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Astrid Stavro

Creative Director, Atlas

Astrid Stavro studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (BA Hons, First Class) and The Royal College of Art (MA) in London, graduating with Distinction.

After running her own studio in Barcelona for ten years, she co-founded the design studio Atlas alongside Pablo Martín, an independent brand and design consultancy working from offices in London and Mallorca. Stavro has an international reputation for idea-based design, applied with exquisite typographic sensibility and attention to craft. Her wide-ranging expertise encompasses the design of brand identities, signage and way finding systems, editorial design, posters, exhibitions and packaging.

She lectures extensively on design related subjects across the globe and has chaired and judged numerous high-profile international design competitions. Stavro’s work has been repeatedly featured and profiled in publications including Eye magazine, Wallpaper*, Creative Review, Print, I.D., Domus, El País and Grafik as well as books by Phaidon, Rizzoli, Laurence King and Thames & Hudson amongst many others. Her work has been recognized with more than 200 international awards.

Stavro has written for some of the top international design Journals and was the Design Director and Editor at large of the British art culture magazine Elephant from 2014–2017, where she continues to be Editor at large. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at The Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design.

Stavro is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).

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