LA Design Festival is a collaborative collective that invites anyone with a perspective on design, and a role to play in the creative economy, to host an event during this citywide fortnight of design-related festivities. Our definition of design is purposely broad to ensure that our festival is reflective of our city’s diversity and talent. Our hope is that by creative a moment on the calendar when we can celebrate the many ways in which we each contribute and create, we will collectively shine a spotlight on LA as the global design capital that it is.


Creativity is one of the Los Angeles region’s foremost economic assets and the creative economy is undeniably important to the area’s economic growth. Defined as the businesses and individuals involved in producing cultural, artistic, and design goods and services, the creative economy consists of creative professionals and enterprises that inspire us with their artistry or take powerful, original ideas and transform them into practical and often beautiful goods and services.