HOW Design Live 2018

30 April 2018
03 May 2018


ico-D is pleased to endorse HOW Design Live 2018 to be held in Boston (US) 30 April - 3 May 


One of the largest annual gatherings of creative professionals in the world, HOW Design Live is a conference and trade show that represents an uncommon intersection of people, disciplines, inspiration and ideas within the design world:

  • Over 100 educational sessions and keynotes geared towards re-energising creative thinking, improving work quality and building the business and marketing skills essential for success.
  • Industry leading keynotes representing some of the best creative minds in the world.
  • 4,000 attendees from every state in the U.S. and from dozens of countries around the world.
  • Opportunity to preview new tools, technologies and products in the industry’s largest exhibit hall.
  • Network with a like-minded creative community and share best practices


For 28 years, HOW Design Live has been leading the design industry in new directions and leading designers toward successful careers.  The HOW brand began its life as a print magazine, and today, the brand still includes award-winning digital sites and products supporting the worldwide graphic design community. With our panel of seasoned advisors, our connections with a vast network of speakers and deep roots in the creative field, we create an event that inspires designers with fresh ideas, introduces them to new strategies and techniques, and powers their professional careers. 

HOW Design Live provides attendees with content and insights from worldwide leading graphic designers, creative influencers and inspirational thought leaders from around the world and surrounds them with a community of fellow creatives who can provide support and opportunity.  HOW Design Live’s distinct focus is to serve the business, creativity and technology needs of graphic designers.  Where other industry conferences promote an organization or a suite of digital tools, HOW Design Live promotes the success of each and every attendee.  HOW Design Live helps pave the way for designers’ career achievement.

Core Conference Focuses on 5 Tracks:
Career Advancement
Design & Creativity
HOW To: Design Application
IN House Design 
Tools & Resources
The Dieline Package Design Conference: 
Recognizing that packaging holds the power of customer experience for brands, we focus on packaging as a growing market for design.
HOW Marketing Live: 
Because the lines between design and marketing are blurring, we've partnered with the American Marketing Association to develop a new program to foster collaboration, engagement and mutual success among designers and marketers.
Early Bird Registration Pricing for Attendees:
1 February 2018
15 March 2018
16 April 2018
29 April 2018
*ico-D Members discount code: ICOD10
Sponsors include: Adobe, Workfront, Domtar, Neenah, International Paper, The Dieline and 70 exhibitors on the show floor.

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About ico-D Endorsements

Each year, ico-D endorses a select group of international activities that advance our objective to promote the value of design. Endorsed events demonstrate that they enhance the standards of design, ethics and professional practice. For design awards, an ico-D endorsement is recognition that it has been organised to meet international best practice guidelines under ico-D’s policies and best practices – including jury composition, evaluation criteria and intellectual property protection.

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