Astrid Stavro is the Creative Director of Atlas, an independent brand and design consultancy working from offices in London, Mallorca and occasionally New York. She 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.
Stavro lectures extensively on design related subjects across the globe and has chaired and judged numerous high-profile international design competitions. Her work has been recognized with more than 200 design awards. Stavro’s work has been repeatedly featured and profiled in specialized and mainstream books and publications, including Eye magazine, Wallpaper*, Creative Review, Print, I.D., Domus, El País, La Vanguardia, and Grafik as well as books by Phaidon, Rizzoli, Laurence King and Thames & Hudson.
She 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. A voracious reader and insatiably curious by nature, Stavro defines her design practice as “visual writing”.
After studying literature and philosophy, Stavro went on to study 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. She is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), the world’s most prestigious design association, and currently forms part of AGI’s International Executive Committee.