Design Talks: Daniel Stark, Stark Design

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Daniel Stark is the Principal and Creative Director of Stark Design, a multi-disciplinary design and advertising firm creating well-known advertising campaigns, identity programs, packaging, editorial projects and product design for premium consumer brands and services.

Stark began his career as Art Director and Studio Manager for Fabien Baron’s then-newly-formed Baron & Baron Advertising producing award-winning work for clients such as Michael Kors, Issey Miyake, Morgan’s Hotel Group, Valentino and Madonna, on her notorious book Sex.

In 1992, Stark moved with Baron to Harper’s Bazaar Magazine under famed editor Liz Tilberis.
Stark continued to build his portfolio of editorial projects as Associate Art Director of GQ Magazine
and later at US Magazine. He has won international design awards for his editorial work
and it has been reproduced in many design and typography annuals .

Stark joined the retailer Ann Taylor as Vice President, Creative Director in 1997, overseeing the creative relaunch of the brand, restructuring an in-house art department and working to refine the brand image. A couple years later, in 2000, Stark opened Stark Design, in lower Manhattan.
In 2006, Stark co-authored and co-created the book Stoked: The Evolution of Action Sports
(Empire Editions) which went on to win awards from both Photo District News (PDN) and the
American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) for one of the best design books of the year. Stark Design has also designed other noted books such as Andy Warhol: The Day the Factory Died and Patrick McMullan’s Glamour Girls in 2006 and 2007 respectively.

Because of Stark’s varied disciplines and background, Stark Design believes in smart, elegant solutions and draws inspiration from many disparate sources, the most important of which are the talented individuals that comprise their team.

Stark holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design in New York City.