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David Butler

Join us for HOW Design Live 2016!

HOW Design Live is more than a professional conference. It’s an inspiration-packed, global creative gathering guaranteed to open your mind, fuel your soul and power your career.


The dynamic city of Atlanta hosts HOW Design Live, May 19 – 23, 2016. That’s 5 days of learning new skills and energizing your creativity. 5 days of hearing from speakers like David Butler, Elle Luna, Jonathan Fields, Su Mathews and Lynda Weinman (, to name a few. 5 days of connecting with other designers. 5 days of awesomeness.

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The Programs

HOW Design Live puts YOU in the driver’s seat. Create your own experience by choosing any keynote, breakout or networking session across these 6 programs. We’re proud to work with our rockstar Program Partners to craft an agenda of presentations essential to the modern designer.

Design & Creativity

Are you keen to develop new design techniques, rekindle your creative fire and grow your career? This program blends inspiration and skill-building presentations for designers across all levels and disciplines. Don’t miss this chance to hear top practitioners share their processes, gather career and business advice, and fuel your creativity.

In-House Management

Are you an in-house manager — or do you aspire to a top in-house creative position? This series of sessions will help you develop the business, communication, creative and leadership skills that will have your team producing their best work ever.

Vision & Leadership

Do you strive to bring greater purpose and meaning to your work? Whether you are managing a business or just yourself, this program will help you develop clear vision, discover the tools you need and harness the force of design to achieve your business or personal leadership goals.

Branding & Packaging
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Are you ready to bring multifaceted branding capabilities to the table with your clients? This program will take your branding expertise to the next level and inspire you with beautifully crafted packaging design that reinforces a brand’s presence to the consumer.

Creative Entrepreneur

Do you envision a career as a design entrepreneur? Whether you work in house and want to make the most of your passion project, dream of building your own business or want to take your existing business to the next level, this program will show you how.

Interactive Design

Are you tasked with creating multi-platform campaigns and designs for smaller screens? Don't miss this brand new program featuring the best of Interactive Design. Whether you work in an in-house, agency or freelance environment, you will learn from the industry's top practitioners and educators in a program that is sure to inform and inspire.

Tools & Resources

Do you struggle to stay up-to-date on all the best tools and resources you need to do your job? Don’t miss this program of in-depth insights from some of the leading companies in our industry. You’ll learn how to integrate this relevant and time-saving knowledge into you or your team’s workflow and create your best work yet.

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