Monday, February 20, 2012

About our keynote Ken Carbone

Ken Carbone is a designer, artist, musician, author and teacher. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Director of the Carbone Smolan Agency, a design and branding company in New York City. For more than three decades, CSA has integrated content, strategy and art to create comprehensive 2D, 3D and digital design solutions for an impressive roster of brands. The agency's client list includes: W Hotels, Morgan Stanley, Taubman Centers, Mandarin Oriental Hotels, Canon, Carnegie Textiles, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Corbis Images, Architectural Record magazine and the Musée du Louvre. Their work has been recognized for design excellence and published internationally. Ken is a professor in the MFA program at the School of Visual Arts and frequently lectures on design and creative inspiration. He is a featured "Expert Blogger" for Fast Company's Co.Design blog.

The Carbone Smolan Agency creates design and branding programs that integrate content, strategy, and art into comprehensive solutions tailored for each client. This singular ability has allowed them to enjoy successful collaborations with clients in the corporate, consumer, and cultural sectors for decades. CSA's programs address brand strategy and identity design, interactive media, sales, and marketing collateral, environmental graphics, and exhibitions, books and publications, and advertising. Their clientele includes international leaders in hotel and real estate development, financial and professional services, luxury goods, cultural institutions, and non profit organizations.

Ken's keynote presentation is entitled "Dialog: The whole truth and nothing but the truth about a life in design."

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