Carlos Zamora is the Chief Creative Officer of CARTEL. A strategy-driven design firm specializing in aligning business, brand, and marketing strategies through iconic illustration, impactful storytelling, and typographic excellence. Cartel believes in design as a tactical driver of change, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force.
Zamora earned his Bachelor of Arts from Instituto Superior de Diseño in Havana in 2000. A design school heavily influenced by the Bauhaus, Russian social realism, and the mid-century modern Tropicalia movement.
A design advocate and educator, he has served as President of AIGA St. Louis, the local chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the professional organization for design. He currently serves on the Art Advisory Board for Lambert International Airport, Laumeier Sculpture Park, and the Tennessee Williams Festival.
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