Pentagram partner Astrid Stavro is a graphic designer with an international reputation for concept-driven design, distilling complex ideas into uniquely simple and emotionally engaging solutions.
Before joining Pentagram in 2018 she directed her own studio in Barcelona for ten years. 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. Other projects include the identity for the Barcelona Design Museum and the menswear clothing label Jijibaba for Jasper Morrison and Jaime Hayon, amongst many others.
Her work encompasses brand identities, editorial and exhibition design, wayfinding systems and packaging for clients such as Phaidon, Camper, Barcelona Design Museum, Laurence King, The National Portrait Gallery, Reina Sofía Museum, Fedrigoni, Wallpaper* magazine and Cahiers du Cinéma.
Stavro’s work has received over 150 international awards. 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).