NEW DATE. NEW LOCATION.
OCTOBER 19-21, 2021 | NASHVILLE, TN

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UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS

JULY 20-21  |  VIRTUAL EVENT

How do you find good clients — the ones who value your expertise enough to pay you what you’re worth? That’s the question we’ll answer in this new virtual conference curated by Ilise Benun and tailored to self employed creative professionals, from solopreneurs to small agency owners.

MAY 10-11  |  VIRTUAL EVENT

The HOW Creative Leadership Summit is an intimate virtual gathering that will focus on the emerging challenges faced by leaders in design, product and engineering roles. These leaders will share insights, ideas and tactics that they’ve implemented successfully to lead their teams to drive results.

Digital Session: The Power of Trend’s Swinging Pendulum

Join us for this three-part How Design Live series, moderated by Bill Gardner of Gardner Design. You’ll be some of the first to experience the 2021 LogoLounge Trend Report Debut, and interact with some of the world’s top brand and identity designers. Each session will be approximately one hour of knowledge sharing, followed by a half hour of opportunity to ask your burning design trend questions.

ABOUT HOW DESIGN LIVE

HOW Design Live is where creativity, community, and inspiration converge.

We believe that design is powerful, inclusive and can change the world.

HOW Design Live brings together some of the most remarkable design thinkers of our time and innovative design leaders to inspire and educate our community of makers, thinkers and creators.

WHO IS HOW

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The HOW Design Live Community

HOW Design Live is where creativity, community, and inspiration converge in a 3-day event that you can’t afford to miss. Founded in 1985, the HOW brand began its life as a print magazine. In 2020, HOW Design Live is celebrating 30 years of serving the business, creativity and technology needs of creative professionals.

HOW Design Live is all about connections. Every year, relationships form organically among HOW Design Live attendees, and even among attendees and speakers—relationships that lead to opportunities and lifelong friendships.

The power of the HOW Community is massive, inspiring, welcoming and easy to join. You’ll find your tribe at HOW: a core group of fellow creatives who call themselves “HOWies.

The HOW Design Live Community

HOW Design Live is where creativity, community, and inspiration converge in a 3-day event that you can’t afford to miss. Founded in 1985, the HOW brand began its life as a print magazine. In 2020, HOW Design Live is celebrating 30 years of serving the business, creativity and technology needs of creative professionals.

HOW Design Live is all about connections. Every year, relationships form organically among HOW Design Live attendees, and even among attendees and speakers—relationships that lead to opportunities and lifelong friendships.

The power of the HOW Community is massive, inspiring, welcoming and easy to join. You’ll find your tribe at HOW: a core group of fellow creatives who call themselves “HOWies.

TESTIMONIALS

HOW Design Live has been a destination for creative professionals for nearly 30 years – but don’t just take our word for it.

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HOW gave me the creativity boost I didn’t know I needed. I left feeling motivated and excited to start on new projects at work. It even gave me time to think about projects I was currently working on and gave me time away from the computer to sketch and really allow myself time to brainstorm – something I know we all worry about spending too much time on.

— Ashlee Ritschdorff | Graphic Designer, Federal Signal

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So much inspiration and professional experience in one place. I can honestly say How Design Live 2019 has refilled my creative bucket. This is a must-attend event for all creatives and marketing professionals.

— Joe Stern | Creative Director NAVC

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This was my first show and I definitely received more than I expected. There were many tips, and exercises thrown around that hold a lot of weight. As a graphic web designer, I forgot how much I love actual design. This show really inspired me to get back in touch with what I love.

— Frank Dyszler | Web Designer, Henry Schein, Inc.

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This design conference was exactly what I needed at this point in my career! As a freelancer, I have been feeling isolated and stagnant. It was the shot in the arm that I needed to get motivated. The experience of “being with my people” was so inspiring. I look forward to attending the 2020 conference!

— Julie Lyrek | Freelancer, Lyrek Creative

HOW DESIGN CONTENT

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Read Our Latest White Paper

As more small businesses adjust to working remotely, it’s crucial to equip employees with practical tools that help them connect online and continue to collaborate.

Read our latest white paper – sponsored by Dell – for ways to boost productivity and increase collaboration at home.

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Read Our Latest White Paper

As more small businesses adjust to working remotely, it’s crucial to equip employees with practical tools that help them connect online and continue to collaborate.

Read our latest white paper – sponsored by Dell – for ways to boost productivity and increase collaboration at home.

VIDEO VAULT

We’ve opened up the HOW Design Live video vault to share some of our most viewed and top-rated sessions from the past 5 years with you for free. These videos have only been shared with registered attendees in the past, so we hope you enjoy!

CALL FOR CONTENT

Have you created a project aimed at making the world a better place, regardless whether it’s a poster or a complete robust campaign? We want to see it for possible inclusion in the latest issue of our newsletter, HOW Design TODAY.

DIGITAL SESSIONS

HOW’s Digital Sessions bring the conference sessions which we have all grown to love online, allowing for both live viewing with Q&A, and on-demand viewing. View the catalog, and sign up for updates to receive reminders about future HOW Digital Sessions!

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