Carl Ross

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president and chief executive officer
Clear on Black

In early 1982, Carl launched his design career working with an A-list of internationally recognized interior design firms and clients.  Since then, he has put his signature touch into a vast range of solutions, from large-scale resorts and urban hotel renovations to one-of-a-kind residences, casinos, restaurants, and boutique hotels.  After nearly 20 years as the President and CEO of Design Group Carl Ross, Carl and his partner Dolly re-branded the firm and created Clear on Black, a bespoke interior architectural design firm for upscale and luxury hotels and resorts.  Clear on Black helps hotel owners, operators, and developers gain dominating market presence and greater profitability by unlocking the hidden potential of their properties.

Carl is a designer, author, speaker, and advisor in the hospitality design space. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a B.S.  in Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.  He is NCIDQ certified and is a licensed interior designer in the states of Nevada and Florida.

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