Want to be a better graphic designer this year? How about meeting other designers and trading resources, inspiration and friendship? If you want to get acquainted with burgeoning graphic design trends – and have a blast all the while – don’t miss the following 10 graphic design events in 2013.
HOW hosts four major conferences covering specific topics to help you find your inspiration: recharge your tools, develop creative leadership, build a freelance business, and design a better brand. PsPrint is going, and you should, too! San Francisco, June 22-26.
Where the world’s best creative minds collide. Learn from the greatest contemporary graphic designers, find your muse, and be a better graphic designer. Los Angeles, May 4-8.
The definitive source for design news, trends and information, AIGA’s annual conference is a must-go for graphic designers of all skill levels. Minneapolis, October 10-12.
The premiere expressive event is permanently headquartered in Barcelona, but OFFF also tours other cities such as New York and Cincinnati, in case you can’t fly to Spain. Barcelona, June 6-8.
The definitive web typography conference, perfect for typography nuts the world over! New York, November 2.
This conference focuses on mobile design and development exclusively, specifically new and emerging techniques you can take advantage of for your own designs. Orlando (April), San Diego (July), Nashville (October).
Another conference devoted exclusively to typography, this one celebrating 15 years in existence. Portland, August 21-25.
Billed as “an intensely educational learning session for passionate practitioners of standards-based web design,” An Event Apart features 12 speakers and sessions as well as a day-long workshop on multi-device design. San Francisco (and others), December 9-11.
In this session of Typo Talks, you’ll learn how contrast is not only a design element, but a cultural phenomenon that can be a source of contention and inspiration. San Francisco, April 11-12.
This exhibit showcases “artists and architects whose work challenges disciplinary boundaries and raises critical social, environmental and political issues.” On exhibit from January 31 to May 5 at the National Academy in New York.
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