Speaker Series: Ken Carbone


Thursday, April 23, 2015
6:00 -9:00pm

Denver Art Museum
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO 80204

Presented By: SEGD and AIGA

Sponsored By: Tangram Design and Boyd Sign Systems

Design: An Entrepreneur's Loaded Dice

Start-ups are all the rage, but for every Warby Parker, GoPro or Uber success, there are thousands of “Friendster” gravestones out there. How does today’s entrepreneur balance risk and rewards? What defines a successful brand? Why is design the key to winning? 

At twenty-five, Ken Carbone chose to “roll the dice” and started a design business in New York City. Now almost forty years later that same entrepreneurial spirit drives the Carbone Smolan Agency, resulting in a world class clientele ranging from start-ups to legendary institutions. Ken’s highly visual presentation reveals the fundamentals: what it takes for designers and businesses to collaborate, sustain success, and have fun doing it every single day.


SEGD / AIGA Member $15
SEGD / AIGA Student Member $10
Non-Member $30
Student Non-Member $20
Design Council Member $15

At the door Member $25
At the door Non-Member $50
At the door Student $20
At the door Student Non-Member $30

25th Anniversary Poster  $25



On the AIGA site, select non-member. To receive the SEGD membership pricing, select the non-member ticket option, click “Enter promotional code" and type in SEGD2015

Doors open at 6pm for the social hour. Cash-only bar. Speaker presentation is at 7pm. Parking lot entrance is on 12th. Street parking is available and most meters are free after 6pm. If you purchase a poster, it will be available when you check in. Sales are final with no refunds unless AIGA CO cancels the event. Tickets are transferable, however….tell a friend to come as you.

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