Recently, a few designers from the Creative team were sent to San Francisco for the HOW Design Live conference!! It was my first time on the West Coast, so I was also very excited to travel there.
Upon arrival, it was a nice, overcast, drizzly, cool day. Ironic because back home in Boston it was a heat wave and very hot! A little bit of a stinker, but the conference had us busy anyways, so it wasn’t an issue.
First arriving in San Francisco, looking for a spot for lunch!
HOW Design Live !
Kristin and I had an awesome taxi driver that took us all around the city. Heres me on Lombard street!
Unfortunately I don’t have too many pictures of the conference (I was too studious taking notes 😉 ) but exploring during our two-hour lunches was great. Here’s me at the big fountain!
The conference was GREAT and Kristin, Mollie, and I can agree that it was a breath of fresh air and so inspiring! We learned a lot about how to improve our direct mailings, find inspiration, and how to kick our brainstorming up a notch! There was a great seminar called ‘creative bootcamp’ where we were pushed to realize that there are no excuses for not coming up with a great idea. There was another seminar I attended called “Designing in my Underwear: Briefs on a design career” in which a successful freelance designer who ONLY worked at home without his pants, shared his story about how social media helped him get to the next step.
This is us in the airport upon learning that our flight home was a little messed up. Our airline had to downsize their plane so about 40+ people lost their seats. United was great in compensating us, but Kristin and I had an extra night to explore the city (on the only day where the sun was out!) and we definitely made the best of it!
Absolutely a great trip overall, and next year the design conference will be in Boston so I hope more of us from Creative can attend!