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Buochs, NW 6374

Company Name

Imboden Graphic Studio

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1956 in Stans, Switzerland




+41 79 402 38 92

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Biography/Work Experience

In 1980, Melchior Imboden's first photographic works were created during his travels throughout the Mediterranean. Since 1992 he has worked as an independent graphic designer and photographer in Switzerland and abroad. Photography has become an integral part of Imboden’s life. He teaches both graphic design and photography. He has been a university lecturer for photography in Bern and has also taught at various universities in Switzerland, for example, Lucerne, Bern and Zurich. He has been invited to give guest lectures abroad in Beijing, Taipei, Moscow, New York, Paris, Brno, Krakow and Tehran, among others. In addition, he taught as a substitute and guest professor in graphic design and photography for several semesters in Karlsruhe. From 2004 to 2007 Melchior Imboden taught graphic design and photography as a guest professor at the Berlin University of the Arts.


Imboden was the recipient of the stipend granted by the Zuger Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr for an artistic sojourn in Berlin in 2000. His posters, many of which deal with the cultural sphere, have been honored with numerous national and international awards.


In 1972 Melchior Imboden began his studies as an interior designer and worked in this profession subsequent to the completion of his studies until 1984. It was during this period that he discovered his interest in design and typography. In 1984 Melchior Imboden began studying graphic design at the Art School in Lucerne. During his five-year study, he worked for designer offices in Italy and Switzerland. Following the completion of his studies in 1989, Melchior Imboden was employed as an assistant art director in Zurich for two years.


In 1998 he became a member of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and has served as President of AGI Switzerland from 2006 to 2010.