Keynote Speaker: BLAKE HOWARD

“A Call to Courage”

For Matchstic, courage is the first of three main values (the other two being truth and harmony), so it goes without saying that the firm has much to say on the subject. In Blake’s talk “A Call to Courage”, you will learn how to appropriately stand up to clients, how to not flee from failing, and how to create the best work of your life.

Blake is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of Matchstic, an Atlanta-based brand identity firm. He’s led over 100 rebrand projects for organizations that hail from places like Atlanta and The Netherlands and Kenya, to name a few. He’s also worked with some recognizable brands like: Chick-fil-A, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Arthritis Foundation, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, City of Atlanta, and Coca-Cola. Blake has been featured in Fast Company, HOW magazine, Print magazine, The Atlantic’s City Lab, Atlanta’s Creative Loafing, and the fourth and fifth editions of Designing Brand Identity by Alina Wheeler.

Blake will be speaking at 1:00