Design Conversations: Ken Carbone
Tuesday, February 11
University Gallery, Booth Hall
Fame, Fortune, Freedom: Why We Design
Ken Carbone is a designer, artist, musician, author and teacher. As co-founder and Chief Creative Director of the Carbone Smolan Agency, he is among America’s most respected graphic designers, whose work is renowned for its substance and style. Under his design ethos to “unify, simplify, amplify”, Ken has built an international reputation creating outstanding design programs for a world-class clientele as well as the Museum of Modern Art, The High Museum, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the Musée du Louvre. He is a professor in the Masters in Branding and MFA programs at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Design is enjoying unprecedented popularity in every aspect of contemporary life. With exciting creative opportunities in graphics, environments, products and the digital dimension, there are many reasons why it’s a great time to be a designer. Ken Carbone is ready to share what drives his design, “live and un-censored.” From the pages of his recently published book Dialog, Ken highlights the process and product his award winning design firm has crafted over the past 35 years. With a celebrated client roster such as Christie’s, W Hotels, and the Musée du Louvre, Carbone presents his curiously curious approach to design and why he’s still very much in the game.