LA Design Festival seeks to shine a spotlight on our city as a global design capital. A collaborative collective of diverse individuals and organizations across all design disciplines that make up the creative economy of California, LA Design Festival is truly a citywide creative celebration.


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  • Board of Directors

    Our Board of Directors  consists of diverse industry leaders who provide strategic support and guidance.


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    Frances Anderton

    Frances Anderton is a design journalist, author, and curator. She hosts KCRW’s DnA: Design & Architecture show, writes regularly about design for a number of national media titles, and curates acclaimed exhibitions for cultural institutions.

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    Amanda Dameron

    Amanda Dameron is the Editor in Chief of Dwell Magazine and Executive Vice-President of Content at Dwell Media. In 2014 the Huffington Post called Amanda “one of the most influential voices in the world of modern design.”

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    Gloria Gerace

    Gloria Gerace provides strategic planning and management to museums and cultural institutions. She also serves as Managing Director of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an initiative of the Getty with arts institutions across Southern California.

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    Michael Sylvester


    Michael is the President of Flux Inc, a strategic consultancy focused on design and marketing and is co-founder of the LA Design Festival. Michael trained as an architect and has served as a guest speaker at architecture and design schools and museums.

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    Haily Zaki


    Haily Zaki is a design publicist and erstwhile blogger. She is co-founder of the LA Design Festival, chief operative of Secret Agent PR, and co-founder of design east of La Brea (de LaB).

  • Support:

    LA Design Festival is a non-profit organization. Programs would not be possible without the generous support of the creative professionals and organizations that make our city such a global design capital. Please support the LA Design Festival. All donations and sponsorships are tax-deductible.