CES is the creative workshop of Carl E. Smith.


Carl E. Smith is an artist and designer active in multiple mediums, across a variety of industry sectors. For over two decades, Smith has made a career in the art and design space.


As a designer, he has developed illustrations, products and brand identities for an international group of clients. As a gallery director and curator, he has organized and produced exhibitions and other art events in California and internationally.  

He currently directs, River, an alternative art gallery in Los Angeles and works as a freelance art director and graphic designer. An important part of Smith's art and design practice is education. Smith has continuously mentored, and supported artists on a myriad of commercial and fine art platforms. He pursues an interest in formal teaching and instructs professional practice workshops for artists at local institutions.