Often considered one of the most important graphic designers and illustrators in history, Steff Geissbuhler created branding and design programs for corporations such as Time Warner Cable, NBC, Voice of America, Merck, Telemundo, Crane & Co, Toledo Museum of Art, National Parks of New York Harbor, Darien Library, and te May Department Stores Companies.
Geissbuhler was born in 1942 in Zofingen, Switzerland. He moved to Basel at age eight. He knew he wanted to be a designer from a young age and spent his formative years training under Emil Ruder, Donald Brun and Armin Hofmann. He worked for J.R. Geigy, a well-known pharmaceutical company run by Max Schmid. During his three decades at Chermayeff & Geismar Inc, Geissbuhler served as the firm’s principal. He co-founded C&G Partners.
Geissbuhler designed architectural graphics for the IBM building in NYC, and wayfinding for the Universities of Pennsylvania and Connecticut. He designed advertising materials for Mobil, Morgan Stanley, the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Philip Morris and Cummins Engines. He has received numerous national and international awards and accolades, and his work has been exhibited widely in various art galleries and prominent museums throughout the world.