Beauty POS is a startup aimed towards developing a SaaS for managing finances, employees, inventory and pretty much everything a beauty salon owner would need.
Beauty POS is grounded in reality and believes that actions speak louder than words, but they are also a brand with a strong voice and connection to the customers and users. The tool really works and the brand stands behind it without a doubt, but they also want to engage small business owners on a more personal level they can identify with and get inspired by.
The Croatian Cultural Home Sušak is a public institution founded in 2018. It is located on a heritage site in Rijeka, Croatia, and as a newly founded institution it strives to become a recognisable cultural symbol of the city.
This project was a public competition, it is not realised.
Coauthors: Paula Sobat
Bien is a design studio dedicated to giving digital products a thought-out and an intentional user experience. High attention to detail, experience and a thorough understanding of the business side is the way they do it.
Visit their website and check out what they're all about on bien.studio
Design for a series of book covers for Tatjana Divjak, a Croatian based life coach, motivational speaker, soft skills trainer, storyteller and author of the presented four books in the field of personal development.
A special mention and thanks goes to the amazing HOT Type foundry for providing their Punta Display typeface for this project, which was a perfect fit with the high contrast illustrations depicting the topics of the books.
Grain Kitchen is a small, independently-run casual restaurant with a focus on whole grains, their global-inspired menu comprises vibrant and healthful offerings, presented in the form of ‘grain bowls’.
The basis of all the bowls is, of course, the grain itself; they like to discover and use lesser-known as well as more traditional grains, but transform them in a contemporary way to make creative and nourishing dishes. Alongside the grain, they also like to add different condiments or ‘sides` to the bowl; vibrant, seasonal vegetables, textural greens and meat and vegan-friendly protein-rich options.
Time, attention and care are core factors in everything Grain Kitchen makes; they also like to experiment with pickles, preserves, marinades and cures. Their goal is to find a balance of different flavours to create an aesthetically pleasing and nutritionally rich meal.
The Grain Kitchen team firmly believes that food should not only be beautiful, but taste delicious and make you feel great after you’ve eaten it.
Check out their website and complete offering here
Food photography by courtesy of Grain Kitchen
Boredom is defined as unpleasant secondary emotion. It is indefinable absence of something-or-other.
This project explores positive sides of boredom, amongst which the most interesting is creativity. What happens when a viewer is bored? Is boredom making viewer more creative? This work presents small everyday objects we are all familiar and surrounded with. Objects are randomly chosen and photographed in a floor plan with a generic white background. Thus, they have lost all connotation and meaning. Viewer is the one that gives the objects meaning. He is creating a story behind objects as the answer of feeling of bored when looking at them.
MA project by Ema Gerovac, graphic design cooperation with Filip Pomykalo.
Mare [name originating from the seaside of Croatia, at the same time an expression referring to the sea] is a concept for a restaurant in Dubrovnik where one can experience tradition, local flavor, Dalmatian spices and aromas wrapped in contemporary Croatian design. Fusion of past and present is presented in fast&affordable high-quality local cuisine and relaxed atmosphere.
Mare is an alternative branding and identity design proposal for BARBA Restaurant. It is an unrealised design concept.
Coauthors: Marita Bonacic and Negra Nigoevic
This research focuses on the contemporary phenomenon of copying within the field of visual culture. Working with the notion that the copying process doesn’t necessarily have to be perceived as a tool for de-generation of the context and the image itself, I attempt to explore the act of copying as a contemporary phenomenon through which multiple identities emerge or get ascribed by the transformation of the original artefact’s context. Throughout history the copy was mostly followed by doubtful “reputation”, thus I intend to question whether that perception has or could be changed within the contemporary society.
My intention is to explore and try to create a visual experience which allows the space for contemplation. The goal is primarily evoking meaning rather than boldly presenting the “truth”. So instead of trying to prove something, I intend to observe and think about solutions with an objective to find out wether there are alternative interpretations to the mentioned ideas, and what the boundaries of these interpretations are.
