Prof. Robert Lzicar


Prof. Robert Lzicar Studiengangsleiter MA Design

  • Contact hours Tuesday
  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Bern University of the Arts
    Gestaltung und Kunst
    Fellerstrasse 11
    3027 Bern



  • Robert Lzicar is a designer, professor, and researcher. He is based at the Bern University of the Arts HKB, where he teaches design history, directs the MA Design, and coordinates the Research Field Design History. He is co-coordinator of the research project “Swiss Graphic Design & Typography Revisited” (SNSF Sinergia, from October 2016).

    In his academic career, Robert Lzicar is a Ph.D. candidate at the Graduate School of the Arts of the University of Bern and the HKB. Previously, he earned an MA in Research on the Arts at the University of Bern and a CAS qualification programme for young researchers at Swiss art universities. As undergraduate, he studied Information/Medien (Diplom FH) at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd and Visuelle Kommunikation at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich (today Zürcher Hochschule der Künste).

    As a designer, Robert Lzicar is a partner in the design studio STVG in Zurich. Before that, he worked for WBG AG für Visuelle Kommunikation (in the competition for the ninth series of Swiss banknotes), Trix Barmettler and Miriam Bossard as well as Designalltag Zürich – Ruedi Rüegg. At the Institute of Technology in Architecture at ETH Zurich, he was responsible for communication at the Chair of Building Technology.

    Robert Lzicar focuses on design-led innovation as well as historical topics and historiography in the fields of graphic design and visual communication. He organized the symposia “It Wasn’t Written” (with Julia Meer, MoMA, New York, 2018), “Mapping Graphic Design History in Switzerland” (HKB, 2014) and is editor of the publication of the same name (with Davide Fornari, Triest Verlag, 2016).


Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • German - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • French - Elementary proficiency