MLC CONNECT 2018 | Solider Field | Home of the Chicago Bears


mlc connect 2018 | Chicago

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 creative leaders & 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.


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, motion graphics, creative process, creative value, design presentation, creative sustainability, creative collaboration, stadium rebrand, clubhouse/locker room rebrand, campaign development, social media design, fan engagement, photography, visual storytelling 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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#MLCC2018 Key Speakers

2017 Attendees

  • Philadelphia Phillies

  • Boston Red Sox

  • Los Angeles Chargers

  • New Orleans Saints

  • New Orleans Pelicans

  • Detroit Tigers

  • Phoenix Suns

  • Houston Dynamo

  • Minnesota Wild

  • Seattle Mariners

  • Oakland Raiders

  • Miami Dolphins

  • Houston Rockets

  • Chicago White Sox

  • Houston Astros

  • Los Angeles Dodgers

  • New York Jets

  • Atlanta Hawks

  • New York Yankees

  • Toronto Blue Jays

  • Minnesota Vikings

  • And more...


  • Cleveland Cavaliers

  • San Francisco Giants

  • Indianapolis Colts

  • Tennessee Titans

  • Kansas City Royals

  • Kansas City Chiefs

  • Carolina Panthers

  • Sacramento Kings

  • Chicago Bears

  • New York Mets

  • Atlanta Braves

  • Utah Jazz

  • Anaheim Ducks

  • Brooklyn Nets

  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

  • Denver Broncos

  • Seattle Seahawks

  • Charlotte Hornets

  • Milwaukee Brewers

  • Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Los Angeles Clippers

  • Chicago Fire

  • Arizona Diamondbacks


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