Joey Zehr


Joey Zehr is President & COO of Mr. Kate, Inc. and co-founder of Mr. Kate Brands, the company behind YouTube design channel, Mr. Kate, with over 6 million social followers, a bestselling book, a successful home furnishings brand and hundreds of millions of YouTube viewers. Mr. Kate has redefined normal one creative project at a time through their optimistic pursuit of making beautiful and creative living accessible to everyone. Previously, Zehr was co-founder of the multi-platinum band The Click Five (Atlantic Records), where they pioneered online fan community and engagement in the early 2000s, leading Zehr to a wealth of experience and knowledge in the area of digital audience development which he has brought to his work with Mr. Kate. After defining the interior design niche on YouTube through their viral series OMG We Bought a House, OMG We’re Coming Over, as well as their Under $300 room makeovers, Mr. Kate is setting out to re-define the world of interior design consumer products by creating trend-forward, affordable and helpful solutions for everyday aesthetic living, all informed by their years of experience designing for people from all walks of life. The Mr. Kate home products line is carried by every major retailer and includes everything from beds, sofas and storage pieces to a peel and stick wallpaper line. Find out more and shop their products on

Community Track

Living Legacies

Location: Discover Stage

Friday, June 28

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tag: ASL & CART Services Available

Featuring: Joey Zehr, Mr. Kate, John Green and more

These veterans of the digital space have built thriving careers that have withstood the test of time. What’s their secret to longevity? Hear these OG creators reminisce on how they’ve adapted to the many shifts in the digital media landscape throughout the years while maintaining strong viewership and staying true to their brand.