This Thursday the 16th edition of Design Dialogues will host long awaited Goran Martin Štimac — accomplished art director, designer, copywriter and occasional curator, photograph and eloquent opinion maker on social media and other platforms. Conversation with Štimac will be a unique opportunity to discover how marketing industry really works, how its propaganda and defensive mechanisms function, how to ensure a good advertising anyway, but also for whom and after all — why? We will also find out Goran’s other preoccupations, from passionate “digging up” of most famous unknown classics of domestic and foreign design to his solo photography and art projects.
Goran Martin Štimac (b. 1971) has been working for many years as a creative and art director in Digitel advertising agency, only to launch his own studio Razum&Osjećaji (Sense&Sensibility), which specializes in art direction in advertising. He has won numerous awards and recognitions at regional and international design and advertising exhibitions such as Effie Croatia, Festo, Zgraf, Exhibition of Croatian Design and may other.
In addition to that Štimac also explores certain segments of graphic design history and has curated so far several exhibitions — Sjajni tragovi (Brilliant Footprints) 1961 — 1995 (about the work of famous Polish-French designer Roman Cieslewicz in Yugoslavia, CDA gallery 2012; Dan D 2015), XXXX — four magazines which are not ashamed (about the design of local and foreign erotic magazines, CDA gallery 2016), and he has also produced a solo exhibition of photo-graphic collages À la Suisse (ULUPUH gallery 2014), inspired by international style in design and architecture. Together with Marko Golub, art critic and curator of CDA gallery he started the edition Small Monographs of Croatian Designers and published his first book Željko Borčić — design, art, photography (HDD, 2015). Štimac is a member of Croatian design society, Section for graphic design and visual communications of ULUPUH, Organizing Committee of Zgraf and Croatian Freelance Artists Association. He lives and works n Zagreb.
Design Dialogues are coordinated and hosted by designer, art critic and copywriter Bojan Krištofić, member of CDSS team. As a sales and exhibition space intended for products and concepts of domestic designers, CDSS initiates their gathering, networking and market promotion, while the audience gets a chance to meet the designers and get informed through casual and direct get-together. See you!