Akiko Stehrenberger


Photograph by Sarah Soquel Morhaim

Akiko Stehrenberger graduated with distinction from the Art Center College of Design with a BFA in Illustration in 2000. She is a multi-award winning movie poster illustrator and designer, who works with directors, movie studios, advertising agencies and brands.

She was handpicked by directors Roman Polanski, Jonathan Glazer, Charlie McDowell, Joe Swanberg, and celebrated by David Lynch, Michael Haneke and more. Her poster for “Bad Milo” was featured on the Conan show, she was deemed “Poster Girl” by Interview magazine in 2011, Creative Review dedicated their January 2011 Monograph to her illustrated movie posters, and Vanity Fair included her “Funny Games” and “Kiss of the Damned” posters in their “Best Movie Posters of All Time” list.

Her clients include: A24, A&E Network, Brothers Marshall, Criterion Collection, FX, IFC Films, Levi’s, Lifetime, Lionsgate, Netflix, The Orchard, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Neon, Prune Nourry Studio, Radius/TWC, Saatchi & Saatchi NY, Sony Pictures, Weiden + Kennedy Amsterdam, Weiden + Kennedy Portland, Willo Perron, and more.

You may visit Akiko’s website by clicking on the following link: http://akikomatic.com

Akiko Stehrenberger / “Da 5 Bloods” / Spike Lee

Akiko Stehrenberger / “John Lewis Good Trouble” / Dawn Porter

Akiko Stehrenberger / “Love Your Dream Until It Loves You Back” / W+K Amsterdam / Nike



Akiko Stehrenberger / “Portrait of Lady on Fire” / Céline Sciamma

Akiko Stehrenberger / “The Last Black Man In San Francisco” / Joe Talbot

Akiko Stehrenberger / “Unbeliavable” / Netflix / Susannah Grant

Akiko Stehrenberger / “The Front Runner” / Jason Reitman

Akiko Stenhrenberger / “The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind” / Chiwetel Ejiofor

Akiko Stehrenberger / “Wildlife” / Paul Dano

Akiko Stehrenberger / “Mercury 13” / David Sington, Heather Walsh

Gold CLIO Award winner 

Akiko Stehrenberger / “A Faithful Man” / Louis Garell

Akiko Stehrenberger / “The Dead Don’t Die” / Jim Jarmusch

Akiko Stehrenberger / “Baskets” / FX / Jonathan Krisel

Akiko Stehrenberger / “White Boy Rick” / Yann Demange

Akiko Stehrenberger / “Serendipity” / Prune Nourry


Akiko Stehrenberger / Karen O + Danger Mouse’s, An Encounter with Lux Prima at The Marciano Art foundation

Akiko Stehrenberger/ “It Follows” / David Robert Mitchell


Selected as one of the best movie posters of 2015

Akiko Stehrenberger / “Baskets” / FX


Akiko Stehrenberger / Summer 2018 Posters



Akiko Stehrenberger / “Donald Cried” / Kris Avedisian

Akiko Stehrenberger / “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot” / Gus Van Sant

Akiko Strenberger / “Ingrid Goes West”/ Matt Spicer

Akiko Stehrenberger / “They’re Watching”/ Micah Wright and Jay Lender


Akiko Stehrenberger / “I, Daniel Blake” / Ken Loach


Akiko Stehrenberger / “Along For The Ride” / Nick Ebeling

Akiko Stehrenberger / “When I Live My Life Over Again” / Robert Edwards


Akiko Stehrenberger / “After The Storm” / Hirokazu Kore-eda



Akiko Stehrenberger / “Colossal” / Nacho Vigalondo

Akiko Stehrenberger / “Nocturnal Animals” / Tom Ford





Akiko Stehrenberger / “Little Sister” / Zack Clark


“The Huffington Post is debuting the poster for Zach Clark’s new film, designed by Akiko Stehrenberger which opens in New York and premieres on VOD platforms Oct. 14. A bittersweet comedy about Colleen Lunsford, a former goth girl who skips town to become a nun.

As its poster shows ― encapsulates America’s conflicting ideals, some of which play out in Colleen as she revisits her childhood and configures her new life.”

Akiko Stehrenberger / ” The Road To Mandalay” / Midi Z


Akiko Stehrenberger / “Cut Bank” / Matt Shakman

Cut Bank won a Golden Trailer Award for Best Independent Poster. The Golden Trailer Awards are the movie poster industries Golden Globes, whereas the Key Art Awards are the Oscars.

Akiko Stehrenberger / Best Movie Posters of 2015 / “Digging for Fire” / Joe Swanberg / “It Follows” / David Robert Mitchell



Akiko Stehrenberger / “La Laguna” / Aaron Schock


Akiko Stehrenberger / “Kiss of The Damned” / Xan Cassavetes


In March 2014, Akiko’s Kiss of the Damned poster won Best Movie poster at South by Southwest Festival, the Jury Award for Excellence in Poster Design as well as the Audience Award.

Akiko Stehrenberger / “Spring Breakers” / Harmony Korine


Akiko Stehrenberger / Best Movie Posters of 2014

Akiko’s posters for: Jonathan Glazer “Under the Skin”,” Blue Ruin” directed by Jeremy Saulnier and “The One I Love” directed by Charlie McDowell have been elected best movie posters of 2014.





Akiko Stehrenberger / Ray-Ban / Never Hide


Akiko Stehrenberger / “La Venus à La Fourrure” / Roman Polanski