At Design Conversation, we welcome a guest speaker every month and give you a chance to learn from design professionals and practitioners.
Just purchase a regular admission ticket and join the conversation! Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and military, and $5 for students and children over 5. Members are free.
Rand, Sapper, Bass, Hardy
Tuesday, January 7, 2013, 6:00pm
Tom Hardy, design strategist and former IBM Design Program head, will give an insightful talk about how Paul Rand, Saul Bass and Richard Sapper influenced him as a student—and what it was like to know them later as colleagues and friends.
Lecture will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. Please arrive at MODA by 6:15 to be seated.
Advance tickets are encouraged. Click here to purchase.
Ken Carbone — Fame, Fortune, Fun & Freedom: Why We Design
Wednesday, January 8, 2013, 7:00pm
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, as well as celebrated institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, The High Museum, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles and the Musée du Louvre.
He is the co -author of Dialog: What Makes a Great Design Partnership which celebrates the 35 year collaboration with his partner Leslie Smolan. He is a professor in the Masters in Branding and MFA programs at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and is a featured blogger for Fast Company magazine and The Huffington Post.
Ken is also an accomplished guitarist and says he might give it all up one day to play with Norah Jones.