Los Angeles is a design capital in many industries.  There are 22 automotive design studios in Los Angeles working on the major car brands, there is a very active fashion design industry, there are set designers and costume designers in the entertainment industry, there are furniture designers, architects and interior designers, and more.  There is a large creative economy that the LAEDC has identified and analyzed which includes many design professions in L.A. County.  There are several well-recognized design colleges in L.A. County.

These professions drive the success of many businesses, with ripple effects around the globe.  There is a culture of freedom in L.A. that contributes to design freedom and a willingness to embrace new and edgy concepts.  For businesses that rely on design talent, L.A. County is one of the premier places to locate because there is such a large skilled workforce here.

What is the Creative Economy? Research says...

Explore the creative economy of L.A. County, in the latest Otis report​. ​​

California is arguably home to one of the highest concentrations of creative
individuals in the world. One can travel the length and breadth of the state exploring
fine art galleries that attract buyers from all over the world or wander through
local fairs that showcase the artistry of hand-made crafts. California is home to
world-class symphonies and ballet companies. Community theaters and youth
orchestras can be found in rural towns and large cities. The arts in virtually all
their myriad and wonderful forms are flourishing in California. California is also a
focal point for a number of creative industries including entertainment, computer
gaming, architecture and fashion design. Taken together, all these activities
help define the creative economy of California.

What is the L.A. Design Festival?

Learn more about the LA Design economy by browsing the content at Los Angeles Design Festival http://www.ladesignfestival.org/ 

“The process of design is embedded in the identity and commerce of greater Los Angeles and the scope and scale of creative design talent in our region is vast.”