Michael Wolff | Biography, Life, Work, Logos and Awards
Michael Wolff (1933 – Present)
Michael Wolff is a highly regarded British graphic designer. Born in 1933 to Russian parents, his family moved to England from St. Petersburg. He studied architecture and started his early career as a product designer and later became an interior designer. He soon left this field of work also and took up graphic design. Wolff decided to start his own design firm, so he joined hands with Wally Olins in the autumn of 1964 to form Wolff Olins, now recognized as one of the world’s most iconic and reputable design companies.
His creative art direction has had international recognition and among the firm’s clients were Audi, Apple Corps, Renault, Volkswagen, P&O and Pilkington. Wolff decided to leave Wolff Olins in 1983 and joined the Addison design company. There he supervised brand identity programs and other design solutions for various high-profile clients such as London Underground, The Barcelona Olympic Games, BP, Jaguar and Shell.
Michael currently runs Michael Wolff & Company in London. A few of his recent clients include 3i, Mothercare and Ministry of Sound, Citibank and Citigroup.
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