About HOW Design Live

HOW magazine is delighted to present HOW Design Live, a five-day intensive gathering of creative professionals who are seeking inspiration, information and instruction from both industry leaders and creative peers in order to do outstanding work and build a successful career.

HOW Design Live’s universal brand reflects the energy and excitement of bringing HOW magazine’s printed pages to life at four distinct events. All four events are held under the same roof (this year it’s at Moscone West in San Francisco) in order to offer you the opportunity to meet, mingle and network with a diverse mix of designers, speakers and sponsors.

Read on for a quick breakdown of the individual conferences that fall under the HOW Design Live brand. You can attend these as stand-alone conferences, or you can attend all four when you register for The BIG Ticket, an all-access pass at a significantly reduced rate.

HOW Design Conference • June 23 – 26, 2013
Explore new trends and technologies, refresh your creativity and expand your design skill set in just four days. Whether you’re an in-house, agency, studio or freelance designer, HOW Design Conference presents a jam-packed educational program that includes 35+ sessions on everything from interactive design to working with clients to igniting your creativity. Not to mention extensive networking opportunities and access to the HOW Design Live Exhibit Hall, filled with the industry’s newest products and services.

InHOWse Managers Conference • June 22- 24, 2013
Learn how to build, manage and maintain a highly effective, motivated and inspired in-house team. Veteran in-house pros will share the tools you need to help your department power through a heavy workload and navigate the corporate environment without losing the creative spark. And don’t miss the rare opportunity to compare notes with other in-house managers!

Creative Freelancer Conference
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Get expert advice on marketing, taxes, pricing, growth and client relations—specifically targeting the unique needs of creative freelancers. As a creative “solopreneur,” you’ll learn the business skills you need to maximize your freelance income. And being at HOW Design Live means you’ll meet hundreds of potential clients, collaborators and vendors!

The Dieline Package Design Conference • June 23 – 26, 2013
Develop the tools to promote the importance of brand design to clients and create packaging that effectively speaks to consumers. You’ll meet leading package designers who’ll share their hard-won wisdom on the topics of creativity, branding, process, career development and much more. This conference also includes the prestigious The Dieline Awards Ceremony.
The HOW Conferences have welcomed designers from hundreds of design firms, as well as from some of the biggest corporations, non-profit organizations, and academic institutions in the country. No matter what city we're in or who's speaking on what subject, we hear the same thing over and over from attendees: How energizing it is to be with 2,500+ other creative people, sharing successes and frustrations, regaling each other with "I-can-top-that" client horror stories, passionately discussing the challenges of being a creative professional in the Information Age, meeting new friends, making great contacts, and—through it all—reaffirming their decision to pursue a creative career.

Thanks for visiting the HOW Design Live website, and we hope to see you at one (or all) of our June 2013 conferences. We know you won't be disappointed. Register today.