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Sagi Haviv

Partner and designer at Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
October 21, 2016

A grayscale photo of a man with short-cropped hair and a beard, wearing a light-colored dress shirt and a dark plaid tie, standing in front of an abstract background with circular, swirling patterns. He is gazing slightly to the side with a focused expression.
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Sagi Haviv is a partner and designer at Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv. Among the over 50 identity programs he has designed are the logos for the Library of Congress, Harvard University Press, Women’s World Banking, CFA Institute, and Conservation International.

Sagi joined the firm in 2003 after graduating from The Cooper Union School of Art. He teaches Visual Identity Design at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. He has given lectures and conducted workshops at AIGA conferences, the HOW conference,the Onassis Foundation, as well as at design schools and institutions around the world, including an annual workshop at Centro School of Design in Mexico City. In 2014, he served as the chair of the CLIO awards design jury.

Sagi is coauthor of Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar (Print Publishers, 2011).

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