Astrid Stavro Joins Pentagram's London Office as Partner

Preview — Oct 08, 2018

Specialising in idea based design applied with exquisite typographic sensibility and attention to craft, Stavro joins Pentagram from Atlas.

Stavro’s wide-ranging expertise encompasses the design of brand identities, books, magazines, exhibitions, way finding systems and packaging for clients including Phaidon, Camper, Jijibaba (Jasper Morrison and Jaime Hayon’s fashion brand), The National Portrait Gallery, Laurence King, Elephant magazine, the Reina Sofía Museum, the Miró Foundation, Lars Müller Publishers and the Barcelona Design Museum. 

“At Atlas, we employed the highest standards of craft to translate our thinking into action,” says Stavro; “I work hard to distill complex ideas and challenges into uniquely simple and emotionally engaging solutions.”

“Joining Pentagram is a big change but at the same time it’s a continuation. There are physical differences such as the location, the size of my team, and the fact that I have more partners,” says Stavro. “One of the things that excite me is the unique culture of Pentagram, the shared experience and knowledge of the partners past and present.”

She studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and The Royal College of Art, where she is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the School of Visual Communication. Stavro is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), the world’s most prestigious design association.

“Astrid’s work pushes the boundaries of our discipline, creating meaningful and enduring design solutions with real purpose and value,” said Pentagram Partner Angus Hyland; “it is a tremendous privilege to welcome a partner that creates such thoughtful and beautiful work.”

In addition, Stavro lectures extensively across the globe and has chaired and judged numerous design competitions. Her work has been recognized with more than 200 creative awards including the Art Directors Club of New York, the Society of Publication Designers, D&AD, the Type Directors Club of New York and the Society of Typographic Designers.

“I am delighted that Astrid will be joining us at Pentagram, her work is beautiful and incredibly thought provoking,” said Pentagram Partner Marina Willer; “I look forward to witnessing first hand all of the wonderful things that she is going to create under our roof.”

With the addition of Stavro, who officially starts her role in November, Pentagram now has 23 Partners in four offices globally. 

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