Sagi Haviv (born 1974 in Israel) is a New York-based graphic designer and a partner in the design firm Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv. Called a "logo prodigy" by The New Yorker, and a "wunderkind" by Out magazine, he is best known for having designed the trademarks and visual identities for clients such as the Library of Congress, Conservation International, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Harvard University Press, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, the International Tchaikovsky Competition, as well as for commercial brands such as Armani Exchange.
Haviv was born in Kibbutz Nachshonim, Israel, where spent his early life. He studied in the art high school Telma Yelin in Givataim. In 1996, Haviv moved to New York. He studied graphic design at The Cooper Union School of Art where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Haviv began his design career when he joined Chermayeff & Geismar in 2003. There he created "Logomotion", an award-winning ten-minute motion graphics tribute to the firm’s famous trademarks which was widely exhibited, appearing in New York at Corcoran Gallery of Art(2003), in Washington DC (2004), the Ginza Graphic Gallery in Tokyo (2005), Centro in Mexico City (2006), and the Pera Museum Istanbul (2007).
In 2006 he became a partner at Chermayeff & Geismar, where he has since developed institutional and corporate identities, print and motion graphics and art in architecture for a diverse array of clients worldwide. Haviv’s motion graphics work includes the main titles for the PBS documentary series Carrier, and the 2010 PBS documentary series Circus, and a typographic animation for the centerpiece performance at Alicia Keys’s Black Ball, 2009 for Keep A Child Alive.
Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar
In 2011 he co-authored with his partners, Tom Geismar and Ivan Chermayeff the book Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar. The book was published by Print magazine's book imprint, (ISBN 978-1440310324).
Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
In 2013 Haviv's name was added to the masthead of the 56 year old firm Chermayeff & Geismar and it became known as Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv.
School of Visual Arts
He writes on the topic of identity design for Print magazine.
In 2004, Haviv received the Tokyo Type Directors Club award for Logomotion, for which he also won an award from the New York Art Directors Club.
- Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv official site
- How To Design A Logo by Sagi Haviv in Bloomberg Businessweek How To Issue, 2012
- What A Campaign Logo Is Really Saying in Bloomberg Politics
- Campaign Logos in Review, NBC
- A Conversation with Sagi Haviv on Graphic Design USA
- Interview with Haviv on Bloomberg Businessweek
- Excerpt of Identify in Fast Co. Design
- Interview With Sagi Haviv on Logo Design Love
- The Best And Worst 2016 Campaign Logos, Bloomberg Politics
- Haviv profile on Designers & Books
- Heller, Steven. I Heart Design (2011) Massachusetts: Rockport, ISBN 978-1-59253-682-5
- Biography at Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv
- The New Yorker, February 17, 2011
- Out Magazine Taste Makers Issue 2009
- Print Magazine on Haviv's Conservation International rebrand
- Women's Wear Daily on Haviv's Armani Exchange rebrand
- Graphic Design USA's People to Watch
- PBS Credits for Carrier
- PBS Credits for Circus
- Print Magazine on Haviv's video for Alicia Keys
- *New York Times announcement that Sagi Haviv's name was added to Chermayeff & Geismar's masthead
- SVA bio on Sagi Haviv
- Print magazine author archive on Haviv