Henry Steiner over fifty years has exerted a marked influence on graphic design
in Asia and has won numerous awards and international acclaim. Born in Vienna
and raised in New York, he was educated at Yale - where he studied with Paul Rand - and at the Sorbonne on a Fulbright scholarship.
Steiner&Co., founded in Hong Kong in 1964, is one of the world’s leading branding design consultancies. The company’s scope is comprehensive, encompassing
corporate identity programs, corporate literature, architectural graphics, product design, packaging, book and magazine design and banknotes. Clients include Hong Kong Jockey Club, Hongkong Land, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank. He created several series of banknotes for Hong Kong as well as coins for the Singapore Mint.
Past President of Alliance Graphique Internationale, Fellow of American Institute
of Graphic Arts, the Chartered Society of Designers and Hong Kong Designers Association.
Named Hong Kong Designer of the Year, a World Master by Japan’s Idea magazine, and is included in Icograda’s Masters of the 20th Century. Next magazine cited Steiner as among 100 people most influential in Hong Kong’s history. He was named one of Debrett’s 100 most influential Hong Kong people.
Awarded the Golden Decoration of Honor of Republic of Austria for design accomplishments. Received Honorary Doctorates from Hong Kong Baptist University and from Academy of Art University, San Francisco. Awarded Design for Asia’s Lifetime Achievement Award by Hong Kong Design Centre. Honorary Professor, School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Awarded title of Professor
by Federal President of Austria, in 2017.
Co-author of Cross-Cultural Design: Communicating in the Global Marketplace (Thames & Hudson 1995). A monograph, ‘Henry Steiner: Designer’s Life,’
in Chinese, was published in 1999.