About HOW

Alongside its sister brand PRINT (founded 1940), HOW (founded 1985) has long been the go-to industry resource for design tips and education, design dialogue and inspiration, profiles of leading design minds and everything in between. Whether you work for a design firm, for an in-house creative department or for yourself, it’s our mission to serve the business, creativity and technology needs of graphic designers. Through our online education and certification programs, wildly popular design competitions and top-ranking websites and social media platforms, HOW+PRINT are the leading authority on all things design today.

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Our marquee event HOW Design Live is comprised of the HOW Design, HOW Leadership, The Dieline Packaging, In-House Management and Creative Business Programs. HOW Design Live offers BOTH the creative inspiration to rekindle your passion for your work PLUS the tactical, take-home information you need to achieve and advance in your career. HOW has its finger on the pulse of the creative industry and delivers practical sessions that address the challenges you face today — the program changes every year to meet your needs, and it’s never the same event twice. HOW Design Live is where creative professionals in all disciplines with a range of experience come to learn from the brightest minds in the creative industry — and beyond. It’s where you can discover new ideas, new sources of inspiration, new skills, new connections with other creative professionals. HOW Design Live is where you can get face-to-face with brand leaders, big thinkers and design heroes—in sessions both large and small.  It is the biggest and best gathering of creative professionals anywhere! Learn more about HOW Design Live.


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HOW Design University

HOW Design University (HOW U) is an online education program. HOW U provides in-depth, online learning opportunities for busy creative professionals, on their own schedule and in a variety of formats including: online learning workshops, online design bootcamps, independent study programs, Design Tutorials and On-Demand Video Tutorials. Each learning platform explores topics that are key to a designer’s career growth and success. HOW U is professional-level continuing education that helps a designer sharpen their skills, strengthen client partnerships and improve value to an employer. HOW U will give you the right tools to prepare you for today’s most popular graphic design and web design jobs.

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