Award winning brand designer
Award winning brand designer

Experience & education

As a Chief Creative Officer I manages a young creative agency Amblem in building products and services with a focus on branding and design. From fashion lines to political campaigns, I believe in the importance of getting good insights before building better experiences. Prior to Amblem, I was Head of Private Label Design at Croatians leading home improvement retail chain. Prior to the role I was Head of Corporate Identity at the same company, responsible for the development of all brand standards and management of the design department. Apart from the in-house roles in the retail industry, my background in industrial and graphic design allowed me to work for global brands like Nestle, Ford, etc. I have a Doctor of Science Degree in Graphic Technology and Design and a MA in Design, and have worked at several Universities as a Lecturer in the field of Visual communications and Design in Market communications.

Jury

2023 Jury member of Mad Stars, Busan, South Korea 

2022 Jury member of Clio Awards, Design craft category, New York, USA

2017 – 2019 Jury member of Big Idea – the Communication Umbrella Concept of Istrian tourism, Region of Istria, Croatia

2016 – 2019 Jury member of A’Design Awards design competition, Como, Italy

2016 Jury member of Ad Venture Competition, European Institute of commercial communications education / European Association of Communications Agencies, International

2016 Mentor at the International Marketing Week, “Packaging Design and Sustainable Development”, Ephec and Colruyt Group, Louvain La Neuve, Belgium

Awards

2023 Platinum medal, for excellency in innovation, Bucharest, Romania 

2023 Gold, IR design, Inova, Zagreb, Croatia

2023 Gold medal, IR design, Innovation and Creative education Fair for Youth ICE-USV, Suecava, Romania

2023 Gold medal for Innovation, Euroinvent, Iasi, Romania

2020 Silver, Jewlery design, International design awards, Los Angeles, USA

2019 Finalist, Hidden future – tangible + digital, Zagreb Design Week, Zagreb, Croatia

2017 Winner, Bronze A’design award, A’design award & Competition, category Packaging design, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy

2017 Nominee, Prime “Designer of the Year” nomination by IAD members (International Association of Designers), International

2017 Runner-Up, A’design award & Competition, category Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy

2016 Finalist, “New memories” redesign challenge, Mixer House, Belgrade, Serbia 2012 Finalist, category Packaging design, Magdalena International Festival of Creative

Communication, Maribor, Slovenia

2011 Winner, Core77 Design Awards Notable Professional award for Tea Packaging design in the category “Never saw the light of day”, New York, USA 

2011 Winner, logo design competition for the Ministry of Justice Republic of Croatia, Zagreb, Croatia

2010 Winner of the award “100 most promising young designers under 30 years from South Eastern Europe”, Zagreb, Croatia

2010 Bronze, audience award winner and only single exhibitor awarded at the event D-Day, Zagreb, Croatia

2010 Finalist, Christmas tree super store, Croatian Design Society, Zagreb, Croatia

2008 Winner, Home appliance design awarded by the Croatian design society to be among the best industrial design productions in Croatia in the years 2007 / 2008, Zagreb, Croatia

2006 Finalist, “Dress a chair” competition as a part of the event “Fashion Closet” of the Faculty of Textile Technology in Zagreb, Croatia