Astrid Stavro

Astrid Stavro

Creative Director at Atlas
Palma, Spain

About me

Astrid Stavro was born in Trieste (Italy) in 1972. She graduated with a First Class Certificate from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and with Distinction from The Royal College of Art in London, before relocating to Barcelona where she founded and directed the award-winning Astrid Stavro Studio for ten years.

Astrid specialises in concept driven art direction and editorial design. Her approach is rigorous, letting the content speak for itself and avoiding frivolous or superficial solutions. She has lectured extensively on design related subjects worldwide and has taught editorial design in various colleges. Her work has been widely published and exhibited and she is a frequent Jury Member in design competitions worldwide including twice at D&AD, one of them as Foreman in Book Design.

Astrid has written for various journals including Creative Review, Grafik, Eye and Étapes and is currently Art Director and Editor at Large of Elephant magazine.

She is a member of The International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) and was elected as member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) in 2010, the world's most respected design association.

In September 2013 Astrid co-founded Atlas with Pablo Martín. Atlas is an award winning branding and design consultancy with over 40 years of international experience and knowledge, working for clients across the globe.

These include Phaidon Press, Camper, Hachette Rusconi, Laurence King, Frame Publishers, IBM, BMW, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, CCCB (Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona), Mahou San Miguel, Grupo Godó, The National Energy Museum, Acciona, Miró Foundation, RM Editorial, MACK Publishers, Lars Müller Publishers, La Fábrica, Grupo Planeta, Santa & Cole, Metalarte, Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona Tourism Office, Palau Robert, La Central and Barcelona Design Museum amongst many others.
Astrid's work has been recognised nationally and internationally with over one hundred creative awards including the Spanish Laus Awards, British Design & Art Directors (D&AD), The Annual (Creative Review), Design Week Awards, The International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD), Art Directors Club of New York (ADCNY), Graphis, Type Directors Club of New York (TDCNY) and Art Directors Club of Europe (ADC*E).

Positions

Art Director
Elephant Magazine
August 2014 - Present (6 years)
Founding Partner and Creative Director
Design by Atlas
September 2013 - Present (6 years 11 months)
Atlas is the an internationally-acclaimed design consultancy with offices in New York and Mallorca. The firm is owned and creatively directed by Astrid Stavro and Pablo Martín. With over 40 years of international experience and knowledge, their client list is as diverse as its work, covering the private and public sectors in the arts, retail and not-for-profit sector. In 2015, Atlas was honoured with a D&AD Graphite Pencil for the most awarded international graphic design agency.
Founder and Creative Director
Astrid Stavro Studio
January 2004 - September 2013 (9 years 8 months)
Typographer
The Assembly Network
London, United Kingdom

Education

Master's degree, Communication Design

2002 - 2004 (2 years)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) HONS, Graphic Design

1998 - 2000 (2 years)

Trade Organizations

AGI

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