The main motif of this research is a single image, an old postcard which has become a part of the public domain, loosing its status of copyright. By the processes of deconstruction, postproduction, and reinterpretation I turned the postcard into a contemporary print and put it into public circulation. The print is given out with instructions for the receivers to reinterpret it in any way they find suitable, whereupon I assume the role of a mere coordinator instead of author by gathering the documentation of the re-contextualisation processes, and finally present the generated content in the form of a documentary artist-book.
This is conceived as a “never-ending” project, and the engagement of the audience is the only way for the project to continue evolving. It is an ongoing investigative research, and I believe this work must be taken away from me to fulfil its purpose. After my first intervention of “erasing” the primary context of the postcard, my authorship stops and I become a collector and organiser of information and evidence.
Photography (project presentation): Nikola Zelmanovic
Responsive Spaces is a startup working at the intersection of technology and design — offering an integrated view on digital media system design.
They are specialists for innovative and captivating media solutions with a strong focus on realtime and collaborative systems, in virtual as well as in real spaces.
The concept behind the branding approach is to create a modular visual identity, mainly represented by a transformative logo as a tool to convey the message of a constantly changing sphere of new media. The aesthetic literally describes responsiveness as a quality of reacting quickly and positively with a goal to adjust to a given state or situation. The identity conveys the “connecting the opposites” philosophy by demonstrating the intersection of technology and design through a visual contrast, at the same time working as a coherent visual.
Outsorced for branding and graphic design by START_APARAT, a brand of Netural and Bruketa&Zinic OM.
BARBA [’ba:bə - Dalmatian colloquial expression for uncle, old gentleman, old man, man of the sea, fisherman] is the place in Dubrovnik where one can experience tradition, local flavor, Dalmatian spices and aromas wrapped in contemporary Croatian design. Fusion of past and present is presented in fast&affordable high-quality local cuisine and relaxed atmosphere. Barba - prime gourmet spot for on-the-go fish & seafood dishes in Dubrovnik.
Coauthors: Marita Bonacic and Negra Nigoevic
The Swanky Mint is a hostel in a renovated dry cleaning and textile-dye factory dating back to the 19th century. The interior was preserved to keep the industrial atmosphere, from which the visual identity is derived as a modern representation of the visual language from that time. A contemporary graphical treatment of typefaces and a set of icons for a signage system accompany, and at the same time, work as a modern touch to the vintage interior.
Coauthors: Negra Nigoevic
A project, conference and exhibition in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. The exhibition introduces artistic projects and practises which had paved the way for a radical break of art in society during the early 20th century. The chronological timeline in the exhibition space merges historical facts with works of art and textual information regarding artistic movements and manifestos. The timeline is supported by floor graphics that extend it to the tables in the exhibition space that contain works mentioned in the timeline.
Coauthors: Negra Nigoevic
Exhibition in the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, introducing three merged artistic experiences. Those of Oleg Kulik, Josip Vaništa and the Blue Noses Group. It communicates the process of dramatic social events during the time of transition to post socialism.
Our goal was to set the audience into context and induce their perception. The focus was to create a certain ambient and to reconstruct the artist's perspectives. The linear layout of the show walks us through exhibition zones of artists individually. Ending in a conjoint area, where works from all confront the topic. Dark tunnels enhance the transitory spaces between zones. They are contemplative and anticipating corridors. These interpolations were designed to enhance the tense atmosphere surrounding the theme.
The catalog features a coherent layout with a typographic style also used in the exhibition.
Coauthors: Negra Nigoevic and Katarina Peric
Selection of logo designs for various visual identity and branding projects.
Coauthors: Negra Nigoevic
The guiding principle for this research is my interest in the redefined concept of the original in image making, occurring as a result of the mass reproduction/copying phenomenon, and how to visually question and interpret it.
The process conducted involves using a mass copying technique (photocopy) to manipulate an original motif and finally produce an outcome which is also perceived as an original. The outcome consists of 3 zines, each created in 20 different and unique copies.