Graphic Design Alumni Awarded 2014 AIGA Medal

Ken Carbone BFA '73 (Graphic Design) and Leslie Smolan BFA '75 (Graphic Design) to receive prestigious award on April 25 in New York City

February 24, 2014

Ken Carbone BFA '73 (Graphic Design) and Leslie Smolan BFA '75 (Graphic Design), founding partners of the renowned design firm Carbone Smolan Agency (CSA), have been awarded the prestigious AIGA Medal, the highest honor of the design profession. The 2014 AIGA Medals will be presented on April 25 at the AIGA Centennial Gala in New York City, which will bring together hundreds of design professionals and enthusiasts to celebrate AIGA's centennial and recognize the contributions of these design visionaries.

"I am thrilled and humbled to be included in such an esteemed group of design heroes, mentors and friends," says Carbone, CSA co-founder and chief creative director. "It is a career milestone that recognizes decades of hard work. And, to share this moment with Leslie makes the medal even more memorable."

Carbone Smolan Agency offers a comprehensive set of strategic and creative services designed to build a singular brand voice across all media. Based in New York City, the firm has built an international reputation creating outstanding programs for world-class clients, including Morgan Stanley, the W Hotel Group, Christie's, Musée du Louvre, Canon U.S.A. and the Museum of Modern Art. The AIGA Medal adds to a long and impressive list of major design and branding awards Carbone and Smolan have won over the last 35 years. Their recently released book, Dialog: What Makes a Great Design Partnership (Pointed Leaf Press), pays tribute to their award-winning partnership.

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