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Founding Principal and Creative Director of TED Design Studio, Carin Castelnuovo-Tedesco has provided a wide variety of clients with creative design solutions for branding, packaging, photography, and all things visual, spanning over 15 years.  Carin works independently or leads a team of talented, highly qualified designers and writers. Her work has received numerous awards and has been published in a variety of art books.  She is also the creator of several designs that have been patented. Carin served as a board member to the AIGA, Los Angeles. She is active in the Los Angeles art world, has been the curator for several art exhibits, and has lectured about design at several industry events.  She currently holds a position on the Advisory Board of a prominent California University, helping to lead the Graphics department.


​​Prior to founding TED Design Studio, Carin was Vice President of Creative Services for California Suncare, an international skin care company, and Vice President of Art and Design for Alterna, a California-based professional hair care company. She earned a bachelor of fine arts with an emphasis in graphic design from San Diego State University, where her studies included drafting, illustration, sculpture, and etching. But Carin’s parents will maintain that her design career began to take shape when she launched her own table-setting business at age 7, scheduling each neighbor on a different afternoon and spending 30 minutes in each home designing creative place settings to fit their interior lifestyle week after week.


Now Carin brings it all together, delivering the talent, expertise, service, and value of a larger design firm while maintaining close personal attention and the reassurance that comes from working directly with the creative director.