The event has experienced tremendous growth and is adding a venue, The Rose, for panel discussions, as well as 20,000 square feet of vendor space. This year’s Designer Con will feature a 1,000 piece Japanese toy exhibit and a party with Crewest studios.

Vendor list and map can be found at this link:

Join the Panels & Party
VIP ticket holders will get access to exciting live panels during the day and then celebrate with us the growth of DesignerCon with our official Saturday night party.


Master of Ceremonies
Mark Brickey
We are please and excited to have the one and only Mark Brickey be the MC during the panels and party. Mark is the host of Adventures in Design which is a daily talk show for creatives that explores how others design happiness into their professional lives.Mark has MC’d around the world at different shows and has interviewed some of the most popular people in the industry. Join him as he leads you through some amazing panels.


Z-Trip is often referred to as a young Rick Rubin. His roots are based in Hip Hop, but he covers and loves all music styles. Considered by many as the godfather of mash-ups, his style of mixing and producing reaches way beyond that. Z-Trip received the award for America’s Best DJ and still remains on the top 10 lists year after year. He has collaborated with some of the very best to ever do it: Nas, Bassnectar, Public Enemy, DJ Shadow, Rakim, Shepard Fairey, Talib Kweli and many others.


Live Art Battle
Secret Walls
Grab your black spray cans and sharpies because Secret Walls will be at the after party setting up battles between some of the hottest artists in the scene. Who will win the right to “brag“? Find out at the party!


Exclusive Merchandise by Mishka
DesignerCon has teamed up with the crew from Mishka to design exclusive merchandise for the Saturday night party. Items available will include clothing and accessories to commemorate the party. Tell everyone you were part of the party with this awesome collaboration.

Here is also LATACO’s coverage from the past few years:

Designer Con 2015 Part One & Part Two.