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About HOW staff

Founded in 1985, the HOW brand began its life as a print magazine. Today, the brand includes has grown to encompass a host of products and events including several design competitions, HOW U’s online design courses and certificates, design resources and more. 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.

Template for Binders

Free Binder Templates: Creative Ideas for Designing 3-Ring Binders

Many of us use binders on a regular basis in our professional lives, whether we’re presenting documents to a co-worker or client, illustrating a presentation at a special event, or simply using one as an organizer for personal files or school assignments. But few people put very much thought into how a binder is...

Ultrawide Time 4

It’s UltraWide Time!

The theme for this year’s LG UltraWide Festival is “My UltraWide Time.” LG focuses on the long hours and tireless effort of passionate creators. This year, instead of your final product, LG wants to know about your nitty gritty process and is calling for entries now.


Gift Card Packaging: Unique Designs to Inspire Your Creativity

When presenting a special gift to a loved one, you’d never simply plop it down in front of them unwrapped. At best, they’d find it rude, and at worst, they’d take it as a personal insult. In the same way, companies and organizations who present gifts to their clients, guests, or even their own...

Neenah cotton

A Legacy Brought to Life

If there were ever a time to luxuriate in surface, it is now with Neenah’s announcement of its recent decision to reinvigorate the cotton fiber paper category with its new NEENAH® Cotton Papers, a 100% cotton paper expertly manufactured by the mill that has been crafting the finest, pure cotton papers since the late...

Certificate in Graphic Design: Now Available at HOWU

We’re thrilled to announce our newest certification program: Certificate in Graphic Design. Carefully curated and comprised of seven courses, this graphic design certificate is built for those of you just getting started in the field, and those of you who’ve been at it a few years but really want to nail those basics.