Hang Time Los Angeles

A full-day inspiration fest for designers—brought to you by Dribbble

The Theatre at Ace Hotel December 4, 2018


We’re gearing up for another Hang Time … or should we say hang ten? Dribbble’s one-day design conference is headed to Los Angeles this fall. If you’re curious about what Hang Time is all about, check out our recaps from Boston and Seattle. Stay tuned for more details and exciting speaker announcements.

What’s Hang Time?

At Dribbble, we have core values that guide how we work. During Hang Time Los Angeles, we’ll be exploring the willingness to Try New Things. To our team, that means we seek constant and never-ending improvement. We test new ideas and take intelligent risks. We aim to improve what matters most. You’ll leave Hang Time LA with some valuable takeaways on how to do your best work.

  1. Photo speaker


    Inspiring & educational talks by some of the most respected leaders in design.

  2. Photo team


    An amazing opportunity to hang with other designers, talk shop, and meet the Dribbble team!

  3. Photo swag


    You’ll get a swag bag chock-full of goodies from Dribbble and our amazing sponsors.

  4. Photo party


    An amazing after-party with hands-on-activities, drinks n’ snacks, and merch shops.

Plus: Creative Collaboration with DKNG

Special Workshop • Dec 4th from 8–10am • Segovia Hall, Ace Hotel
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Rise and grind! We have a special opportunity to host a workshop before Hang Time LA begins. This workshop by creative studio DKNG will cover the essential steps founders Dan Kuhlken and Nathan Goldman take with every new project—from concept development, team brainstorming, providing constructive criticism and feedback, art direction, composition, adding layers of meaning, to final execution.

Workshop participants will team up in pairs to follow a design brief using the concept of play and construction using arts & crafts materials as a gateway to explore DKNG’s collaborative creative process. Taking each other’s strengths and weaknesses into consideration, each pair will learn to work as a team, leaning on each other’s unique skill sets to build a collaborative project.

Please note: This workshop is limited to 50 people. This ticket is for the 2-hour workshop only, separate from the Hang Time LA conference.

Sponsored by


  1. Avatar scher
    Paula Scher

    Partner, Pentagram

  2. Avatar kare
    Susan Kare

    Icon & Graphics Legend

  3. Avatar hoods
    Amy & Jennifer Hood

    Co-Founders of Hoodzpah, Inc.

  4. Avatar stanley
    Pablo Stanley

    Design Lead, InVision

  5. Avatar lewis
    Meg Lewis

    Founder, Darn Good, Ghostly Ferns

  6. Avatar halli
    Haraldur Thorleifsson

    Founder and CEO, Ueno

  7. Avatar dkng

    Dan Kuhlken & Nathan Goldman

  8. Avatar hogue
    Dave Hogue

    UX Design Lead, Google

  9. Avatar pincsak
    Leah Pincsak

    Creative Director, Atlassian

  10. Avatar deltondo
    Peter Deltondo

    Principal Designer, GoFundMe

  11. Avatar amy ngai
    Amy Ngai

    Head of Design, Axiom Zen

  12. Avatar battan
    Mariano Suarez-Battan

    CEO, Mural

  13. Avatar sassoon
    Joshua Sassoon

    Director of Product Design, Thumbtack

  14. Avatar belonax
    Timothy Belonax

    Brand Design Lead, Pinterest

  15. Avatar rogie
    Rogie King

    Senior Product Designer, Dribbble

  16. Avatar dan
    Dan Cederholm

    Co-Founder, Dribbble


8:00 AM Check-in for workshop
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Workshop with DKNG

Workshop ticket required

9:00 – 10:00 AM Check-in for general sessions
10:00 – 10:05 AM Welcome from Dan Cederholm
10:05 – 10:25 AM Meg Lewis

Who Is She?! My Career as an Unusual Person & How You Can 2

10:25 – 10:45 AM Joshua Sassoon

Designers Making Films!

10:45 - 11:05 AM Break
11:05 – 11:55 AM Jen & Amy Hood

Riding Low Expectations To The Top

11:55 - 12:15 PM Pablo Stanley

Comics and Design

12:15 – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 PM Susan Kare

Some Things I Designed and Some Things I Learned

2:00 – 2:20 PM Peter Deltondo

Put Down the Binoculars

2:20 – 2:40 PM Dave Hogue

Wander & Wonder

2:40 – 3:00 PM Break
3:00 – 3:45 PM Design Discussion: Beyond the Logo — How Design Teams are Crafting Brands in 2018

