Design Lecture Series
Brought to you by Civilization
David Carson is an American graphic designer, renowned magazine art director and former professional surfer. He is most known for his unique typographic style.
After taking courses internationally for graphic design, Carson became the art director for numerous magazines, including Transworld Skateboarding and its sister publication Transworld Snowboarding. He was then hired on to Ray Gun Magazine, where his crafted aesthetic earned him features in the New York Times and Newsweek Magazine.
Carson later founded his own creative agency, David Carson Design, and began producing work for Ray Ban, Nike, Microsoft, Budweiser, Georgio Armani and Levis in the 1990’s. His more recent clients include AT&T, British Airways, Kodak, Mercedes-Benz and MTV Global. In his most recent years, Carson has actively educated and lectured globally.
Selected Work by David Carson
Livestream from Bootstrapper Studios
Tune in Friday March 10 from 7—8:30 PM PST for the Jessica Walsh lecture.
About the Design Lecture Series
The Design Lecture Series brings world-class designers to Seattle to inspire conversation on creativity and innovation.
All lectures are free and take place at the Seattle Public Library – Central Branch designed by Rem Koolhaas. The series has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status fiscally sponsored by Allied Arts Foundation.
The Design Lecture Series is fully produced by Civilization, a design practice that works with causes, clients and partners that share our commitment for creating positive change and promoting a greater awareness of the world.
Our aim in producing the Design Lecture Series is not only to stimulate design conversation within our region but also to educate a new generation of designers about the rich history of graphic design.
The Design Lecture Series has been featured in publications such as Under Consideration, Frame, Metropolis, and IdN, and we are honored that our award-winning posters from the series are included in the permanent collection of design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).