Astrid Stavro is an internationally-renowned graphic designer with a reputation for strong concept-driven design which is succinct, emotionally engaging, with the emphasis placed on exquisite typography and craft. She joined Pentagram as a partner in 2018.
Her clients span the cultural and commercial worlds, and her work encompasses brand identity, editorial, and exhibition design, as well as wayfinding systems and packaging. She 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.
Recent clients also include Tate, Phaidon, Camper, McKinsey & Company, AB InBev, Fedrigoni, Port magazine, Laurence King Publishing, The National Portrait Gallery, Reina Sofía Museum, Mahou San Miguel, the Miró Foundation, Cahiers du Cinéma and Wallpaper* magazine.
Born in Trieste, Italy, Stavro speaks five languages and has lived in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, the United States and the UK. She 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. Stavro directed her own studio in Barcelona for ten years, and in 2013 she co-founded the brand and design consultancy Atlas with Pablo Martín.
Her 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. Her work has been widely published, and she has been commissioned to write articles for many respected design journals.
An active member of the global design community, Stavro has been invited to chair and judge numerous international design competitions and to speak at conferences around the world. Passionate about design education, she 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.