Tall Tales from a Large Man: Aaron Draplin at HOW Design Live

Of all the speakers at HOW Design Live last year, Aaron Draplin may have been the most buzzed about, the most selfied, the most Instagrammed. When you see Aaron, you are not just seeing a speaker-you are going for the entire Aaron Draplin Experience!


Not only because he’s a talented designer, an entertaining speaker. But because he’s just so nice. Willing to chat, happy to sign autographs, pose for photos and really spend time with our attendees. And did we mention hilarious?

We call it the “Aaron Draplin Experience” and we are bringing it back, by popular demand, to HOW Design Live Atlanta.

  • Friday afternoon he will be sharing tales from his career and examples of his influential design work. If you haven’t seen him speak then you are in for a treat. He is a big furry ball of dynamic energy.
  • On Saturday we will also have his very popular pop-up shop where you can find all of his wonderful “merch” – hats, posters, stickers, the ever-popular Field Notes.
  • Since HOW Design Live also coincides with the publication of his first book, Pretty Much Everything, a 256-page monograph of, well, pretty much everything he’s created in his Midwest-to-Pacific-Northwest trajectory, Aaron will be doing a book signing where you will get the chance to meet the man, the myth, the legend.

If you missed him last year, don’t make the same mistake again. And if you’ve seen him before, get ready to be inspired as if for the first time.

Draplin’s a star, but he’s no diva: Open, friendly, funny, generous with his time and advice.

He truly is an experience worth experiencing, but you need to be there to experience it.

Watch the Aaron Draplin Experience from last year: