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Pentagram

Astrid Stavro
London

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Astrid Stavro is a graphic designer with an international reputation for concept driven design, distilling complex ideas into uniquely simple and emotionally engaging solutions applied with exquisite typography and craft. She joined Pentagram as a partner in 2018.

Previously, she directed her own studio in Barcelona for ten years, working on editorial, identity and exhibition design projects. In 2013 she co-founded the brand and design consultancy Atlas with Pablo Martín. While at Atlas, Stavro led the celebrated redesign of the London-based arts and culture magazine Elephant, where she was Art Director and Contributing Editor from 2013–2017. She also created the identity for the Barcelona Design Museum and the menswear clothing label Jijibaba for Jasper Morrison and Jaime Hayon.

Her work encompasses brand identities, editorial and exhibition design, wayfinding systems and packaging for clients such as Phaidon, Camper, Mahou San Miguel, Laurence King, The National Portrait Gallery, Reina Sofía Museum, the Miró Foundation, Wallpaper* and Cahiers du Cinéma.

Stavro’s work has received over 150 international awards including D&AD, the Type Directors Club of New York, the Society of Publication Designers, the Art Directors Club of Europe, the International Society of Typographic Designers, Design Week, the Art Directors Club of New York, Graphis and Creative Review’s The Annual, amongst others. Her work has been widely published and exhibited and Stavro has chaired and judged numerous international design competitions. She has written articles for top international design journals and is frequently asked to speak at conferences across the globe. Stavro has taught at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art. She was elected a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale in 2010.

Stavro was born in Trieste, Italy and studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (BA) and the Royal College of Art (MA), graduating with Distinction from both colleges.

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