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TEAM

TEAM

Meet the people who will create your successful spaces!

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!

Meet the people who will create your successful spaces!

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!

Damjan Geber

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..

Marija Lukić

Head of Finance & Project Manager

Marija has accounting backgrounds in both agencies and retail. Besides crunching numbers, she manages project schedules and production. Outside of the office, she is an adrenaline junkie who enjoys playing all kinds of sports, as well as traveling, cooking and watching movies.

Zoja Ivanišević

Head of Development

Zoja is a cultural manager and art historian who loves business just as much as she does the creative process. After completing her graduate degree at Bocconi University, Zoja gained professional experience and project management skills while working at prominent Italian art institutions and companies in Venice, Milan, and Rome. Even though she appreciates Swiss precision at work, she is a passionate proponent of the Mediterranean lifestyle in her private life.

Kristina Volf

Creative Director & Product Designer

Kristina is a creative director and product designer. Before coming to Brigada, she was a part of Manufakturist design studio, where she created new product solutions and collections. She has worked as a professional designer in the field of product design, interior design, visual communication and illustration. Her favourite part of the process is thinking up creative concepts for successful spaces and products, and she enjoys working in a team. Besides design, Kristina loves jazz music, martial arts and illustration, which are her soul food.

Ena Tadej

Head of Architecture

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.

Petra Ladan

Architect & Project Manager

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.

Siniša Zaninović

Architectural Design Technician & CAD specialist

Siniša brings to the table expertise in all stages of architectural project development, from first sketches to finishing touches on the construction site. His favourite part though is collaborating with his colleagues to find solutions for the problems at hand. He always looks for new ways to streamline workflow and implement technological tools to improve all stages of a project.

Loïc Nadal

Product Designer

Loïc is a product designer with a focus on industrial and furniture design. After completing his studies in Italy, he moved to Northern Europe where he worked for product design agencies and furniture brands, collaborating with a wide variety of clients, from start-ups to global brands. His wide range of experiences allowed him to develop a deep understanding of the creative process and a real passion for cross-disciplinary contexts. Design aside, Loïc loves to cook, keeping alive a four-generation-long family history of chefs.

Boško Opalić

Architect

After working for six years at the Faculty of Architecture, Boško gained experience in all stages of architectural project development on big projects and reconstructions both in office and construction site. His favourite part of the process is seeing how the project evolves from design, detailed drawings, construction site to finished space. On his time off, he enjoys bike rides and a good TV show or movie.

Virna Šonje

Architect

Virna studied Architecture in Zagreb, Estonia and Belgium where she earned her masters degree in Architecture. After receiving education from schools with both technical and artistic background she decided that she wanted to work in an unconventional office and environment. In Brigada she found her happy place enjoying the broad design process and different projects where you learn something new every day. Besides work, she loves hosting and entertaining, cooking and listening to soundtracks from movies. Some of her best ideas usually come while having long walks and runs with her dog LeBron.

Dorotea Šarić

Architect

Dorotea is a Junior Architect who earned her Master’s degree at Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb. During her university days she developed a love for working with students which resulted in being the professor’s assistant. She enjoyed learning and teaching about new architectural materials and technologies which she deems is important today. She believes architecture should be humane and focus on societies’ needs. In her work, Dorotea happily combines her analytical side with the creative process. She takes pleasure in conveying conceptual ideas through graphic sketches and 3D modelling. One of the things she enjoys the most is studying the world of architecture through traveling and thus photographing its details.

We closely collaborate with experts from the following fields:

Behavioral Psychology

Business Management

Retail Consultancy

Brand Strategy

Digital Strategy and Design

Branding and Graphic Design

Biophilic Design and Horticulture

Art Installations