David Carson is one of the most influential graphic designers in the world. He started his career decades ago, in 1980.
He is known as someone who broke the industry's rules that he didn't even know existed.
His style is very innovative and his typograhpy experiments got him brilliant results and that sets David apart from other designers.
His design studio "David Carson Design" has offices in Del Mar, California and in Zürich, Switzerland.
David and his team have worked with some of the most popular brands in the world, like Pepsi, Ray Ban, Levi's, Mercedes-Benz and many others.
The talented designer also wrote a few books. His most popular book is "The End of Print" which was published in 1995 and sold more than 250,000 copies by 2010.
David received many awards for his work and he is still working and very passionate about his profession, although he could retire and enjoy his wealth which is currently estimated at $32 million.
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You can also watch David's TED talk from February 2003 if you want to find out more about his views on design and advertising.
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David Carson was married two times, but currently he is single.
With his first wife he has two kids and with his second wife he has one son.
Children: David Carson has three kids.
With his first wife he has one son whose name is Luke Carson and one daughter whose name is Luci Carson.
With his second wife he has one son whose name is Carson.
David Carson currently lives in Amsterdam, but he travels frequently to United States, to Caribbean and to Barcelona, Spain.
Cars collection: David Carson has a lot of different cars, but he is a big fan of old SUV's.
He has a few old Land Rover's.
Here is the list of some of the biggest brands that David Carson worked with:
Don’t mistake legibility for communication. Just because something is legible doesn't mean it communicates.
I'm a big believer in the emotion of design, and the message that's sent before somebody begins to read, before they get the rest of the information; what is the emotional response they get to the product, to the story, to the painting - whatever it is.
It's not about knowing all the gimmicks and photo tricks. If you haven't got the eye, no program will give it to you.
My site is a little unorthodox without being totally inaccessible.
If you have no intuitive sense of design, then call yourself an "information architect" and only use Helvetica.
If I'm doing a logo, I'll do it in black and white. Once the form is feeling right, only then do I start exploring the color palettes. A good example was the process of rebranding the Salvador Dali Museum. I did at least 100 versions in black and white.
Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.
A lot of commercials that have been rejected are really entertaining.
I think we've seen a lot of examples of giving a name its own definition in the dot-com world. Amazon, Google, Yahoo - these are names we never would have dreamed major corporations would choose.
Here is the list of all David Carson's social media accounts:
David Carson also has the official website at www.davidcarsondesign.com