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Design with Purpose.

The 9th Annual LA Design Festival
June 20-23, 2019




Honoring our city's rich design culture.

The LA Design Festival honors our city’s rich design culture and celebrates our status as a global design capital. Our definition of design is purposely broad to ensure that our festival is reflective of LA’s diversity and talent.  The Festival is the only citywide festival of its kind, featuring events throughout LA.

From architecture and interiors to graphic, industrial, fashion, set, costume, and experiential design, the LA Design Festival showcases the best of the local design scene as well as some exciting national and international voices.

The LA Design Festival would not be possible without the participation of the LA design community, our generous sponsors, and our amazing brain trust of designers and mentors.

The LA Design Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


"The artist with vision sees his material, chooses, changes, and by integrating what he has learned with his own experiences, finally molds something distinctly personal."

- Romare Bearden

Ruth E. Carter | 2018 ICON Award Recipient



Each year the LA Design Festival awards outstanding creative talent. Click here to learn more about the ICON, EDGE, and RISE Awards.



Internship Program



We've partnered with Find Your Grind to launch the LA Design Festival Internship Program.  

Find Your Grind believes that it's time to stop asking kids what they want to be when they grow up, and instead, show them the possibilities of who they can be.  


Design, etc. LIVE

The LA Design Festival featured three days of design talks at ROW DTLA. Design, etc. LIVE, the LA Design Festival’s official podcast and magazine, came to life on stage with a series of confabs with design influencers. Click here to tune in to our podcast and even more creative conversations throughout the year.


Get involved.