Kenshō studio offers creative services to culture-makers, across visual art, music, film and philanthropy. 

Based in Los Angeles, the multi-disciplinary studio works across print, digital, objects, and experiences. Our multilingual capacities (English/French/Italian) offer projects a global perspective.


Brand Identity
Creative Direction
Content Strategy
Digital Design
Exhibition Design

Sabrina Y. Smith

Sabrina is the founder and creative director of Kenshō studio. 

A creative director with 15 years of experience, Sabrina’s portfolio spans art, music, design, and philanthropy. At Kensho, she oversees creative strategy, content direction, art and experiential partnerships. 

She was a Features Editor for The Ground magazine in New York, and an independent curator for RUSH Arts gallery and SCOPE Miami. 

During her time as US director of Probation, she bridged visual collaborations with music artists including Beck, Thom Yorke, Coldplay, and Interpol as well as projects for Apple, Persol, and Oakley. 

As a Director of Creative Content at Interscope records, she was responsible for developing visual campaigns for the label’s roster, including on Billie Eilish’s first record.

She is passionate about supporting artists and mission-driven companies in expressing their vision through words, images, and sounds. In recent years, she’s collaborated with Saul Williams, NeueHouse, Eaton Workshop, the Alan Watts Organization, The Wild Unknown, amongst others. 

In 2022, she launched Seven Senses, a curated newsletter offering sensory recommendations and experiences. 

Sabrina is a native French speaker, who grew up between New York and the French Alps.  She now resides in Los Angeles. 

Francesca Forquet

Francesca joined Kenshō studio in 2024 as director of design and photography. 

Her award-winning work includes reportage-style journalism and commercial campaigns. At Kenshō, she leads the design direction, branding execution, and photography content. 

Francesca started her career as art director of the Milan-based studio Dinamomilano, where she spearheaded the brand identity for cultural projects such as Skira publisher, Mondo Mostre, La Vigna di Leonardo, and Teatro alla Scala. 

In 2017, she relocated to Los Angeles to work for the advertising agency Leroy and Rose. Responsible for branding and key arts for TV and film, Francesca worked on the visual identity for Handmaid’s Tale, VEEP, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Her photography has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Booooooom, Lenscratch, and La Repubblica. She’s received the Ai-Ap American Photography (2024) and IPA International Photography Awards by Lucie Foundation. 

Francesca is an Italian native, who now lives in Los Angeles. 


Kenshō studio offers creative services to culture-makers, across art, music, film and philanthropy. 



Los Angeles, California


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