Stefan's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    United States 2008

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    New York, NY

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: Season 5

  • ON DVD:

    Roadtrip Nation: Season 5

STEFAN SAGMEISTER

Graphic Designer
Sagmeister, Inc.

“Figuring out what you have passion at and pursuing that, is a very, very worthwhile thing.”

INTERESTS:

Design

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Chance Experience Exploration Opportunity Passion Planning

TAGS:

Hong Kong, parents, road trips, the future, travel

BIOGRAPHY:

Shortly after graduating college in 1986, Stefan traveled to Hong Kong to visit a friend. While there, he wanted to see what Hong Kong's design companies were doing and to get inside their doors, Stefan pretended to be interviewing for jobs. Ironically, he was offered a high-paying job—Stefan accepted, spending the next two years in Hong Kong. After returning to New York, Stefan used the money he'd saved overseas to open his own shop. As a successful designer, he's created album covers for a number of artists, including the Rolling Stones, David Byrne and Lou Reed.

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