Stefan Sagmeister is a graphic designer and typographer, originally from Austria but living in New York City since the past 25 years where he also runs his own design studio together with Jessica Walsh.
Besides working for a range of interesting clients all over the world he has designed album covers for Lou Reed, OK Go, The Rolling Stones, David Byrne, Jay Z, Aerosmith and Pat Metheny.
Stefan and I talk about moving to Hong Kong, why running a small team is much more interesting than running a big team. We talk about happiness, boredom and why the designers obsession with functionality is not doing us any favor.
The music for this episode is by the amazing Fabian Luttenberger
https://soundcloud.com/fabianluttenberger - Follow him and check out his other music.
EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY SEMPLICE
www.semplicelabs.com - Thank you!
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And of course, I strongly recommend you to check out some of the work of him: http://www.sagmeisterwalsh.com
Book Recommendations from Stefan are:
A Year With Swollen Appendices: Brian Eno's Diary
My Struggle: Book 1
My Struggle: Book 2: A Man in Love