One of the largest annual gatherings of creative professionals in the world, HOW Design Live is a career-changing, life-altering experience where you will:
“Everything about the conference is extremely beneficial. The creative inspiration, the techniques learned to work smarter and more efficiently, and the endless opportunity in the resource center, just to name a few. It’s the connections, for me, that make it all worthwhile. The four conferences I’ve attended have spanned nine years. Nine years ago I met a bunch of people that to this day, I consider some of my best friends. We may live around the country and the world, but we stay in touch. Connected. Everyone at HOW Design Live, thank you for this conference. Believe it or not, it’s changing the world.”
— Bryan Konieczka, HOW Design Live Attendee
Founded in 1985, the HOW brand began its life as a print magazine. Today the brand has grown to encompass a host of products and events including several design competitions, HOW U’s online design courses, design books (available at MyDesignShop.com) and, of course, HOW Design Live. Whether you work for a design firm, for an in-house creative department or for yourself, it’s our mission to serve the business, creativity and technology needs of graphic designers.
The Dieline, the leading resource for the packaging design industry, has been partnering with HOW Design Live since 2010 when we launched the first annual The Dieline Conference, and hosted The Dieline Awards. Over the past seven years The Dieline Conference has evolved to become an integral part of the HOW Design Live program and experience.
A new event co-located with HOW Design Live, the HOW Events team has partnered with the American Marketing Association to create HOW Marketing Live, a two-day program focused on the intersection of design and marketing.
At HOW Design Live we are committed to providing a harassment-free and welcoming environment for attendees, speakers, exhibitors, staff and any participant of all races, sexual orientations, physical abilities, physical appearances, gender, trans statuses and beliefs.
In general, the HOW community is overwhelmingly well behaved, kind and civil, but we believe a clear code of conduct is an important element in building of a respectful community space.
HOW Design Live participants agree to:
We welcome your feedback on this and every other aspect of HOW Design Live, and we thank you for working with us to make it a safe, enjoyable, and friendly experience for everyone who participates.