When was the last time you did an online search for: Best Design Schools in the World? Most likely it was many years ago. Design schools provide an important formal education, but great designers know the value of continuing their education long after graduating.
HOW Design Live is one of the best graphic design schools in the world. Why? Each year, thousands of the world’s most influential designers, creative directors, brand strategists and web designers meet at this event to learn about the newest technology and get tutored by pioneers who are not only working in the field, they are influencing it. There is no better way to meet and network with potential mentors and industry peers than to spend a week immersed in the community.
Do you ever feel like you know everything there is about design? It’s not about ego, you’ve just been doing it a long time and you don’t really need any outside advice. Team Ferrari’s Formula One race car driver, Kimi Raikkonen, was heading to a victory when he was told he was five seconds behind. His reply has become historic, “Just leave me alone; I know what I’m doing.”
It’s hard to imagine that one keynote, a conference or workshop could make a difference, but to the attendees at HOW Design Live, that is what it offers.