Creating successful spaces is challenging, so we need the best architects, product designers, retail experts, project managers and unique creatives to make our project come to life. Meet us!
CEO & Creative Director
A pioneer of functional retail design in Southeast Europe, Damjan creates stores for major regional and international clients. He relentlessly explores new ways of creating successful offices, stores and event interiors while strengthening Brigada’s team with the best experts and creatives. Damjan created Brigada as a training ground for interior designers, since the local schools don’t offer education in this particular field. He’s a sharp dresser and passionate cook who likes visiting the Americas every year to gather inspiration.
Ivana uses her vast experience as a marketing account manager to oversee the team’s productivity, efficiency and Brigada’s business development. A mom of two who doesn’t have fixed working hours due to her crucial role on the team, Ivana is a master in juggling both her private and business responsibilities.
Vlatka’s innovative souvenir concept inspired by Croatia’s rich culinary tradition won her an award for best student design project at Zagreb’s School of Design. Her main focus within the Brigada’s team is furniture design based on the lifestyles and rituals of its users. Vlatka’s a Muay Thai fighter with a hedonistic side closely documented on her Instagram.
Architect & Head of Special Projects
Marina is our leading creative with vast design experience ranging from global brand stores to Red Dot winning exhibitions. She likes taking imperfections found at construction sites and integrating them into the final design. Different world views are her main inspiration, so she devours a few novels per week.
Retail Strategist & Project Manager
Ivana explores customer behavior in retail spaces to find the best ways a store can sell more and become a great brand touchpoint. Ivana’s retail insights are the basis for creative concepts of successful spaces. She studied marketing and is now focused on the field of neuromarketing. Ivana likes to get inspired by travelling and she adores almost everything about Latin American culture – the music, the dance, the language, and the fun-loving people.
Architect & Project Manager
Ena enjoys all the stages of project development, from drawing board to construction site, but her favorite part is thinking up a creative concept for a successful space. Her main inspiration is music, from Bowie to Queens of the Stone Age and Mozart’s Requiem. She’s a jazz-dancer who also enjoys silence of the deep sea while diving.
Head of Design
While studying in Padua, Italy, Dominik had the chance to collaborate with noted Italian companies and manufacturers. He is a proponent of fully customized product design, so he even designed some of the furniture in his own apartment. Dominik likes biking and translates his passion for traditional Mediterranean way of life into a brand of olive oil, made from handpicked olives from his family’s olive orchard in Central Istria.
Architect & Project Manager
Jelena came to Brigada after working as an architect in Barcelona and Šibenik. She searches for links between art and architecture, using those links as an inspiration for creating living spaces, corporate interiors and designs for conventions and events. She loves theatre and hopes she’ll one day do a stage design for a major production.
Ana came to Brigada as an intern and worked her way to her the first professional job. She’s an admirer of Dieter Rams, so highly functional products are her forte. When’s she’s not creating and prototyping furniture, Ana enjoys hiking, swimming and going to the gym.
Architect (External Associate)
Petra’s favorite part of project development is choosing the right materials and textures. She likes to explore unusual and remote places, where she finds interesting details, materials and textures which are later used as inspiration for her work. A fan of F. L. Wright, Petra explores new ways of connecting architecture with nature.
Domagoj Blažević – Photographer / Martina Knežević – Visual Merchandiser / Domagoj Kunić – Photographer / Srđan Laterza – Copywriter / Boris Surya – Behavioral Psychologist