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 success is deeply rooted in his ability to "unify, simplify, amplify". He has created distinct, concise and enduring design programs for a world-renowned clientele that includes W Hotels, Christie's, and Tiffany & Co., and 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 program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and he is also the co-author of "Dialog": What Makes a Great Design Partnership, a book that celebrates his 35-year collaboration with business partner Leslie Smolan.