About Design Campus Live

Lori & Kelli FramedDesign Campus Live is an Interior Design Summit created by celebrity interior designers Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis. Design Campus Live offers Campers three different types of Live Events to help designers learn, network and be inspired at various venues throughout the U.S.  Our complimentary One-Day Live Events include a half day of great speakers, fun giveaways and end with a networking cocktail party. Our Two-Day Live Events are also complimentary and include a self-guided, social media showroom tour, a half day of special guest speakers, fun giveaways from our sponsors and a fabulous cocktail party.  Our three day Super Camp is held once a year and includes a self-guided, social media, showroom tour, two full days of special guest speakers led by local and national industry experts in niche fields, and of course many giveaways and networking opportunities.

Who we are

Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis are internationally known from their appearances on HGTV, Bravo, NBC, Oxygen, TLC and the Food Network as well as articles in countless publications, Lori and Kelli have spent decades educating designers and design enthusiasts about interior design basics, residential design, architectural design and more. Additionally, Lori and Kelli are authors, brand ambassadors, furniture and product designers, public speakers, a sustainability expert, a design psychology expert and mentors to the design community. Lori and Kelli have spent years mentoring interior designers and design enthusiasts, giving unique insight to the world of interiors. Design Campus Live is their opportunity to give back in a dynamic, refreshing and real way, providing partners, sponsors and attendees with an experience that will leave them wanting more.

Lori and Kelli’s secrets are truly the key ingredients to creating a play book with eye opening insight of how the successful designer looks and how a thriving interior business works today. Learn the techniques to successfully brand, market, position and promote your Interior Design business online, in magazines, on television and through social media channels.

How it all began

Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis met while speaking on the Las Vegas World Market “Influential Women in the Design and Furniture Industry” panel. Prior to this event they had each sat on hundreds of similar panels. But at this event, the Lori and Kelli combination had a “Rock Star Designer” effect with a synergy, honesty and an understanding of fundamentals that resonated to the core of each person in the audience. The audience wanted to know what these ladies knew and they wanted to learn firsthand. Not one person left early; in fact they all stayed and then rushed the stage at the end to meet Lori and Kelli. The moderator of the panel, industry insider Kassie Smith, of Las Vegas Luxury Magazine and WithIt, said:

“It was a smash hit and I am still getting comments. You contributed amazing information and were exciting to listen to. The feelings overall from designers is that everyone’s story was very identifiable, something that the audience could relate to. The subjects discussed were interesting and things that designers could walk away and use in their own businesses. They thought the entire panel was real and fun and didn’t speak over their heads. The consistent comment ‘It was the best panel at market.’ I am thrilled!”

Lori and Kelli have spent years mentoring interior designers and design enthusiasts, giving unique insight to the world of interiors. Design Campus Live is their opportunity to give back in a dynamic, refreshing and real way, providing partners, sponsors and attendees with an experience that will leave them wanting more.

Lori Dennis – www.loridennis.com
Kelli Ellis – www.kelliellis.com