Rogie King, Leah Pincsak, Amy Ngai, and Timothy Belonax

3:45 – 4:05 PM Mariano Suarez-Battan

Why Share the “Why” Behind the Design

4:05 – 4:25 PM Haraldur Thorleifsson

Six Stories From My Life

4:25 – 5:15 PM Paula Scher

Life Lessons From the Field

5:30 PM – Hang Time After Party


The Theatre at Ace Hotel

The Theatre at Ace Hotel is a delicately restored, 1,600-seat movie palace from the 1920s with a three-story, 2,300 square foot grand lobby, an ornate open balcony and mezzanine and a vaulted ceiling with thousands of tiny mirrors that glimmer when lit. The Theatre serves Los Angeles' burgeoning epicenter for art and modern entertainment with a prime setting for a wide array of events—from large-scale concerts to movie premieres, conferences, seminars, symposiums and other performances.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Plan Your Trip

Hang Time Los Angeles is a one-day design conference. Get ready for a full day of fun on December 4th, 2018.

8:00 – 10:00 am    Workshop (additional cost)
10:00 am – 5:30 pm    Hang Time Sessions
5:30 – 8:00 pm    Hang Time after party

I’m from out of town. Where should I stay?

The Theatre at Ace Hotel is connected to the very hip Ace Hotel. We have a sweet discount at the Ace Hotel for Hang Time attendees. Use this link to book your room under our group rate. Note: the discount is subject to availability, so book now!


Transportation, directions and parking information can be found on The Theatre at Ace Hotel website.


The Theatre at Ace Hotel is wheelchair accessible and a nursing mothers’ room will be available.

Ace theatre


What does my ticket include?

We have a few different ticket types. An early bird or general admission Hang Time LA ticket includes access to full-day of sessions and a super fun after-party at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel. You’ll also receive a swag bag chock-full of goodies from our sponsors.

A ticket to the DKNG Workshop includes access to a 2-hour workshop before Hang Time LA begins.

We also have discounted ticket bundles that include a ticket to the DKNG Workshop and Hang Time LA.

All ticket types are invited to the Hang Time LA after-party.

Do you provide a student discount on tickets?

We have a limited number of discounted tickets for students. Contact us at contact@dribbble.com for availability and more information.

Do you provide group discounts on tickets?
Interested in attending Hang Time with your entire team? Contact us at contact@dribbble.com for group pricing!
Where should I stay?
We’ve got a sweet discount at the Ace Hotel for Hang Time attendees. Use this link to book your room under our group rate. Note: the discount is subject to availability. Find more travel information on the Hang Time LA website.
How can I contact the event organizer?
Email us at contact@dribbble.com with any questions.
Do you have a code of conduct?
Yes—all attendees, speakers, and sponsors are expected to follow our code of conduct.
Are you looking for sponsors?
Yes! Please contact contact@dribbble.com if you’d like to sponsor or get involved with Hang Time.
What’s the refund policy?
We'll refund your ticket up to 7 days prior to the event.


Goods for sale during the after-party
  1. Vendor hoodzpah
    Amy & Jennifer Hood

    Odds and Sods Co.

  2. Vendor blake
    Blake Kathryn
  3. Vendor typogriff
    Lauren Griffin


  4. Vendor jourdan
    Jourdan Enriquez

    No Man’s Press

  5. Vendor dkng

Convince Your Boss

So you want to attend Hang Time LA but you don’t know how to ask your manager? Here are a few talking points to get your boss on board!

Need something a little more formal? We’ve included this handy letter for you to use to help convince your boss why you should attend:

Hi [Manager Name],

I would like to attend Dribbble’s Hang Time Los Angeles. It’s a one-day design conference featuring inspiring and educational presentations by some of the most respected industry leaders in the design community. Speakers at Hang Time LA include Paula Scher, Susan Kare, Pablo Stanley, Amy and Jennifer Hood, Meg Lewis, Peter Deltondo, Dave Hough, and more. I’ll be learning from the best and brightest!

The theme for the event is try new things, so I’ll be learning practical skills that will help inspire and re-energize my passion for design. I’ll be able to bring back new ideas, best practices, and other valuable takeaways to share with our team.

Additionally, I’ll have the opportunity to build community and create meaningful connections with other designers.

I hope you will consider my request and grant me approval to attend. Thank you for your consideration.

[Your Name]

What Designers Had To Say

about past Hang Times
“#Hangtime with @dribbble yesterday was the inspiration I needed. Totally nerded out getting to meet @debbiemillman — ‘Do not be afraid to want a lot.’”

Alice Donovan Rouse

“Hang Time packed more content, learning opportunities, and straight-up fun into one day than should be humanly possible. The group of folks I attended with all left energized—with heads full of new ideas, ready to take on the world.”

Ryan Arruda