Here’s a sampling of the top graphic designers you’ll get to meet at HOW Design Live. Check each conference’s speaker page to see the full list of speakers for each event.
Reinventing Your Ideas: How the Little Things Yield Big Results
Johnny Earle aka Johnny Cupcakes
Founder of Johnny Cupcakes
Why have thousands of customers from around the world chosen to get Johnny Cupcakes' tattoos? And how does Johnny get hundreds of people to camp outside his faux-bakeries? Over the past decade JC has grown from a "joke" to a multi-million dollar, exclusive t-shirt brand driven by a community of worldwide collectors. Johnny has been named America's #1 Young Entrepreneur by BusinessWeek with features on NPR, MTV, Wired, Inc. & MSNBC.
HOW Design Conference Closing Keynote
Idea Execution: How Ideas Are Brought to Life
Co-Founder and CEO of Behance
After years of heading up Behance, the leading online platform for showcasing and discovering creative work, Scott knows a thing or two about getting ideas from concept to fruition. His inspirational keynote will be chock full of insights and practical tips to help you push more of your bold projects to completion.
Basic Principles of Identity Design
Partner and Designer, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
Sagi Haviv is a partner and designer at Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv. Among his projects for the firm are the logo designs and identity systems for the Library of Congress, National Parks of New York Harbor, Radio Free Europe, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Conservation International and the fashion brand Armani Exchange.
HOW Design Conference Opening Keynote
How to Steal Like an Artist
Austin Kleon is a writer, artist, speaker and New York Times best-selling author whose work has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, Time, The Atlantic, Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. His opening keynote is an energizing lesson in applied creativity based on key insights he wishes he'd known about when he started out.
ON FAILURE: How the Worst Moments in Your Life Can Turn Out to Be the Best
President, Design, Sterling Brands; Chair, Masters in Branding, SVA
In Debbie's 16 years with Sterling Brands, she has worked on the redsign of global brands for Pepsi, P&G, Colgate, Nestle, Hasbro and many others. She's also authored five books on design and branding, including Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life and Design and Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits.
How to Avoid Work
Designer and Professor, School of Visual Arts in New York
James is a self-taught designer known for his innovative design work, which has won many design awards including the Grand Prix from the Brno Biennele (Czech Republic). His monograph, Victore, or Who Died and Made You Boss? was published by Abrams in 2010.
Partner, Sagmeister & Walsh
Despite being an award-winning designer celebrated by the Type Director's Club, Art Director's Club, Print and more, Jessica's career was founded on play—and she's stressed its importance in her life ever since. In her aptly named session, you'll hear how play has influenced Jessica's work, and see how you can bring a little play into your own life.
CEO, Landor Associates
Mary's work has involved the conceptual development of new brands, brand architecture analysis and design, strategic brand positioning, competitive category analysis and visual and verbal brand identity development. She developed and implemented Renaissance, a program and guiding philosophy at Landor to help employees understand, enhance, and celebrate creativity and creative outcomes.