Team Chopstick

Claudio Gallasch

Claudio Gallasch (*1989), who grew up in Basel, is founder and industrial designer at Staub & Gallasch.After graduating from the Gymnasium Kirschgarten with a focus on creative design, he travelled for a year. He spent 6 months on his bicycle, travelling through Europe, the Balkans and North Africa. He then spent several months in the Middle East, including three months in Syria to teach himself Arabic.

After a 6-month internship at the Museum für Gestaltung Zurich, he began his studies in industrial design at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design. In addition to his studies, he also led the project “Blick-Wechsel-Auf-Aus-Aus-Stellung” for the Museum der Kulturen Basel together with Anina Jendreyko and worked as a trainer and corporate identity manager for CrossFit Basel. During his time at CrossFit Basel, he took part in the CrossFit European Championships three times and won a Swiss championship title in powerlifting. His passion for sport led him to pause his studies for two years and in 2015 he designed his final thesis at the FHNW together with Stefan Staub. They received the Swiss BA Design Award for their work.

Stefan Staub

Born in 1985 and raised in Bern, Switzerland, Stefan Staub is a founder and industrial designer at Staub & Gallasch.

His professional career began in 2002 with an apprenticeship as a polymechanic. After completing his training, he worked for two years as a Geometry Mechanic at Georg Fischer Ltd. in Bern and Biel, before beginning further training as a HF technician at the Technician School in Bern and successfully completing this in 2011. Since 2010, he has been working as a technician in the Research and Development department at Georg Fischer Ltd., where he gained initial experience in project management as well as working as a CAD designer.

He began studying industrial design 2012 at the FHNW Academy of Art and Design graduated 2015. In addition to his studies, he also worked 50% in the research and development department at Georg Fischer Ltd. Due to his past in mechanical engineering, he perceives himself as a technically oriented designer who is very keen on the interdisciplinary discourses, which he considers to be an indispensable fuel of creativity.

It was during his diploma semester at the FHNW that he met Claudio Gallasch with whom he decided to tackle the final project. Their cooperation turned out to be so successful that they founded Staub & Gallasch GmbH.

Jacqueline Brügger

Jacqueline Brügger (*1988), born in Bern and raised in the Bernese Oberland, is a graphic designer at Staub & Gallasch.

In 2005 she began her training as a polygraph at Berner Druckerei Stämpfli AG. Accompanying her apprenticeship, she completed her professional design Matura, completing both in 2009. She then worked for two years as a graphic designer and polygrapher for a small communications agency in Berne, where she was also jointly responsible for training apprentices.

In 2011 she began her studies in visual communication at the the FHNW Academy of Art and Design with a focus on typography and successfully graduated in 2014. After completing her studies, she worked for the Büro für Kommunikationsdesign at the FHNW for about two years.

Since October 2016 she has worked for the communications office skop in Berne and as a freelance graphic designer at Staub & Gallasch.

In addition to graphics, Jacqueline Brügger is also interested and committed to the cultural sector. Since the beginning of her studies in 2011, she has been working for the concert and party venue ISC Club in Bern. She has been on the board of this association since 2013 and heads the advertising and communications department. In summer 2016 she also took over the presidency of the club.

David Hostettler
After the preliminary course at the School of Design in Bern and Biel, David Hostettler (*1987) completed an apprenticeship as a graphic designer EFZ in a communications and advertising agency. After successfully completing his studies in social work at the Bern University of Applied Sciences, he now works as a social worker and freelance graphic designer. He is currently working on a project at Staub & Gallasch.