MLC CONNECT 2016
An exclusive gathering of major league creative minds & artists from around the nation in the pro sports graphic design industry. The objective is to connect these professionals in one city for an annual two-day industry conference. To learn, teach, share new techniques, ideas, concepts, philosophies, software & best practices - to inspire and challenge one another. To nationally network with graphic artists within the specific field of pro sports design and gather industry leading knowledge that can be applied to individual sports markets.
The MLC mission is short, sweet & to the point: Gather, learn, return, apply and share.

Official Connect Hotel


2016 Creative inspiration provided by 

Key Speaker // Bill Frederick // fanbrandz.com

Key Speaker // Bethany Heck // heckhouse.com

Key Speaker // Todd Radom // toddradom.com

Key Speaker // Surf Melendez // miamidolphins.com 


2016 Discussions

Topics will vary from inspirational/design (guest speakers) to tactical/branding (industry leaders). A unique 50/50 blend to both re-inspire and learn best practices. Essentially everything a sports designer would want to get out of a design conference. Relevant targeted sports specific topics. The tactical topics will range from logo design, uniform design, apparel design website design, stadium destination design, scoreboard design, creative process, creative value, design presentation, creative sustainability, creative collaboration, stadium rebrand, clubhouse/locker room rebrand, campaign development, social media design, fan engagement and more. The inspirational topics will range from shared career success stories, art lifestyle, unique design approaches, career learnings, design inspirations, what are we not doing as major league designers, design trends, how do we stay relevant, design work life balance, the impact of visual communication, creativity sustainability and more.


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2015 attendees
  • Gareth Breunlin // WHITE SOX 
  • Toby Ramos // WHITE SOX
  • Danny Harms // WHITE SOX
  • Zack Alvarez // DBACKS
  • Sara Bielski // DBACKS
  •  Hayden Renning // DBACKS
  • Jeff Harding // BREWERS
  • Molly Arndt // BREWERS
  • Jeff Lee // ANGELS
  • Brian Bisio // GIANTS
  • Chris David Garcia // ASTROS
  • Alex Grigas // ASTROS
  • Lauren Rubin // ASTROS
  • Larry Provitt // ASTROS
  • Ross Yoshida // DODGERS
  • Mike Zulla // METS
  • Graphic Designer // METS
  • Graphic Designer // METS
  • Jose Lopez // ROCKETS
  • Joe Gonzalez // ROCKETS
  • Terrance Daniels // ROCKETS
  • Eric Davila // FC DALLAS
  • Kayser dos Reis // FIRE
  • Dan Bogacz // PIRATES
  • Bree Main // PIRATES
  • Kaitlin Lusty // PIRATES
  • Alex Haloszka // PIRATES
  • Amy Calo // REDS
  • Alex Mount // NFL
  • Jaun Loya // DYNAMO
  • Graphic Designer // DYANMO
  • Walmer Madina // BULLS
  • Blaire Grady // TEXANS
  • Drew Schlosser // COUGARS
  • Matthew Wolf // NYCFC
  • Michelle Cruz // RED BULL
  • Art Director // RED BULL
  • And more...
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