HOW Design LIVE 2015
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Ken Lo, Deep Dish Pizza, and Happy Birthday Hats at HOW

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I may have only spent three days at HOW Design Live in Chicago (they had a full five days of programming), but my third day was just as eventful as the first two. There are always a lot of mixed emotions on returning to Omaha for me – and part of it is that it takes a day or two for everything I experienced to settle in.

HOW Design LIVE 2015

As HOW Design Live is like five conferences in one now, it’s a LOT of programming. The Dieline (packaging part of the conference), has really taken on a life of it’s own. Above if Ken Lo of BLOW (a studio in Hong Kong) reminding us that even in a digital world, packaging and paper effects can make a product stand out.

HOW Design LIVE 2015

Right after Ken’s talk, he was down in Neenah Paper’s packaging booth signing samples (like the gorgeous cards in the top photo).

HOW Design Live 2015 in Chicago

I knew I either had to get a Chicago dog or a slice of deep dish before leaving the windy city. Thankfully there was a Giordano’s two blocks from the conference center.

HOW Design Live 2015 in Chicago

Silvia Alba was drawing highlights of the conference throughout. Just before the closing party, it was fun to see her giant banner almost complete – even if it meant that the time at HOW was also coming to a close.

HOW Design Live 2015 in Chicago

I may have looked a little silly wearing most of these, but what’s a design party without a lot of props? The birthday theme was to celebrate this being the 25th HOW Conference. Congratulations, HOW!

HOW Design Live 2015 in Chicago

And a live band at Neenah Paper’s closing party? Amazing, Surely there are other’s here wearing these hats tonight, right?