AIGA FELLOW: NAMED BY AIGA CROSS-CULTURAL DESIGN, 2007
Henry Steiner’s experience and reputation are international. Born in Vienna and raised in New York, he was educated at Yale—where he studied with Paul Rand—and at the Sorbonne.
Steiner&Co., founded in Hong Kong in 1964, is one of the world’s leading branding design consultancies. The company’s scope is comprehensive, encompassing corporate identity programs, corporate literature, architectural graphics, book and magazine design and banknotes. Clients include EF Education First, Hong Kong Jockey Club, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and Ssangyong. He has created several series of banknotes for Hong Kong as well as coins for the Singapore Mint.
A distinguished body of work has led to professional recognition: he has been president of Alliance Graphique Internationale; a fellow of AIGA, the Chartered Society of Designers and the Hong Kong Designers Association; an honorary member of Design Austria; and a member of the New York Art Directors Club. He has been named Hong Kong Designer of the Year, a World Master by Japan’s Idea magazine, and is included in Icograda’s Masters of the 20th Century. He was awarded the Golden Decoration of Honor of the Republic of Austria for design achievement and an honorary Doctorate by Hong Kong Baptist University. He is honorary professor at the University of Hong Kong’s School of Architecture and at Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design.
He is co-author of Cross-Cultural Design: Communicating in the Global Marketplace (Thames & Hudson 1995). A monograph, Henry Steiner: Designer’s Life, in Chinese, was published in 1999.