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Henry Steiner

Keynote speaker – Thursday 11 October 2012

An Austrian from New York, graphic designer Henry Steiner came to Hong Kong in 1951 has been living here ever since. He is dubbed ‘the father of Hong Kong graphic design’. Steiner is best known for his corporate identity designs, and has created identities for some of the most recognizable brands, such as IBM, Hyatt Regency, Hilton Hotels, Dow Jones, HSBC, Standard Chartered and Unilever. Since 1975 Steiner has designed five sets of Hong Kong banknotes for the Standard Chartered Bank. Steiner was educated at La Sorbonne in Paris and at Yale University in the US. In 1964, he founded Steiner & Co in Hong Kong. Henry Steiner pioneered the expression of identity through branding, particularly in Asia where his skill for incorporating Eastern cultural symbols into Western design has garnered international acclaim. Steiner was included in Icograda’s list of the Masters of the 20th Century in 2002, and was named a World Master by Idea magazine. Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) member since 1980.