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Schlossstrasse 78
Boll, Berne CH-3067

Company Name

Atelier Bundi AG

Company Type



German, english, french

Established In









+41 79 479 36 94

Graphis Archives

Biography/Work Experience

Stephan Bundi is a graduate of the Bern School of Design (University of the Arts). He later studied book design and illustration at the State Academy of Art and Design in Stuttgart before going into business for himself. As a designer and art director for film producers, concert promoters, museums, theatres and publishers, he combines unconventional ideas with practical Swiss tradition. His clients include international corporations such as Swissair, Nikon and IBM as well as smaller firms, publishing houses and institutions. Bundi has had many one-man shows and exhibitions all over the world. Since the 1980s he has regularly taken part in the most important international poster exhibitions and has been member of many international juries.

Philosophy on Work

The content being conveyed and the visualization of the message are paramount to his work. To achieve this, he chooses the technique that can be used best to interpret the content, be it typography, drawing, painting or photography. As the owner of a studio with employees and trainees, it is important to him that all authorship is clearly identified. When other individuals are involved in the design of one of his projects, they are listed by name in the credits.

Professional Specialties

Book Design, Posters, Corporate Identity


Gold | 11th International Poster Biennial of Mexico Gold | 2nd Chicago International Poster Biennial Gold | 4th International Poster Triennial Mons Gold | Joseph Binder Award, Design Austria Vienna 2010 Gold | (Grand Prize) 7th International Triennial of Stage Poster, Sophia Gold | Swiss Poster Award 2008 Gold | Swiss Poster Award 2013 Gold | Swiss Poster Award 2016 Gold | Swiss Poster Award 2017 Gold | Swiss Poster Award 2018 Silver | Joseph Binder Award, Design Austria Vienna 2012 Silver | 2nd Korea International Poster Biennial Silver | 13th International Biennial of Theatre Posters Rzeszów, Poland Silver | Swiss Poster Award 2008 Silver | Swiss Poster Award 2010 Silver | Swiss Poster Award 2011 Silver | Swiss Poster Award 2013 Silver | Swiss Poster Award 2015 Silver | Swiss Poster Award 2017 Bronze | Swiss Poster Award 2015 Winner | German Design Award 2015 Red Dot | 18 Awards Other awards: Main Prize, Swiss Federal Design Competition, 1985 Several Certificates of Typographic Excellence, Type Directors Club New York Icograda Excellence Award 20th Warsaw International Poster Biennial Laureate 2010 Internationaler PKHR-Preis (Plakatmuseum Essen) 28 Merit and Distinctive Merit Awards, Art Directors Club New York Best of Nation Award EULDA European Logo Design Award ’06 Honorary Mention 22nd Warsaw International Poster Biennial Honorary Mention 10th International Poster Biennial of Mexico Honorary Mention 18th Biennial Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition 100 Best Posters Germany, Austria, Switzerland, 14 Awards Swiss Posters of the Year, several times The Most Beautiful Swiss Books, several times

Graphis Awards

Platinum | 8 Awards Gold | 42 Awards Silver | 24 Awards

Proudest Achievements

Posters exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art NY


He has taught at several universities, held lectures and workshops around the world and was a professor at Bern University of the Arts (1999–2013). In 2008 he became an appointed Guest Professor at the Arts University in Nanjing, China.


Stadttheater Bern (1999–2004) Theater Biel Solothurn (2007–2013) TOBS Theater Orchester Biel Solothurn (2013– ) Swissair Nikon Cosmos Publishers Architektur Forum Bern


1983 | Co-founder and member of the board of the Union of Swiss Graphic Designers (SGV) 2001 | Member of Alliance Graphique Internationale and president of AGI-Switzerland. 2006–2009 | Member of the AGI International Executive 2010–2013 | President »100 Beste Plakate« (Germany, Austria, Switzerland)

Hobbies / Freetime

Books, Theater, Opera, Jazz