Thierry Sarfis, Visual Narrative and Project Management
Thierry Sarfis graduated from the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris, specialising in visual communications and animated movies. After completing his education, in 1973, he received a grant to complete an internship in Henry Tomaszewski's poster studio at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. From 1974, he spent 4 years working as a graphic designer for Tract, then between 1977 and 1980, he became a member of the Grapus graphic designer collective.
Thierry Sarfis then became director of the communications agency Unicité (1981-1984), which conducted numerous presidential and european elections' campaigns. In 1985, he created Zanzibar’t, a group specialising in visual communications for ministries, museums and local authorities.
Since 1995, Thierry Sarfis has been focusing on social and institutional communications, working across all types of media: posters, books, brochures, newspapaers, graphic identity, websites, exhibitions, etc.
His clients include the Collège de France, Fayard and Soleb publishing company, SNCF, the Assistance publique-hôpitaux de Paris, the Warsaw Poster Museum, the Ministry of Tourism, the local authorities of Saint-Denis and Vitry-sur-Seine, Seine-Amont développement, the Arlequin theatre, BlonBa, etc.
Thierry Sarfis has published several works (Signes de Chine, Démocratie culturelle, Caractères sportifs, le Droit à la ville, etc.), he also organised and took part to many exhibitions in France and abroad, among which the Warsaw Poster Biennale in 2010 and 2012 and a personal exhibition in Shanghai in 2014.
Thierry Sarfis is head teacher for the first-year students in Master's Degree of Art Director in Graphic Design and teaches visual narrative and a class on project management.