About HOWU


  • A trusted source for graphic design knowledge.

    You trust HOW for practical, essential, career-making information.

    For more than 20 years, HOW has united and engaged the graphic design community to network and share information about business, career development, and creative inspiration through HOW Magazine our essential line of design books, our industry-leading graphic design conference, web design conference and design competitions.

    Now, we introduce HOW Design University (HOW U)—a program of online graphic & web design courses and bootcamps that let you learn alongside some of HOW’s best-known presenters and the most influential designers in the industry. Whether you work for a design firm, for an in-house design department or for yourself, we’ve got the courses to help you become more inspired, more creative and more successful.

    HOW Design University (HOW U) courses take you deep into subjects that are critical to your career growth. Our expert instructors have created in-depth lesson plans including video, white papers, articles, worksheets, projects, creative exercises and other resources to help you apply what you’re learning to your day-to-day work. Courses run from 1-4 weeks in length and several self-study, learn at your own pace courses.  You choose when and where to participate. And our online classrooms are fully interactive, so you can engage with the instructor and other students. For more on “how it works” click here.

    At HOW U, we’re developing a full curriculum to cover all aspects of design:

    • The strategic-thinking skills you need to fully engage with clients
    • The business expertise to help you run a successful design practice of any size
    • 
High-level design training for in-house creative leaders, including project- and technology-and business-management
    • Creative and technical skills to help you develop a thriving career in interactive design
    • The know-how to make you standout and get ahead in today’s competitive graphic design and web design careers

    Learn from the best. On your schedule.

    HOWU courses take you deep into subjects that are critical to your career growth. Our expert instructors have created in-depth lesson plans including video, white papers, articles, worksheets, projects, creative exercises and other resources to help you apply what you’re learning to your day-to-day work. Courses run from 1-4 weeks in length and you can choose when and where to participate. And our online classrooms are fully interactive, so you can engage with the instructor and other students.

    To get started, click the "Enroll Now" button on any class.

    If you are interested in becoming a HOWU instructor, head here to learn more.