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Stefan Sagmeister

5 out of 5

Co-Founder of Sagmeister & Walsh; Graphic Designer & Typographer

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 Stefan Sagmeister Biography

Sagmeister studied graphic design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He later received a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Pratt Institute in New York. He began his design career at the age of 15 at "Alphorn", an Austrian Youth magazine, which is named after the traditional Alpine musical instrument.

In 1991, he moved to Hong Kong to work with Leo Burnett's Hong Kong Design Group. In 1993, he returned to New York to work with Tibor Kalman's M&Co design company. His tenure there was short lived, as Kalman soon decided to retire from the design business to edit Colors magazine for the Benetton Group in Treviso, Italy.

Stefan Sagmeister proceeded to form the New York based Sagmeister Inc. in 1993 and has since designed branding, graphics, and packaging for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO, the Guggenheim Museum and Time Warner. Sagmeister Inc. has employed designers including Martin Woodtli, and Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker, who later formed Karlssonwilker.

Stefan Sagmeister is a long-standing artistic collaborator with musicians David Byrne and Lou Reed. He is the author of the design monograph Made You Look which was published by Booth-Clibborn editions.

Solo shows on Sagmeister, Inc.'s work have been mounted in Zurich, Vienna, New York, Berlin, Japan, Osaka, Prague, Cologne, and Seoul. He teaches in the graduate department of the School of Visual Arts in New York and has been appointed as the Frank Stanton Chair at the Cooper Union School of Art, New York.

His motto is "Design that needed guts from the creator and still carries the ghost of these guts in the final execution."

Sagmeister goes on a year-long sabbatical around every seven years, where he does not take work from clients.

He has spent many years designing for the music industry. Several years ago he decided to dedicate 25% of his work to the art world, things like books and publications for galleries, another 25% to the scientific community, 25% to social causes, and the remaining quarter has stayed dedicated to the music industry.

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Things I have learned in my life so far, Updated Edition

Things I have learned in my life so far, Updated Edition

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Film Pitch Book

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Film Pitch Book

Sagmeister: Made You Look

Sagmeister: Made You Look

Speaking Topics
  • Design and Happiness talk

    Stefan Sagmeister will explore the possibilities to achieve happiness as a person and as designer and the chances to design pieces that induce happiness in the audience. Lots of clips from the documentary feature: The Happy Film will be shown.

  • Why Beauty Matters talk

    Stefan Sagmeister will use examples from architecture, design and science to show that beauty is no mere surface strategy. He will try to proof that we not only feel differently when we are surrounded by beauty, but we also behave differently.

  • Design has to work, art does not.

    Stefan Sagmeister will talk about art and design and the difference between the two. He’ll show some examples from 500 years ago and some from yesterday. He will examine functionality and uselessness. He will try to figure out of it is more advantageous to be a designer or an artist. Or if it makes any difference at all.

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  • HOW TO BOOK Stefan Sagmeister?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Stefan Sagmeister for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Stefan Sagmeister, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Stefan Sagmeister or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Stefan Sagmeister?

    Booking fees for Stefan Sagmeister, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Stefan Sagmeister, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Stefan Sagmeister?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Stefan Sagmeister for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Stefan Sagmeister for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Stefan Sagmeister or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Stefan Sagmeister or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Stefan Sagmeister

5 out of 5

Co-Founder of Sagmeister & Walsh; Graphic Designer & Typographer

Travels From:
New York, NY, USA
Speaking Fee:
Live Event: $10,000 - $20,000  
Virtual Event: $10,000 - $20,000

Stefan Sagmeister Biography

Sagmeister studied graphic design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He later received a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Pratt Institute in New York. He began his design career at the age of 15 at "Alphorn", an Austrian Youth magazine, which is named after the traditional Alpine musical instrument.

In 1991, he moved to Hong Kong to work with Leo Burnett's Hong Kong Design Group. In 1993, he returned to New York to work with Tibor Kalman's M&Co design company. His tenure there was short lived, as Kalman soon decided to retire from the design business to edit Colors magazine for the Benetton Group in Treviso, Italy.

