Graphika Manila is a event where the creative minds of Filipinos huddle up all together in one area to have their creative juices flow and squirt at each other. But seriously, it’s a great place to share and learn a lot more about your field! This year, they will be holding their 6th conference. As a creative individual, why is going an advantage?

  1. 1) Exercise
    Finally! You’re out in the sun (though it might rain). But chances are, you’ll find yourself away from your geeky artist battle station in a dark corner of your room and walking again! Use your legs!
  2. 2) Inspiration
    Speakers in this event are well known and considered authorities in their fields (would GM settle for less?). They are bound to share their stories to help you realize that they all started just like you and that you’re just a step away from attaining a status like theirs or even more!)
  3. 3) Motivation
    From being inspired, you need motivation to haul your ass off that lazy boy and make a move. You’re probably already on your first step. Compose yourself and make it from Point A to Point Success.
  4. 4) Culture
    We can’t deny the artistic culture that holds the Philippines. Have your eyes opened a bit more that you are not alone and you should be proud of what you do. This is the society built with you as a part of it.
  5. 5) Trends
    Alongside culture are trends. Know what’s hot and what’s not and try to adapt in this continuously evolving and adjusting taste of society.
  6. 6) Technology
    What are you missing? Sometimes it takes events like this to know that you’re a bit behind, or maybe there’s an easier way to do what you do, and that there’s a bit of catching up to do to make yourself up-to-date.
  7. 7) Knowledge
    You actually learn something. Chances are, you’ll learn a couple of tips and tricks from individuals who have done methods to earn such conclusion. I came from this ‘graphic event’ before and all they had were tarpauline printers for sale :(
  8. 8) Networking
    Aside from the chance of meeting highly valued speakers in the field of design, you’ll meet other people in the scene in this area! This is a great chance to share, know more, connect, and soon enough, collaborate and establish. It’s time to connect in reality and not just via social networking media :) Plus c’mon. It’s about time you talk to somebody who can relate to your problems regarding that client who wants the logo to look like a poster, yeah?
@DanMatutina

Awesome right? That’s at least 8 reasons why it’s an advantage going to GM. There’s probably more you could think of – like meeting the designer of the Manny Pacquiao logo (Mike Friolo)! It’s a chance for you to make the rest of the year more fulfilling. Who knows? Maybe next year, you’ll even be a speaker!

For more info regarding Graphika Manila, visit their official website at www.GraphikaManila.com