Ignite Your Potential!


August 5-7, 2016 · Cleveland, Ohio

At the beautiful Ohio Theatre at PlayhouseSquare


Stay At The Wyndham

We'll be staying once again at the Wyndham Hotel across the street. Call 216-615-3321 and use our group code when you make your reservations: 0804142WEJ

Join Us On Slack

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Calling All Digital Illustrators!

Put your skills to the test during Friday's competition!

Flying Blind Pass

Get your 3-day pass before the roster is released. Sure, you don't know who'll all be there, but you know how awesome it'll be.

$85 Sold Out

Early Bird Pass

Get your 3-Day Pass just as the real hype begins. Full roster will be released this month and these tickets historically sell out quickly.


Available April 16th-May 29th

Cleveland Studio Tour

30-seats are available as we tour some of the coolest creative studios in town with Lolly the Trolly.


Only 30 seats made available.

Sign up to our newsletter using your .edu email and get your student discount code!

Available from May 30th-August 4th or until sold out.

General Admission

Get your 3-Day Pass while supplies last. We'll be in the final stretch at this point, and you don't want to wait too much longer to secure travel and hotel accommodations.



9 workshops happening all weekend covering topics to make you a better creative and a better entrepreneur.

$30 each

Each workshop sold separately. Only 50 seats available in each.

Single Day Passes

Can't make the whole event? You can also buy just for the days you'll be with us in Cleveland.


Web-Only Pass

Can't make it to Cleveland at all? Have no fear: we'll be streaming all of our talks.

$35 to $60

$35 a day or $60 for all 10 talks.

Help Us Inspire Hope!

A portion of this year’s ticket sales will be donated to The Gathering Place, a non-profit serving the needs of those touched by cancer.

Massive Merch Sale!

Support WMC & Get Cool Stuff.
All of our tees, posters and prints are $7.00 or less!

Help Make WMC7 Happen!

Needed: Content Contributors, Artists, and Financial Backers

We need speakers, workshop leaders, sponsors, cool stuff to put in the swag bags, and volunteers to make WMC7 happen. So, if you can pitch in on any of that, please don't hesitate. Reach out to us now and get involved.

Become A Vendor, Financial Backer, or In-Kind Contributor

We aim at the working class creatives, so our budget isn't dependent on the $100 3-day passes we sell. It's dependent on the community at large to pitch in and make this event happen.

Download the WMC7 Sponsorship deck and let's start the conversation.

Are you a Cleveland Creative group?
Get in touch as we want you and your team with us this year.

Talks, Podcasts, Workshops, + more!

Also Featuring:

Digital Illustration Battle

8 illustrators will be putting their skills to the test on Friday night.

Sign up now to get involved.

Cleveland Studio Tour

Want to get involved? Email heather@wmcfest.com

JakPrints After Party

We'll be bowling, singing karaoke, and hanging out at Twin Lanes Saturday night along with the JakPrints team and Mark Brickey.

Want a Backstage Tour of PlayhouseSquare?

Tours last approximately 90 minutes and include views and history of the lobbies, auditoriums, and backstage areas. More information.

WMC7 Sponsors & Backers

WMC relies on it's community to make this event happen.

If you can pitch in on any of that, please don't hesitate. Reach out to us now and get involved. Here's the WMC7 Sponsorship Deck (pdf).

Presenting Sponsor

Find Go Media in the State Theatre Lobby all weekend and give them a big ol' hug.

Corel Painter Competition

Taking place on Friday night in the Ohio Theatre Lobby. Sign Up Now!

WMC Super Friend

Always supporting us. Always providing this community with an excellent mail campaign manager. These guys rock!

Live Printing Experience

Get a t-shirt printed live on Sunday from the State Theatre Lobby. Also make sure to catch their workshop on Friday!

Official After Party

Join us Saturday night for some bowling, karaoke, and hangout with the rest of the WMC Community.

Cleveland Studio Tour

This year's studio tour has been brought to us by The City of Cleveland's Department of Economic Development. Take part in the Cleveland Studio Tour and see why it's great to be in Cleveland now more than ever.

Vendor Village Sponsor

This year's Vendor Village has been brought to you by our friends at Dropbox. Definitely find them at their table and don't forget to sign up for their workshop on Friday!

#RespectTheCraft Sponsors

In-Kind and Web-Only Sponsors


Visit these artists to check out what they're working on in the Dropbox Vendor Village.

Want to become a vendor? Scroll up and fill out the vendor form. Or, reach out to Heather and Bryan via email.

Need your phone charged up? Find a JakPrints charging station throughout venue.

We Are All Weapons

What's WMC Fest?

WMC is the premier design and entrepreneurship conference in the Midwest. Each year, working class creatives get together to talk shop, share their stories, and get inspired. Join the community and the fun by coming to Cleveland this August.


What You Said About WMC6

Attend WMC6? We need your feedback!

Did you attend or support the fest in some way? We want your feedback. We'll be sending invites to everyone who bought tickets with their emails to join our conversation on Slack. You can also ask for access, or send any other general feedback and ideas, to hello@wmcfest.com.


Thank You!

We're excited for another year of inspiration, motivation and community! With a new team in place, you can expect a combination of innovation and a dedication to our original mission — that is, a celebration of a collective passion for art, design and entrepreneurship. Be a part of a movement in the making. We hope to see you there.

Join Us On Slack

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Heather Sakai

Chief Inspiration Officer

bryan garvin
Bryan Garvin

Level 4 Dwarven Fighter

Aaron Sechrist

WMC7 Emcee

Lauren Hudac

Happy Relations Director

Carlos Basabe

Digital Arts Curator

Olivia Arnette

Public Relations

Simone Dugay

Sultan Of Speakers

Alita Petras

Social Media Manager

Simon Birky Hartmann

French Culturist

Shaylei Willadsen
Shaylei Willadsen

Volunteer Coordinator