CES Studio is the base platform for the creative projects and endeavors of Carl E. Smith.

Celebrating Art & Design

My creative work celebrates art and the artist, design and the designer. I am optimistic and so are the people I work with. Primary interests include contemporary art, art history, graphic design, and user experience. I appreciate functional design and a clean aesthetic.

As an arts advocate, I am passionate about supporting and progressing the arts in our culture. I believe in the concept of art and design as a fundamental element in our society, and as a universal language that transcends barriers.

Carl E. Smith

b. 1976, Laguna Beach, CA

Lives and works: Southern California

Carl E. Smith specializes in art and design. He works across a variety of industry sectors.

As a gallery director and art dealer, Smith has organized and produced exhibitions and other art events in California and internationally for the past two decades. He has supported artists on a myriad of commercial and fine art platforms.

As an artist and designer Smith has developed graphics, products and brand identities for an international group of clients.

His dedication to art advocacy manifests through his series of specialized workshops for artists.

Smith is currently the owner and director of River in Los Angeles, the art director at Electric in San Clemente and the Chair of the Contemporary Circle at the Laguna Art Museum.