22-23 September 2018 | The Globe Tower, Taguig


Launched last October 2017, CREATE Philippines is the Philippine government’s trade platform for continued learning, knowledge exchange, and business and network creation for the local creative industries. It aims to make the Philippines an active voice in the global discourse on the creative economy and a top-of-mind destination in the Asia-Pacific for creative content and services. CREATE Philippines features the following sectors: Advertising Content and Production, Communication Design, Music and Performing Arts, Film & Animation, Digital Games & Apps, among others.

This year, the 2nd edition of CREATE Philippines will focus on COMMUNICATION DESIGN – a multidisciplinary practice that shapes ideas and information into clear and better messaging delivered through various media.

In partnership with the Communication Design Association of the Philippines (CDAP, www.cdap.com.ph), CREATE Philippines 2018 will feature Design Masterclass sessions, portfolio exhibitions, and networking events for industry institutions, agencies, freelancers, emerging talent, and Communication Design students.


Jowee Alviar
AJ Dimarucot
Dan Matutina
Usec. Nora K. Terrado
Paolo Mercado
Angel V. Guerrero
Raxenne Dosher Maniquiz

*subject to change without prior notice.*
As of August 02, 2018.

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International Design Conference
Design Center of the Philippines

Day 1

Opening Remarks Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado

Industry Overview: Raising the Value of Design
Paolo Mercado, CECP President

Business of Design From a Brand and Agency Perspective
Angel Guerrero, Founder & CEO, Adobo Magazine

Growing Your Design Business - The Team Manila Case Study
Jowee Alviar, Team Manila Graphic Design Studio Inc.

A Modular Design Group Built By Independents
Paolo Mercado, CECP President

Business Track

Learning to Design Around Life
AJ Dimarucot, Creative Enterpreneur/Director,
Communication Design Association of the Philippines

How Creativity Boosts Business
Mark Joseph Deutsch, Co-Founder, Happy Garaje

Creative Process Behind Collaborating with Brands
Raxenne Dosher Maniquiz, Graphic Designer + Illustrator, Plus 63 Design Co.

The Business of Protecting Creativity
Intellectual Property Office Philippines

Design Track

Faster and Better Product Visualization Using Adobe Dimension CC
ROLLAN BAÑEZ, ACI, ACE, CTT+, Creative Cloud Evangelist Philippines Adobe Certified Instructor/
Expert / Community Manager Adobe Creative Insider Ambassador / Beta Tester Co-Founder /
Training Manager - Creative Nation Academy Corporation

Day 2

Featured Speaker
Chris Do
Co-Founder, Blind Inc. | The Futur

The Business of Design
2-Hour Lecture and question-based learning

Lunch Break

Hands-on Workshop With Chris Do
Self-study questions, role-play and Q&A

After Hours Networking Party

CREATE Philippines partners with


Get in touch

The CREATE Philippines Secretariat

Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM)
Golden Shell Pavilion, ITC Complex,
Roxas Boulevard corner Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue
1300 Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines