MLC CONNECT 2016 | Minute Maid Park
Home of the Houston Astros



An exclusive gathering of major league creative minds & artist in the graphic design field from around the nation. The objective is to “connect” these professionals in one city for an annual two-day 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 your specific field of work and gather industry-leading knowledge that can be applied to your individual 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 //

Key Speaker // Bethany Heck //

Key Speaker // Todd Radom //

Key Speaker // Surf Melendez // 

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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