Jiri Oplatek, Switzerland (2018)
Jiri Oplatek was born in Brno, in the former ČSSR in 1976. From 1993 to 1999 he attended the Basel School of Design, where he graduated as a graphic designer in 1999. He then worked at Meissner + Mangold, among others for the Vitrashop Group. After three years at Meissner + Mangold, he founded the graphic and interaction studio ‹Claudiabasel› together with Thomas Bircher and Roland John. He designs mostly corporate designs, posters and books, primarily in the cultural field, among others for the Theater Basel, the Kaserne Basel, the Swiss Architecture Museum and the Museum Tinguely. Since 2012 he has been a lecturer at the HGK Basel in the field of visual communication. In 2019 he won the poster and design competition for the ‹Kieler Woche 2020›. He is responsible for the design of the competition ‹100 beste Plakate Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz 2021›. His work has received numerous national and international awards as well as solo and group exhibitions.