All good things must come to end, and that’s exactly what happened with the HOW Design Live conference in Boston- it ended. But before it did- we had the chance to talk to conference goers Art Director Bryant Hardwick, Creative Specialist Caron Streibich, and Associate professor at Roger Williams University Valerie Sloan. In this final daily recap they share with us the most inspiring and meaningful moments from these past 5 days of creativity and wonder.
Please stay tuned to the Reflex Blue Show in the coming weeks- as we release awesome, personal interviews with some of HOW’s top speakers, including:
- Christopher Chapman (Disney)
- Ricardo Crespo (20th Century Fox)
- Katie Jain & Joel Templin (Hatch SF)
- Melissa Morris Ivone (Operation Nice)
- Stefan Mumaw (Callahan Creek)
- Denise Korn (Korn Design & Youth Design)
- Dyana Valentine (Dyana Valentine)
- Jim Krause (Jim Krause Design)
- Luke Mysse (Crossgrain)
On the last night of the HOW Design Live conference in Boston- Donovan and I grabbed our podcasting gear and headed for the portfolio review hall. We were hoping to grab a couple attendees for the recap before reviewing some killer portfolios. What happened was much better…
We immediately recognized illustrator Kelsey Grafton from our first night in Boston, so we began to interview her. As she went on talking about her favorite aspects of the conference- we were suddenly joined by three of the speakers (and our good friends) Von Glitschka, Justin Ahrens, and Stefan Mumaw. Kelsey was, as she put it, “in heaven”. It may be hard to tell in the podcast- but Mr. Glitshcka actually began to review Kelsey’s portfolio while we were recording! It was quite a treat to see someone having the chance to be helped and shaped by some of this conference’s top design thinkers.
As Donovan and I packed up our recording gear to interview HOW Design Live attendees for our day 3 recap- we suddenly realized a commotion right outside of our recording room. Sure enough, a fancy speaker reception was coming together! So, instead of finding our way back to the ballroom- we set up a makeshift recording station on some steps right outside of the velvet rope.
Make sure you listen to the end- because we get a surprise appearance from Kit Hinrichs, talking all about the amazing Sappi piece he created!
Instead of our traditional impromptu attendee interviews for our second day recap- we brought together an amazing collection of HOW Design Live friends- for one long, unedited, unscripted conversation. The results were… well, check them out for yourself!
As day one of the HOW Design Live conference drew to a close last night, Donovan and I set up shop in the back of the main ballroom and grabbed some of the speakers and attendees about the day’s events. Here’s who we chatted up:
Luke Mysse- Speaker
Jon Nielsen- Attendee
Steve Gordon- Speaker