Ms. Charlotte K. Howard

About Me

Witty, irreverent, intelligent, goofy, organized, spontaneous & thoughtful.

Member Since June 2009
Member Type Contributor
AIGA Chapter Boston
Title Principal
Email moc.liamy@ngisedhkc
Website be.net/ckhdesign
Portfolio Site be.net/ckhdesign
Field Book design
Design/Graphic design
Communication design
Bio

Book & catalog design for small presses & exhibitions. Marketing & advertising design for museum, theater & music.  Art direction & layout for magazines & newspapers.

Education: RISD, Harvard, AFI.

  • Charlotte updated a project on Behance.
    Book Design Current Resume/CV Print Advertisements Exhibition Design Collateral
  • Charlotte updated a project on Behance.
    Banners/Signage Publication Design Postcards & Flyers Writing and Editing Samples
  • Charlotte updated a project on Behance.
    Photomontages Book Covers
  • Charlotte K. Howard commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2783"

    Great article. Interesting to read about the Advanced Styling Studios. As a kid, I was always perplexed by drawings of futuristic cars. My question was, "Why do they have to be in the future? Why don't they just make them now? What's the problem?"

  • Charlotte K. Howard commented on the article "10 Anti-Buttons: Lessons in Design"

    This was an excellent short exploration of button design. I appreciated the succinct articulation of what design elements worked and didn't work. Buttons are difficult to do well, and the author was able to point out many of the possible pitfalls by using this particular collection as an example. The discussion of the design of the "NO symbol" on several of them was a valuable reinforcement lesson in basic design principles. Whether or not one agrees with the message of these buttons is a different issue, though of course it cannot be entirely divorced from the design discussion. All advertising is inescapably attempting "indoctrination" of some kind. As designers, we succeed when we find the best solution for getting our "message" across. None of our work is completely non-political: we are all guilty of propaganda in this business. (Of course I say this calmly now, but should someone select a collection of pro-Obama buttons to deconstruct, my blood pressure would probably rise significantly.)

  • Charlotte K. Howard commented on the article "http://www.aiga.org/interior.aspx?pageid=3080&id=2783"

    Great article. Interesting to read about the Advanced Styling Studios. As a kid, I was always perplexed by drawings of futuristic cars. My question was, "Why do they have to be in the future? Why don't they just make them now? What's the problem?"

  • Charlotte K. Howard commented on the article "10 Anti-Buttons: Lessons in Design"

    This was an excellent short exploration of button design. I appreciated the succinct articulation of what design elements worked and didn't work. Buttons are difficult to do well, and the author was able to point out many of the possible pitfalls by using this particular collection as an example. The discussion of the design of the "NO symbol" on several of them was a valuable reinforcement lesson in basic design principles. Whether or not one agrees with the message of these buttons is a different issue, though of course it cannot be entirely divorced from the design discussion. All advertising is inescapably attempting "indoctrination" of some kind. As designers, we succeed when we find the best solution for getting our "message" across. None of our work is completely non-political: we are all guilty of propaganda in this business. (Of course I say this calmly now, but should someone select a collection of pro-Obama buttons to deconstruct, my blood pressure would probably rise significantly.)

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