TDC Talk with Ken Carbone and Leslie Smolan
/Moderated by Matteo Bologna
He’s all about the big idea and she’s deep in the details. He likes “Reservoir Dogs” she likes “Out of Africa.” He says tomato, she says tomato.
But when it come to design, Ken Carbone and Leslie Smolan share the joint pursuit of “Fame, Fortune, Fun, and Freedom” as told in their newly released book, “Dialog”: What Makes A Great Design Partnership. In this talk, hosted by the Type Director’s Club and moderated by Matteo Bologna of Mucca Design, they will reveal a behind-the-scenes look at their process, their favorite projects, and the defining moments in the development of the firm.
Co-Founder & Chief Creative Director
Ken Carbone is a designer, artist, musician, author and teacher. He is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Director of the design and branding firm the Carbone Smolan Agency. Ken is among America’s most respected graphic designers, whose work is renowned for its balance of substance and style. He has created distinct and enduring design programs for a world-class clientele that includes W Hotels, Christie’s and Tiffany & Co. as well as celebrated institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the Musée du Louvre. Ken is a professor in the MFA Designer as Author program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and frequently lectures on design and creative inspiration.
Co-Founder & Director of Creative Strategy
Leslie Smolan is a designer known for her relentless pursuit of timeless beauty. As the Co-Founder and Director of Creative Strategy of the Carbone Smolan Agency, she applies the wisdom of her 35 years of experience to mentor clients on the power of strategic design to transform businesses. Leslie has been internationally recognized for her distinct aesthetic and carefully nuanced detailing in brand identity, cross-platform marketing communications and publishing projects while developing longstanding relationships with a roster of distinguished brands including Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Morgan Stanley, Canon U.S.A. and not-for-profit organizations such as Bideawee and the New York Botanical Garden.
Thursday, March 7th
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
TDC members $5
Non members $20
Student Non members $15