I came across Stefan Sagmeister when i was in my foundation year in a graphic design book, and his work was such a stand-out piece compared to the other work in the book it had a lasting effect in my memory. His style appears to be such a diverse change from most other designers, it strikes me as bold and risky because of how it differs. Although his work looks pretty fun and entertaining i know when it comes down to doing his projects, it's a serious matter. He also has an interesting work schedule, taking a year-long break after every seven years of working for clients so he can focus on his personal development.
"Design that needed guts from the creator and still carries the ghost of these guts in the final execution."