The Art of Poster Design

July 13, 2022
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | 1 Session

Location: Online/Virtual

Ages: 18+

Instructor: Akiko Stehrenberger


How do you distill a feature-length film into a single compelling image? Join Akiko Stehrenberger, visual artist and prolific film poster designer for a workshop on creating film posters that invite and intrigue audiences. In this workshop, Akiko will walk participants through a case study of one of her projects, give a brief tour of her broader collection of work and also lead the class through the initial steps to develop poster design ideas for a project of their own. There will be time at the end of the class for a Q+A.

Akiko Stehrenberger is a 15-time CLIO award-winning movie poster illustrator and designer, who works with directors, movie studios, advertising, and movie advertising agencies. She was deemed “Poster Girl” by Interview magazine in 2011, Creative Review dedicated their January 2011 Monograph to her illustrated movie posters, her poster for Bad Milo was featured on the Conan show, and Vanity Fair included her Funny Games and Kiss of the Damned posters in their “Best Movie Posters of All Time” list. Her clients include A24, A&E Network, Absolut, Amazon Studios, AMC Networks, Brothers Marshall, Criterion Collection, FX, IFC Films, Levi’s, Lifetime, Lionsgate, Neon, Netflix, The Orchard, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Radius/TWC, Saatchi & Saatchi NY, Screen Media, Sony Pictures, Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam, Wieden + Kennedy Portland, and more.