Paul Carlos, is co-owner along with Urshula Barbour of Pure+Applied, a multidisciplinary design studio in New York City. Clients include the New York City Department of Transportation, Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, Museum of the City of New York, Center for Jewish History, South Street Seaport Museum, Rizzoli, Abrams, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, National Building Museum, and Prospect New Orleans.
After graduating from The Cooper Union, Paul worked at Donovan & Green, Design/Writing/Research, and was the art director of Interiors magazine. His work has won awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, Society of Publication Designers, The Art Director’s Club, and Society of Environmental Graphic Design.
Paul currently teaches design at Parsons, The New School for Design. He has also taught at Maryland Institute, College of Art, and The Cooper Union. He has served as a juror for the Society of Publication Designers and I.D. magazine. Paul has been a guest critic or speaker at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, NYU’s Integrated Technology Program, and the Sotheby’s Institute.