The Design Center at JCK Las Vegas is an exclusive, curated destination of collections with a story; representing the individual aesthetic of well-established and up-and-coming designers. These design collections are crafted with the utmost integrity from designers who set trends and take risks with their own unique point of view.
We are now accepting applications for 2017!
Review the information below to identify which Phase applies to you and click "Apply Now" to view the corresponding application. Applications are required annually and are vetted by the Design Board. Please complete the application in full. Completed application does not guarantee acceptance. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Nina Mancini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHASE 1- KICKSTARTER
A student or young professional looking to pursue their passion in jewelry and serve as the next generation of designers in the industry.
JCK's Design Board will choose one Kickstarter from five top jewelry/design schools. They will receive a complimentary showcase space within the Design Center at JCK Las Vegas and a mentorship from the larger design community. *Kickstarter is not a mandatory first step to exhibiting at the Design Center. Exhibitors can enter at any stage and is based on a juried process and vetted annually.
Kickstarters will be receive a featured listing in Design Center Look Book (printed and digital) and entry into Evening of Design networking event.
PHASE 2 – RISING STAR
Up-and-coming designers who have been in business 5 years or less. Designers can be in this phase for a maximum of 3 years (the requisite move to phase 3.)
Rising Star Application
Cost effective experience for designers who are still looking to establish their business: lower cost, smaller booth space and dedicated area of Design Center. The application process and vetted annually by Design Board.
Rising stars receive a 5x8 custom booth, showcase display by JCK's New Product Gallery, featured listing in Design Center Look Book (printed and digital), entry into Evening of Design networking event and product submission into Editor's Choice Awards, lounge access, drink tickets and merchandise credit raffle tickets to pass along to customers.
PHASE 3: RESIDENT DESIGN CENTER
A recognized, established design brand.
Residents receive a premier location at the front of the show and Design Center neighborhood with the ability to have larger presence (10x10 sq. ft. and larger), featured listing in Design Center Look Book (printed and digital), entry into Evening of Design networking event and product submission into Editor's Choice Awards, lounge access, drink tickets and merchandise credit raffle tickets to pass along to customers.