Ken Carbone





Ken Carbone is a designer, artist, musician, author and teacher. As the 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 that includes W Hotels, Morgan Stanley, Christie's, Tiffany & Co., Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, and Canon, and celebrated institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the Musée du Louvre. 

Ken is also my professor at the School of Visual Arts. His action packed class and ability to guide us through it all with enthusiasm, intelligence and patience is what makes those 5 weeks super enjoyable!

If you could be rich with one thing, what would it be and why?

Love. It's the fuel of life.

What do you have that you think others should too and why?

Curiosity. It's the fuel of art.