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

in 2001

More about Jowee here!

Jowee Alviar
AJ Dimarucot

a graphic designer
entrepreneur and

More about AJ here!

AJ Dimarucot
Dan Matutina

designer and
illustrator based
in the Philippines.

More about Dan here!

Dan Matutina
Mark Deutsch

Art director,
and writer

More about Mark here!

Mark Deutsch

as of July 2018

Day 0

  • International Design Conference
    Design Center of the Philippines
    Samsung Hall - SMX

Day 1

  • Introduction
    • Undersecretary Nora K. Terrado (DTI-TIPG), Paolo Mercado (President of CECP) and Angel Gurrero (Secretary of CDAP)

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

  • A Modular Design Group Built by Indies
    • Dan Matutina
      Partner, Hydra Design Group

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

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

  • SKILLS TRACK 1 - Adobe Creative Training Workshop
    • Rollan Ibanez
      Training and Technology Evangelist, Creative Nation Academy

  • SKILLS TRACK 2 - Illustration and Commission Works for Local Businesses
    • Raxenne Dosher Maniquiz
      Graphic Designer + Illustrator, Plus 63 Design Co.

  • Businesss Consultation with:
    • Dan Matutina, AJ Dimarucot, Jowee Alviar, Mark Deutsch, BJ Palattao

Day 2

  • The Business of Protecting Creativity
    • Atty. BJ Palattao
      Lawyer, Palattao and Associates Law Office

    Featured Speaker

  • The Art of Business + Design
    • Chris Do
      Co-founder, Blind Inc. | The Futur

CREATE Philippines partners with