As we gear up to start the countdown to HOW Design Live 2019 in Chicago, which is just a little over 2 months away, we reflect on what an amazing week it was at HOW Design Live last year in Boston.
If you were able to make it there, you know exactly what we mean. Amazing keynotes and breakout sessions, surprises galore, networking and parties and swag—what an adventure!
For those of you who weren’t there, and for those of you who were and just want to soak in some of the good stuff all over again, enjoy this roundup of the best quotes, takeaways and memories from HOW Design Live 2018, both from the HOW editorial team’s point of view and that of attendees who documented their experience on social.
Oh, and! Be sure to register now for HOW Design Live 2019—May 7–10, 2019 in Chicago!
40 Things We Learned From and Loved About HOW Design Live 2018
— Karen Larson (@LMstudioDesign) April 29, 2018
— HOW Ambassadors (@HOWambassador) April 29, 2018
“I believe it is possible to be both CONTENT and AMBITIOUS!”- @tinaessmaker . One of the most powerful presentations we had today came from Tina Essmaker’s SPARK session. Beautiful, eloquent, and inspiring. Such an important message: you’re better at your job/being a creative when you throw a wrench in “the hussle” to feed yourself and your soul. Invest in the things you neglect… #HOWLIVE ⚡ ⚡ ⚡ #creative #creativity #creativeconference #designer #design #inspiration #motivation #inspirationalquotes #motivationalquotes #designconference
Day 1 at #HOWLIVE in the exhibit hall. @howbrand hosts creatives from all around the world to converge and connect. Some of the most cutting edge software, techniques and vendors are shared at @how_events. It’s an investment to attend but so worthwhile for the knowledge, connections, inspiration and tools that equip us to better serve you! #JPDesignsArt
— HOW Design (@HOWbrand) May 3, 2018
— debbie millman (@debbiemillman) May 2, 2018
— Ali Schwanke (@alischwanke) April 30, 2018
— Trekk (@trekkbuzz) May 4, 2018
— Carbon Design System (@_carbondesign) May 1, 2018
Adam J. Kurtz talking about the importance of personal work (for both fun and profit).
Amy Schwartz, who specializes in branding and digital experiences as creative director at Bright Bright Great and previously was the design director at Cards Against Humanity and Blackbox, spoke at HOW Design Live about how we can become the mentors we wish we had.
Congratulations to all the winners who won the HOW and PRINT booth drawing for a free HOW Design University certificate program!
thank you HOW Design Live!!! today was awesome 💫 boston locals, catch me again at @icaboston for a more intimate book reading on saturday. i just want everyone to feel empowered to make personal work, just for yourself, just for fun, just so you don’t lose sight of why we actually do this whole design thing… and shoutout to all my witches ok love you bye . @how_events #HowLive 📸 by @interactboulder
HOW Design Live is happening again May 7–10, 2019 in Chicago!