Leslie Smolan

Leslie Smolan is a creative director known for her relentless pursuit of timeless beauty. As the Co-Founder and Director of Creative Strategy at 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, and has developed 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. Leslie is the author of The Hat Book, a stunning collection of words and images from photographer Rodney Smith, and most recently, Leslie curated and co-wrote, "Dialog": What Makes a Great Design Partnership with Ken Carbone.

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