Guy Saggee

Visual Communication Design
Established Designer Award

“I believe in the power of a story and a narrative at the core of the design process, which awaits discovery and deciphering by the viewer. And even more I believe in the power of words; in the incarnation of letters into words, words into sentences, and in the transformation from language and idea to objects of design".

Born in 1968, Gui Saggee is an independent graphic designer, senior lecturer and faculty member at the department of Visual Communication at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Saggee’s long career, spanning 25 years, included local and international exhibitions, numerous publications, conference speaking, and awards. The projects he selects are intentionally diverse and varied, so as to challenge his mindset and find new alternatives and solutions each time.

The jury panel’s decision:
״Guy Saggee presents a fascinating body of work, spectacular in scope and quality, which leaves a strong impression on the observer. In his diverse work, Guy demonstrates exceptional talent in each of the arenas and media in which he operates—design for various applications, illustration, typography, commercial branding, cultural design, and interactive media.

Guy is an original, inquisitive, and fertile designer, who creates sensitive, intelligent, and unexpected links between image and text and between graphic art—and the format and space in which it takes place. The products of his work reach the highest level of workmanship and are of a rare quality. His world of imagery and context is unmistakably the result of in-depth research; the techniques from the past he cites in thoughtful acknowledgement are updated and refreshed under his hands, to be re-embodied in a spectacular display.

In an attempt to define and describe his work, it can be said that Guy is a designer, creator, artist, and craftsman who celebrates visual communication at the highest level, and generates exciting connections between traditional, contemporary, and future graphic design. The jury panel found Guy Saggee’s work to be remarkable, unique, and profound, in its examination and expansion of the boundaries of the visual communication field, challenging the discipline and defining its future. In light of these, Guy Saggee was named winner in the Senior Designer category 2020 Edmond de Rothschild Design Award in the field of Visual Communication.

Saggee is a recipient of the 2020 Edmond de Rothschild Design Award for Established Visual Communication Designers״.