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Stefan Sagmeister

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Born in August 6, 1962 in Bregenz Austria, active in America. Education: Vienna School of Applied Arts (Master of Fine Arts) and formed small design group with fellow classmates called Gruppe Gut (Good Group). Won Fulbright grant to study in Chicago but declined in hopes to go to New York. He reapplied the following year and won the grant to study at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn (graduated in 1988 with Master of Science, Communication Design). Teaching positions: Parsons, New York, School of Visual Arts (from Fall 1999: Graphic Design Department). Previously worked for M&Co., Leo Burnett, and Muir Cornelius Moore. Established own studio in 1993. Created CD covers for Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Lou Reed, Pat Metheny, and David Byrne. Other works include Kunsthalle Tirol in Austria, catalogs for Lipanje-Putin Gallery in Trieste, Italy and lyric book for Lou Reed. He is subject of book called "Stefan Sagmeister: A Designer's Life (1998). Recipient of four Grammy Award nominations and numerous design awards including Grand Prix Moscow, Art Directors Club (Silver), The One Show (Gold), AIGA, 100 Shows, Type Directors Club.

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