Designs for Real Living

Welcome to Howard Designs!


Howard Designs is a business specializing in concept designs. If was founded in 2005 and is owned by concept designer, Mary Howard.

Concept designing is the design and development of the early stage of a business or system idea. The best designs are ones that use a reality-based perspective rather than an ideal perspective because it improves the longevity of the business or system over time.

When I began concept designing, I had the thought: “How can I run a business from the beach?” It seemed unfair to me that most business owners worked so hard to make their business run and rarely took vacations. So, I used this dream-scenario as the basis for my CoCo Business Systems design. CoCo stands for "company-company".

CoCo Business Systems is a collection of business systems, such as payroll, accounting, hiring, scheduling, policies and procedures (etc.) that can be used to run any business, from a one-man operation up to a large company employing thousands of workers. CoCo is still in the design stage, but when it is ready CoCo would be sold online as a self-contained package, including set-up instructions. The idea behind CoCo is to allow the business owner more free personal time by having the majority of usual business tasks set up and running leaving only decision-making for the owner to do. With only a laptop and Wifi, the business owner could literally run their business from the beach. The benefits are many including: more free time for the owner; an increase in the control over the business; networking with other businesses who use the CoCo business systems; and giving workers more chances to make money in the company.

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Other concept designs by Howard Designs:

Heaven Airlines is a travel-friendly airlines designed for improved safety, comfort and economy.

Combo Electric Car is the design concept for a car that uses multiple charging systems to give the car an "unlimited driving range".

Peanut Butter Mobile Hut is a summer business that sells all things peanut butter and complimentary foods from a van with an awning near beach areas or campgrounds.

Graduated Educational System ensures that all students pass with an A at the end of each grade.

Comparative Systems Analysis is a problem-solving technique.


Look for new concept designs coming in the future!


Mary Howard , Author and Concept Designer,

Howard Designs and Publications