HOW Design Live

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May 2-6, 2017
Hyatt Regency Chicago

Blog Post

Move Beyond the Everyday—and Into the Meaningful

03/14/2017

Skill building, networking, goalsetting—these are all important facets of anyone’s professional development. But sometimes you need to concentrate on who you are as a creative. How do you keep feeling motivated every day? What fuels your creativity? How can produce work that is authentic and true to yourself?

Fortunately, at HOW Design Live, you’ll get to hear from people who’ve tackled these questions firsthand—people like illustrator and writer Lisa Congdon. Lisa is perhaps best known for her colorful graphic paintings, intricate line drawings, pattern design and hand lettering. She works for clients around the world including MoMA, Harvard University, Lululemon, Chronicle Books, and Random House Publishing and is the author of six books, including the starving-artist-myth-smashing, Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist.

In her Keynote, The Pursuit of Meaningful: How Embracing Personal Work Has Carried My Career, she’ll share her interesting route to success. She’s built a prolific portfolio and thriving career on transforming her personal interests into artistic experiments and then sharing them on the Internet. She credits her energy for making work, her continued success in the commercial and publishing realms, and her large online following with her constant exploration into the stuff that interests her.

Join Lisa for a deep dive into her personal work, and lessons she’s learned about maintaining enthusiasm and momentum throughout her career. After all, you’re not just coming to HOW Design Live to become better at your job—you’re coming to become the most inspired version of yourself you can be.