Cedomir Kostovic was born 1952 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He earned his BFA and MFA degrees from the Sarajevo Academy of Fine Arts, where he taught graphic design until 1991. Invited as an Artist in Residence, he spent one year at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Since 1992 he has been teaching graphic design and illustration classes in the Department of Art and Design at Missouri State University, where he now holds the position of professor.
In addition to teaching, Cedomir’s professional activities include: creative graphic design in commercial, cultural, and social contexts; organizing international poster exhibitions; publishing critical essays and articles and graphic design, and presenting lectures at various institutions.
He has been active in the international poster scene since 1980, and has exhibited at most major poster events in Poland, France, Belgium, Finland, Russia, Check Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Israel, Mexico, Japan, China, Iran, Taiwan, Turkey, South America, New Zealand, Brazil, Great Britain and the USA.
His work has been awarded with over hundred national and international prizes and featured in many books, catalogs and periodicals, which deal with contemporary graphic design. Cedomir’s posters are included in prestigious poster collections worldwide.