Valio Con 2014

A Conference for Designers & Makers

June 5th - 8th Catamaran Resort  •  San Diego, California
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Learn From These Great Folks

Samantha Kallis

Samantha is a Los Angeles based illustrator and visual development artist at Paramount Pictures Animation. Her clients have included Nickelodeon, Sony Pictures, and Disney.

Geoff Teehan

Geoff is a designer. He co-founded Teehan+Lax in 2002. He's worked on Medium, Readability & Prismatic.

Ryan Carson

Ryan is the Co-Founder and CEO of the online school Treehouse. He is a Father, entrepreneur, weight lifter and film fanatic.

Jennifer Hood

Jennifer is the mildly tortured designer and co-founder of Hoodzpah Art + Graphics. When not designing, she’s tinkering on a piano, smelling an issue of Esquire on the beach, or singing at the local karaoke bar. 

Michael Flarup

Michael is a designer from Copenhagen. He runs one-man design studio Pixelresort and co-founded the Danish app studio-turned hardware producers, Robocat.

Amy Hood

Amy is one half of the twin-design-duo behind Hoodzpah Art + Graphics. When not designing, she's challenging all comers at the local pool bar, attempting to paint the next Mona Lisa, or dreaming of classic cars on the beach.

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Keiran Flanigan

Keiran is a freelance iOS developer & designer from San Diego by way of Boulder, CO. His recent products include Heed and Reissued.

Sam Soffes

Sam is a developer & designer working in San Francisco. He focuses on making products for his clients and Nothing Magical.

Chloe Park

Chloe is a designer at OpenTable. Previously she was at design studio, Curio, and USA Today. You’ll most likely catch her Instagramming at the latest foodie spot in San Francisco.

Darius Monsef

Friends call him Bubs. Husband of Kaili & Father of Waialea. Founder/CEO of CreativeMarket & COLOURlovers, Cofounder of AllHands.

Kim Wouters

Kim runs a Belgium based design studio called PixelProof. She designs to connect people with ideas and to create product experiences that make life easier.

Erik Bye

Erik is a family man and über builder.  By day he is a web developer for 24 Hour Fitness and by night he creates Ellie's Games to meet the educational needs of his growing daughter.

Jared Erondu

Jared is Co-founder of The Industry. Crafting pixels, shaping words.

Bradley G Munkowitz

Bradley (GMUNK) is a Graphic Designer and a Design Director for the motion graphics industry. He has designed UI and Holographic sequences on the feature films TRON and Oblivion.

Wedge & Lever Team

Founded in 2012 by a group of Art Directors and close friends. Wedge & Lever is a independent design studio based in San Diego, California.

Josh Puckett

Josh is currently a product designer at Dropbox, and also spends time building Tweak, a design prototyping tool. Prior to Dropbox he led a design team at Groupon.

Shane Mielke

Shane is a designer, developer and photographer. Formerly the Creative Director at 2Advanced he enjoys traveling with his family, CrossFit & designing for web, mobile, packaging & games.

Rhett Andersen

Rhett is a fitness expert and owner of rhettRX. He loves to surf and spend time with his family, his friends, and his dog Dexter.

Lee Rubenstein

Lee is Co-founder of ArtSnacks and EatSleepDraw. He lives in NYC and enjoys drawing with a good cup of coffee.

Jennet Liaw

Jennet is the design lead at Pure Fix, and moonlights as a freelance identity designer. Her apocalyptic dreams inspire a carpe-diem-determination to create products for her own brand.

Merek Davis

Merek is a commercial photographer and iPhoneographer based in Arizona. He's the creator of Mextures - an iTunes best of 2013 photo editing app, for the iPhone.

Ryan Hudson-Peralta

Ryan, known online as Hudson-Peralta, is a motivational speaker, freelance designer & developer and currently spends his days crafting user-interfaces for Quicken Loans in Detroit, MI.

Bryan Jones

Bryan is a recovering finance MBA turned Mac Developer. He's the creator of CodeKit and when he's not working on that you'll find him lifting weights or flying airplanes.

Chuck Longanecker

Chuck is the founder of the UX design company, digital-telepathy. His goal is to improve the web by introducing new design standards that improve the way people create and interact with it.

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The conference will be held at the

Catamaran Resort

On the beach in San Diego, California

What To Expect

Valio Con is the FUN conference. This is our fourth annual conference, and each year it gets better and better. Our goal is to inspire you to create and build amazing things.

The conference is on the beach in San Diego, California. We can't think of a better place to connect with friends, old and new, than in a relaxed beach environment with sunny walks on the warm sand, and inspiring talks from people doing amazing things.

You'll hear talks from people who are 'doers' and risk-takers. They'll be sharing their inspiring stories on how they've built their own products, services and projects.

What's Included

Your ticket comes with a lot more than just entrance to the conference. You'll also get free breakfast and lunch each day! The official Valio Con 2014 t-shirt. A chance to win some cool stuff multiple times each day. Tickets do NOT include a hotel stay, you must book that separately. We highly suggest the Catamaran.

We'll also be doing a bunch of fun activities, like: a Bonfire, our annual 'Drink Night' with custom brewed beers and wines just for Valio Con, a nightly cruise boat and a ton more!

Tiki Torches & Great People

Drink Night

Custom brews & wine made just for Valio Con


Subject to Change

The 'Kickoff Bonfire' will be happening at 8pm on Wednesday, June 4th. Be there!

Don't miss the

Kickoff Bonfire

June 4th at 8:00 PM

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