Synopses & Reviews
Feeling uninspired? If youre a creative professionalor just someone whod like to be more creative in your work and daily lifelook no further than Designers Dont Have Influences. Creative director, writer, advocate, and design cheerleader Austin Howes elegant, incisive, and amusing essays are sure to appeal to a wide spectrum of readers. Howe chronicles the lives, philosophies, and work processes of leaders in disparate fields from art to spirituality and even ice hockey, many of whom have never before been profiled in print. Howe explores the creative process and conceptualization, delving into what to do when creativity is lacking. Graphic designers, industrial designers, architects, artists, advertising people, businesspeople, students, and anyone seeking inspiration will appreciate this much-anticipated sequel to Designers Dont Read, returning to it again and again for sparks of on-demand inspiration and innovation.
This long-awaited sequel provides on-demand inspiration for time-challenged creatives.
About the Author
Austin Howe has spent decades as a copywriter, creative director, agency principal, and freelancer for some of the top agencies in the world, including design agencies such as JDK, Sandstrom Partners, Cahan & Associates, and Bob Dinetz Design, as well as advertising agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi, Wieden+Kennedy, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, TBWA\Chiat\Day, and Deutsch. The author of Designers Don't Read and Designers Don't Have Influences, he has worked on naming, branding, print campaigns, posters, packaging, websites, digital advertising, TV, radio, and viral campaigns. In addition to receiving hundreds of international creative awards, Howe was the first-ever radio jury chairman for the Clio Awards and has served on the Clio executive jury. He currently teaches portfolio classes and creative concept development, and has conducted creative workshops for Portfolio and Creative Circus in Atlanta, Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Miami, and Publicis in Seattle. He lives in Portland, Oregon.