Astrid Stavro was previously based in Mallorca and brings experience of designing brand identities, books, magazines, exhibitions, way finding systems and packaging. At Atlas, she worked with cultural organisations, publishers and retail brands, including Camper, Barcelona Design Museum and Elephant magazine. She began her creative career in London, studying graphic design at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art, where she is a visiting lecturer.
In a statement announcing the move, she said: “At Atlas, we employed the highest standards of craft to translate our thinking into action…. Joining Pentagram is a big change but at the same time it’s a continuation. There are physical differences such as the location, the size of my team, and the fact that I have more partners. One of the things that excites me is the unique culture of Pentagram – the shared experience and knowledge of the partners past and present.”
Pentagram partner Angus Hyland said it was a privilege to welcome Stavro: “Astrid’s work pushes the boundaries of our discipline, creating meaningful and enduring design solutions with real purpose and value,” he said.
Stavro is the third new Partner to join Pentagram’s London team in the past six months: Jon Marshall left MAP Project Office to join the studio back in April and Sascha Lobe, who founded Stuttgart design studio L2M3, joined in June. All three bring different skill sets: Marshall has experience of industrial and digital design while Lobe’s background combines graphic design and architecture. Her appointment brings the number of Pentagram Partners to 23.
A video interview with Stavro – part of our Creative Pioneers series – will be available to subscribers later this week. We are also pleased to announce that Stavro is one of the judges for the 2019 Creative Review Annual, our showcase of outstanding creative work. The deadline for entries is November 23 and you can submit your work here.