Steff Geissbuhler

Design Consultant

Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Steff Geissbuhler is among America’s most celebrated designers of integrated brand and corporate identity programs. His work also includes posters, brochures, books and illustrations. He has designed architectural graphics and sign systems for various institutions, environmental graphics and exhibitions. Steff’s work has been honored with the American Institute of Graphic Arts Medal for his sustained contribution to design excellence and the development of the profession. Steff served as the U.S. president of the Alliance Graphique Internationale and has been a member of the board of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He is past president of AIGA’s New York chapter. Steff received his diploma in graphic design from the School of Art and Design, Basel, Switzerland in 1964. He has taught at the Philadelphia College of Art, Cooper Union, Yale University and lectures throughout the country. Prior to being an independent design consultant, he was at Geigy Pharmaceuticals, Basel; Murphy Levy Wurman Architects, Philadelphia; Anspach Grossman Portugal, New York, and a partner and principal at Chermayeff & Geismar Inc. for over 30 years before co-founding C&G Partners in 2005.

Work Experience



September 2011 - Present Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States

C&G Partners

Founding Partner

June 2005 - September 2011 New York, United States

Chermayeff & Geismar Inc


January 1975 - May 2005 New York, United States

Anspach Grossman Portugal


December 1973 - November 1974 New York, United States

Philadelphia College Of Art

Associate Professor

August 1967 - November 1974 Philadelphia, United States

J.R.Geigy Pharmaceutical


May 1964 - July 1967 Basel, Switzerland


Basel School Of Design

Diploma ( MA equivalent)

April 1958 - April 1964 Basel, Switzerland


Swiss German (Native),


Art Directors Club

Gold Cube


The Worlds Most Memorable Poster Competition



U.S. Government

U.S. Federal Achievement Design Award

Government Of Switzerland

First National Prize for Applied Art