears in the November 2010 issue of HOW, literally took on a new life, thanks to an HTML5 demo created by The Wonderfactory. It shows what a magazine experience could be like for everyday internet users once HTML5 is fully integrated.

View the print version of the article here.

Then, take it for a ride in HTML5.