In small but mighty design studios, and on big, talented teams; within corporate walls or from the comfort of home studios—wherever you look today, countless creatives are making important contributions to both the design industry and the world at large. Most definitely there are more than 100 of these design heroes—more like thousands upon thousands. But because putting together a list that long would quite possibly kill your friends at HOW, we’re limiting ourselves to 100 this year.
That said, tell us in the comments below or on Twitter who you would add to this list of designers everyone should know! Now, say hello to the first 50. And stay tuned for part 2 coming soon!