Peter Megert, Switzerland (1974)
Peter Megert, living and working in Columbus, Ohio, was exposed early on to the creative lifestyle and design of Europe. He was educated in Switzerland, with graduate studies in France...Read full biography
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Peter Megert, living and working in Columbus, Ohio, was exposed early on to the creative lifestyle and design of Europe. He was educated in Switzerland, with graduate studies in France and the United States. His work covered all aspects of graphic design, including visual identities, print graphics and exhibit design. In 1968, invited by Paul Rand, Megert became the advisory graphic designer at the Westinghouse Corporate Design Center in Pittsburgh. In 1970, he was appointed professor of visual communication design at Ohio State University. In 1988 Peter Megert founded visual syntax/design, a international design consultancy, specializing in planning and design of visual images and their communication content. Megert received three federal awards for design excellence in Switzerland, twice for one of the best Swiss posters of the year. He also received an annual design award from the Ohio Arts Council. In 2004 he was nominated by the Cooper-Hewitt Museum for a national design award.