He is a publication designer. His studio, Esterson Associates, has worked on projects for The Guardian newspaper in London, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung in Zurich and Publico in Lisbon. He was creative director of Italian architecture title Domus. He is Art Director of the international graphic design magazine Eye and since 2014 he has been the Art Director of Pulp magazine. Simon is a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale and a Royal Designer for Industry.
Hadar Peled is the creative manager for HP Indigo. She leads a team of graphic designers and pre-press experts who design and develop graphics applications for HP Indigo, leveraging the unique capabilities of the Indigo LEP technology.
Fostering an exchange of campaign ideas,design concepts and applications with print providers all over the world, Hadar’s team is at the forefront of application development for digital print. This team was among the creators of the HP SmartStream Mosaic variable design software, the graphic engine behind the Diet Coke Extraordinary campaign, featuring over two million unique designs. This graphic engine has since been used in dozens of applications across all verticals around the world, including international campaigns by Nutella, Budweiser and Amarula.
Prior to joining HP Indigo, Hadar served as creative and production manager for leading high-tech companies. Before that, she owned and managed an independent design and creative development studio.
Hadar grew up in the UK and is fluent in English and Hebrew. She loves traveling and reading while taking care of her three children.
Emilio Roccioletti commenced his career as a typographer and finished artist in the advertising industry in 1984 working predominantly in the medium of print.
In 1994 he founded ERD (Emilio Roccioletti Design), a graphic design studio, working for clients such as The Australian Ballet, Bill Henson - Venice Biennale Exhibition and The Mirvac Group, offering outstanding graphic design coupled with meticulous production and project management.
Over the past two decades, ERD has won over 60 awards for the diverse selection of projects produced. These range from corporate reporting, books, promotional brochures, brand identity & stationery, posters, photography and digital media.
From 2009 to 2013, ERD partnered with photographer Robyn Lea to produce a stunning hardcover book – MILAN - Discovering food, fashion and family in a private city. On a personal level, the project meant a great deal given his Italian heritage providing an opportunity to explore his passion for art, culture and design.
Today, Emilio continues to thrive on working with his talented team to create compelling design communication that is beautifully produced and accurate to a client brief.
Astrid Stavro was born in Trieste, Italy and studied graphic design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (BA) and the Royal College of Art (MA).
She is a graphic designer with an international reputation for concept driven design, distilling complex ideas into uniquely simple and emotionally engaging solutions applied with exquisite typography and craft. Stavro joined Pentagram as a partner in 2018.
Previously, she directed her own studio in Barcelona for ten years, working on editorial, identity and exhibition design projects. In 2013 she co-founded the brand and design consultancy Atlas with Pablo Martín. While at Atlas, Stavro led the celebrated redesign of the London-based arts and culture magazine Elephant, where she was Art Director and Contributing Editor from 2013–2017. Her work encompasses brand identities, editorial and exhibition design, wayfinding systems and packaging for clients such as Phaidon, Camper, Laurence King, The National Portrait Gallery, Reina Sofía Museum, Wallpaper* and Cahiers du Cinéma.
Stavro’s work has received over 150 international awards. Her work has been widely published and exhibited and Stavro has chaired and judged numerous international design competitions. She has written articles for top international design journals and is frequently asked to speak at conferences across the globe. Stavro has taught at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art. She was elected a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale in 2010.
Frank Goerhardt is the Global Publishing Director for TASCHEN, renowned for printing/publishing coffee table books that range from the quintessential Basic Art series to SUMO-sized Collector’s Editions on topics spanning architecture, aphrodisia, art, design, fashion, photography, pop culture, style, and travel.
Right from the beginning of his career, Frank has spent his professional life amidst books. In 1993 he started working at the printing company Editoriale Bortolazzi Stei (EBS) in Verona. From 2000, he was also responsible for the international co-edition market at EBS’s publishing branch Arsenale Editrice.
Whilst working on TASCHEN’s first SUMO production with Helmut Newton at EBS, Frank was initially spotted by Benedikt Taschen and then head-hunted for his publishing house as Head of Production. Since joining TASCHEN in 2005, he has been in charge of every aspect in the production process, from the smallest volume to the most ambitious collector’s editions such as Sebastião Salgado’s Genesis and Annie Leibovitz to David Hockney and Murals of Tibet.
In 2017 Frank was made Global Publishing Director. Today, he is leading an international creative team working across various continents, and is committed to the company’s core values of quality, diversity and innovation.