Ivar Sakk

Ivar Sakk is a designer and design historian based in Tallinn. He graduated from the State Art Institute of the Estonian SSR in the field of Industrial Art in 1986, following which he worked as a freelance graphic designer in the offices of Graaf, Vaal Disain and Sakk & Sakk.

Ivar has taught at The Estonian Academy of Arts (EKA) since 2003 and served for many years as the Department Head and Professor (2005-2015). In 2012 Ivar received his PhD in Graphic Design from EKA for a dissertation on the history of typography, and published a publication Aa kuni Zz (Aa to Zz). Sakk won a bronze medal at the 2013 Best Book Design from all over the World competition for the work.

Sakk’s design has appeared on the pages of Novum, Graphis, Print and Communication Arts, and his articles on design have been published in Sirp, Eesti Ekspress, Estonian Art, Kunst.ee and Typo. His posters have been exhibited at numerous exhibitions around the world and are included in the collections of Victoria & Albert Museum, Toyama Art Museum, Moravian Gallery, Warsaw Poster Museum, Lahti Art Museum, Colorado State University and others.


Professor of Graphic Design