Manasteriotti DS works on selected branding projects with creative clients who value expertise, dedication, attention to detail and personal communication.
Igor Manasteriotti — Art Director, BFA Graphic Design
Igor was born in 1977 in Zagreb. With both parents being architects he was hanging around their studio from the early age, immersed in drawing, watercolors and collage. In 1987 he moved to Moscow, Russia where he learned the language and spent next seven and a half years calling it home. Moscow is where he first found out about graphic design starting with design of high-school posters and yearbooks. Graphically simple, constructivist style of visual communication heavily influenced his design development. In 1996 he graduated from the Anglo-American High School of Moscow.
After years of preparation, he was accepted to the renowned Rhode Island School of Design choosing graphic design as his major. After graduation he returned to Zagreb gaining valuable experience in one of the best creative agencies in the region — Bruketa&Žinić OM. Excelling in visual and corporate identity design, in 2006 he was promoted to the position of Art Director of Brandoctor, the first branding agency in Croatia (partner agency of B&Ž). Focusing on brand development allowed him to specialize in visual identity and product packaging, rebranding some of the largest Croatian brands in the process. After four very productive years at Brandoctor, it was time to get out on his own. In late 2010, together with graphic designer Mia Marić he forms Manasteriotti∞Maric studio. As of 2016 studio is known as Manasteriotti DS.
In his career spanning seventeen years Igor art directed projects for large national clients from diverse industries, such as: Hypo-Alpe-Adria Bank (banking), Osijek Brewery (alcoholic beverages), Lantea Group and Tekstilpromet (textiles), FINA (finance), TDR (tobacco), Adris (investments), Froddo (footwear), Kraš (food), Tele2 and Terrakom, (telecommunications), Cromaris (fishery), one2play (toy distribution), Maistra (tourism), Croatian Chamber of Commerce (business), Produkti Pitania (food), Arabesca (coffee), Storm (motor oil), etc.
He's a professional member of Croatian Designer's Society, Croatian Freelance Artists Association and a RISD alum.
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Mia Marić — Contributing Art Director, BFA Graphic Design
Mia was born in 1983 in Zagreb. Her creative nature was evident from a very young age — she loved sewing, painting and creating paper sculptures. It was no surprise that she enrolled and graduated from Zagreb School of Architecture, Faculty of Design beginning her graphic design career at Zagreb-based Futura DDB agency. Soon she joined the Brandoctor team as a designer, working with Igor on clients from a wide variety of industries. Three years later, Igor and Mia decide to become partners, forming studio Manasteriotti∞Marić (M∞M).
Pursuing her long-time interest in fashion, Mia develops CLOX — first brand of stilettos with fully-functional clocks. CLOX quickly becomes a full-time M∞M project, combining brand strategy, graphic design, photography, advertising, social media and PR to create a truly original shoe, hand-made in a family-owned factory. CLOX has since been featured in over seventy domestic and foreign publications and is being sold in numerous stores in Croatia, as well as online. In 2016 Mia decided to focus more of her time developing the CLOX brand. M∞M studio was renamed as Manasteriotti DS, with Mia serving as contributor on per project basis.
Mia's specialties lie in fashion design, packaging development and creative direction of editorials and image campaigns.
In her career she worked on following notable regional clients: Vedrini (snacks), Arabesca (coffee), Osijek Brewery (alcoholic beverages), Deltron (air-conditioning), McDonald's (food), as well as numerous smaller clients from a wide variety of industries.
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On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/miamaric
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