Stefan Sagmeister proceeded to form the New York based Sagmeister Inc. in 1993 and has since designed branding, graphics, and packaging for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO, the Guggenheim Museum and Time Warner. Sagmeister Inc. has employed designers including Martin Woodtli, and Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker, who later formed Karlssonwilker.

Stefan Sagmeister is a long-standing artistic collaborator with musicians David Byrne and Lou Reed. He is the author of the design monograph Made You Look which was published by Booth-Clibborn editions.

Solo shows on Sagmeister, Inc.'s work have been mounted in Zurich, Vienna, New York, Berlin, Japan, Osaka, Prague, Cologne, and Seoul. He teaches in the graduate department of the School of Visual Arts in New York and has been appointed as the Frank Stanton Chair at the Cooper Union School of Art, New York.

His motto is "Design that needed guts from the creator and still carries the ghost of these guts in the final execution."

Sagmeister goes on a year-long sabbatical around every seven years, where he does not take work from clients.

He has spent many years designing for the music industry. Several years ago he decided to dedicate 25% of his work to the art world, things like books and publications for galleries, another 25% to the scientific community, 25% to social causes, and the remaining quarter has stayed dedicated to the music industry.

Stefan Sagmeister Videos

  • If I don't ask, I don't get | Stefan Sagmeister
    In this hilarious talk, Graphic Designer Stefan Sagmeister gives us insight into the inner workings of TED creator Richard Saul Wurman's mind.
  • Stefan Sagmeister on CreativeLive | Chase Jarvis LIVE | ChaseJarvis
  • Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off

Stefan Sagmeister Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister Speaking Topics

  • Design and Happiness talk

    Stefan Sagmeister will explore the possibilities to achieve happiness as a person and as designer and the chances to design pieces that induce happiness in the audience. Lots of clips from the documentary feature: The Happy Film will be shown.

  • Why Beauty Matters talk

    Stefan Sagmeister will use examples from architecture, design and science to show that beauty is no mere surface strategy. He will try to proof that we not only feel differently when we are surrounded by beauty, but we also behave differently.

  • Design has to work, art does not.

    Stefan Sagmeister will talk about art and design and the difference between the two. He’ll show some examples from 500 years ago and some from yesterday. He will examine functionality and uselessness. He will try to figure out of it is more advantageous to be a designer or an artist. Or if it makes any difference at all.

FAQs on booking Stefan Sagmeister

  • How to book Stefan Sagmeister?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Stefan Sagmeister for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Stefan Sagmeister, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Stefan Sagmeister or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Stefan Sagmeister?

    Booking fees for Stefan Sagmeister, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Stefan Sagmeister, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Stefan Sagmeister?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Stefan Sagmeister for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Stefan Sagmeister for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Stefan Sagmeister or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Stefan Sagmeister or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Stefan Sagmeister is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Stefan Sagmeister for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Stefan Sagmeister generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Debbie Millman, Paul Topolos, Matthew Luhn, Manuel Lima and Mauro Porcini. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Stefan Sagmeister for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Stefan Sagmeister Speaker Videos

  • If I don't ask, I don't get | Stefan Sagmeister
    In this hilarious talk, Graphic Designer Stefan Sagmeister gives us insight into the inner workings of TED creator Richard Saul Wurman's mind.
    Stefan Sagmeister on CreativeLive | Chase Jarvis LIVE | ChaseJarvis
  • Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off
    Stefan Sagmeister: Ted Talk on Vimeo
  • Stefan Sagmeister: Design and Happiness - YouTube
    Stefan Sagmeister: 7 rules for making more happiness

Stefan Sagmeister Speaking Topics

  • Design and Happiness talk

    Stefan Sagmeister will explore the possibilities to achieve happiness as a person and as designer and the chances to design pieces that induce happiness in the audience. Lots of clips from the documentary feature: The Happy Film will be shown.

  • Why Beauty Matters talk

    Stefan Sagmeister will use examples from architecture, design and science to show that beauty is no mere surface strategy. He will try to proof that we not only feel differently when we are surrounded by beauty, but we also behave differently.

  • Design has to work, art does not.

    Stefan Sagmeister will talk about art and design and the difference between the two. He’ll show some examples from 500 years ago and some from yesterday. He will examine functionality and uselessness. He will try to figure out of it is more advantageous to be a designer or an artist. Or if it makes any difference at all.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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