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My greatest accomplishment is the appreciation experienced by others.

In my first year of art school I designed a range of packaging for health products.
I watched customers reach for those products instead of others at a large display of brands. This confirmed that design held the power to sell. And I threw myself into lifelong learning about this power and the huge effect design brings to just about everything. It conveys the value of products and services.

Value is a product of expertise. I work alongside business leaders and learn from their expertise.
How does design fit into someone’s life? Why are decisions to buy and sell made by both business owners and their clients? What is valuable to both parties, what do they mean by the word value, what do they see in design? What do they want?

Graphics of any kind must be approached in a cautionary manner. In the luxury space the struggle to be on target with buyers becomes a cautionary tale, informing strategic decisions about what styles to embrace, which lines will be continued or not, which designers will be fired, how much money will be poured into overhauling supply chains.
My approach explores patterns of brand presentation and exploration.

What I propose is a system of thinking about graphics that breaks apart implementation into manageable pieces, which can drastically reduce costs and turn-around time enabling a company to be quick on it’s feet in responding to the fast-changing whims of younger buyers and other markets.

This is such a moment. We can send powerful messages when trends are hot.

This is a time to get excited and act, as there are fewer assurances than ever, and an ear to the ground is a must.

Discipline and surprise is what we offer.

Email: howardbstein@gmail.com

Call: 646 703 5023


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