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Stefan Sagmeister received his MFA from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (MAK) and, as a Fulbright Scholar, a master’s degree from Pratt Institute in New York. Sagmeister formed the New York-based Sagmeister, Inc. in 1993 and has since designed for clients as diverse as the Guggenheim Museum, the Rolling Stones, and HBO. Having been nominated eight times, he finally won two Grammy awards for his design work with the Talking Heads and Brian Eno & David Byrne. He has also earned practically every important international design award.


His multimedia exhibitions have been exhibited widely in museums and galleries, including the Venice Biennale in 2018. The Happy Show, for example, originated in 2012 at the ICA Philadelphia and traveled to the Design Exchange, Toronto, as well as MoCA LA, and Pacific Design Center (both 2013). The Mak, Vienna, organized The Beauty Show in 2018, conjointly with the Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, with subsequent stops at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg (2020) and Fondation Martell, Cognac (2021).

Over the years, other venues included Maat, Lisbon (2018); Museum of Vancouver (2015); Chicago Cultural Center; Jewish Museum, New York (both 2013); Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2010); Deitch Projects, New York (2008); Wolfsonian, Miami (2007); and Zeroone Design Center, Seoul (2004).

His work is in the collections of MoMA, New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, SFMoMA, as well as many other international institutions.

He teaches in the graduate department of the School of Visual Art in New York and lectures extensively internationally.

Stefan Sagmeister recibió su MFA de la Universidad de Artes Aplicadas de Viena (MAK) y, como becario Fulbright, una maestría del Instituto Pratt en Nueva York. Sagmeister formó Sagmeister, Inc., con sede en Nueva York, en 1993 y desde entonces ha diseñado para clientes tan diversos como el Museo Guggenheim, los Rolling Stones y HBO. Habiendo sido nominado ocho veces, finalmente ganó dos premios Grammy por su trabajo de diseño con Talking Heads y Brian Eno & David Byrne. También ha ganado prácticamente todos los premios internacionales de diseño importantes.


Sus exhibiciones multimedia se exhibieron ampliamente en museos y galerías, incluida la Bienal de Venecia en 2018. The Happy Show, por ejemplo, se originó en 2012 en ICA Filadelfia y viajó a Design Exchange, Toronto, MoCA LA y Pacific. Centro de Diseño (ambos de 2013). The Mak, Viena, organizó The Beauty Show en 2018, junto con el Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, con paradas posteriores en el Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburgo (2020) y Fondation Martell, Cognac (2021).

A lo largo de los años, otros lugares incluyeron Maat, Lisboa (2018); Museo de Vancouver (2015); Centro Cultural de Chicago; Museo Judío, Nueva York (ambos de 2013); Museo de Israel, Jerusalén (2010); Proyectos Deitch, Nueva York (2008); Wolfsonian, Miami (2007); y Zeroone Design Center, Seúl (2004).

Su trabajo se encuentra en las colecciones del MoMA, Nueva York, el Museo de Arte de Filadelfia, el Instituto de Arte de Chicago, SFMoMA, así como muchas otras instituciones internacionales.

Enseña en el departamento de posgrado de la Escuela de Artes Visuales de Nueva York y da numerosas conferencias a nivel internacional.


●      University for Applied Arts, Vienna, Communication Design, B.A. 1986 

●      Pratt Institute, New York, Communication Design, M.F.A. 1988 


b. Appointments 

●      2000 Lecturer, School of Visual Arts, Graduate Design, New York 

●      2007 Guest professor, Fachhochschule Salzburg, Austria 

●      2005 Frank Stanton Chair, Cooper Union, New York 

●      2004 Guest Professor, University of the Arts UdK, Berlin 


Awards (selection) 


About 500 awards, including:

●      2018 Austrian of the Year 

●      2013 The AIGA Medal, American Institute of Graphic Arts 

●      2013 The Gold Medal, Republic of Austria 

●      2013 Best of Show, Tokyo Type Directors Club, Tokyo 

●      2009 The Grammy, National Academy of Recording Arts, USA 

●      2006 The National Design Award, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum.USA 

●      2004 The Grammy, National Academy of Recording Arts, USA 

●      2004 Best of Show, Tokyo Type Directors Club, Tokyo 

●      2003 Best of Show, Brno Poster Biennale, Chech Republic 

●      2002 The Chrysler Award, USA 2002 Gold, The One Show, New York 

●      2001 Gold, New York Art Directors Club, New York 

●      1999 Gold, The Golden Bee, Moscow 

●      1997 Best of Show, I.D. Magazine, New York 


Publications (selection) 

●      Sagmeister and Walsh, Beauty, Phaidon 2019 

●      Sagmeister, Another Book about Promotional Material, Abrams 2010 

●      Sagmeister, Things I have learned in my life so far, Abrams 2008 

●      Stefan Sagmeister, GGG Books Japan, 2005 

●      Sagmeister, Handarbeit, Schlebruegge, 2003 

●      Sagmeister, Made you Look, Booth-Clibborn Editions 2001 

●      Sagmeister, A Designers Life, China Youth Press, 1999 


Exhibitions (selection) 

●      2021 Cognac, France, Fondation Martell 2020 Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe 

●      2019 Frankfurt, Mak Frankfurt 

●      2018 Venice Biennale, Austrian Pavilion 

●      2018 Vienna, Mak Vienna 

●      2018 Maat, Lisbon 

●      2018 Holon, Israel, Design Museum Holon

●      2018 Zurich, Museum für Gestaltung 

●      2016 Frankfurt, MAK Frankfurt 

●      2015 Vienna, MAK Vienna 

●      2015 Vancouver, Museum of Vancouver 

●      2013 Paris, La Gaitee Lyric 

●      2013 Chicago, Cultural Center 

●      2013 Los Angeles, Moca, PDC, 

●      2013 Toronto, Design Exchange 

●      2013 Jewish Museum, New York 

●      2012 Philadelphia, ICA Philadelphia 

●      2012 Seoul, Korea, Seoul Hanbit Media Park 

●      2011 Paris, Les Arts Decoratifs 

●      2010 Jerusalem, Israel, Israel Museum 

●      2008 Brno, Chech Republic 2008 Deitch Projects, New York 

●      2007 Wolfsonian, Miami 2004 Seoul, Korea, Zeroone Design Center 

●      2003 Zurich, Museum für Gestaltung 

●      2002 Vienna, Mak Vienna


Collaborators and Other Affiliations 

●      AIGA USA

●      AGI Zurich

●      Tokyo Type Directors Club

●      D&AD London

●      New York Art Directors Club


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