Ralph Schraivogel was born in 1960 in Lucerne, Switzerland. He studied graphic design at the Schule für Gestaltung Zürich from 1977 to 1982. After receiving his diploma, he opened his own graphic design studio in Zurich. He designs print media and devotes himself above all to poster design.
Ten years after graduating, Schraivogel returned to the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich as a lecturer, where he continued to teach until 2001. During 2000-2001 he was a guest professor at the Berlin University of the Arts. Since 2003 he teaches at the Luzern University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
One-man shows in many locations including Tokyo, Osaka, Tehran, Paris, and Zurich, have helped make his poster work known to a wider public. His posters are part of numerous collections around the world including the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.