Fame, Fortune, Fun & Freedom: Why We Design

Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall 17th Floor

Fame, Fortune, Fun & Freedom: Why We Design
A Talk with Ken Carbone & Leslie Smolan, moderated by Alina Wheeler

Picture this: You're just starting your career in design. You're 21, or maybe you're 41, years old. Do you start your own agency, or do you go freelance? Do you hire a finance guy, or are you all creatives? Do you do it alone, or with a friend? How do you make sure you have all your bases covered, so that you can make groundbreaking work for a roster of top clients?

As 25-year-olds, Ken Carbone BFA ’73 (Graphic Design) and Leslie Smolan BFA ’75 (Graphic Design) had just started their own firm, and were figuring it all out. Thirty-five years later, the founding partners of the Carbone Smolan Agency boast a portfolio of international clients and big work. They attribute their success to their partnership, a union of two diametrically opposed personalities, that has resulted in design that's both beautiful and strategic. And they've lived to tell the tale.

Ken and Leslie share their joint pursuit of “Fame, Fortune, Fun, and Freedom” in their newly released book, “Dialog”: What Makes A Great Design Partnership. In this talk, moderated by Alina Wheeler BFA '70 (Illustration) and  hosted by the University of the Arts Alumni Association, DesignPhiladelphia, and the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, Ken and Leslie will reveal a behind-the-scenes look at their process, their favorite projects, and the defining moments in the development of the firm.

Co-sponsored by the UArts Alumni Association, DesignPhiladelphia and the Corzo Center for the Creative Economy.

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Caplan Recital Hall, Terra Hall 17th Floor
211 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States
Contact:
Lauren Villanueva
tel: (215) 717-6139

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