40 Things We Loved About HOW Design Live 2018

What an amazing week it was at HOW Design Live and HOW Marketing Live in Boston. If you were able to make it there this year, you know exactly what I 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 stay tuned for the official HOW Design Live 2018 photo galleries, and save the date for HOW Design Live 2019—May 7–10, 2019 in Chicago!

40 Things We Learned From and Loved About HOW Design Live 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

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Some of my fav moments of Day 3 at #howlive “Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” I met my Linda professor in person today! 😆 love this photo so much! ❤ #HowLive2018 @how_events

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I will LITERALLY never be over Sagi Haviv’s talk about Ivan Chermayeff // something that stuck with me from his talk was simplicity is longevity especially in terms of logo design #logo #logodesinger #design #designer #graphicdesign #graphicdesign #boston #HOWlive #HDL

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Caring IS contagious. Way to succeed @thealexcenter #howlive

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Had a blast with my new friends from #howdesignlive #howlive First #redsox game for each of us. Fenway is awesome! Unfortunate loss by one run and about a foot in the bottom of the 13th.

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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

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Great conference, great speakers, great friends. It’s day one and I’m already having a grand old time #howlive

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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!

Lots of relaxation and recharging (and fun!) happened at the HOW and PRINT booth!