We are a creative design shop. We dream up new brands, visual identities, film & theatre posters, books & magazines, exhibitions and information systems in the areas of commerce, culture and non-profit. We often work with architects, for architects and have learned how to inject the language of clarity and understandability into the visual vocabulary of all our clients. For over 20 years our work has been on the receiving end of numerous awards and accolades both here at home and abroad.

Tomáš Machek

Tomáš Machek

Founder, Creative Director

Tomáš Machek (1970)

Studies and internships

1984–1988 The Secondary School of Applied Art in Prague
1988–1994 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague
1993 Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam
1993/94 Dumbar Studio in Den Haag

Professional milestones

1993–2006 artdirector of the magazine Zlatý řez
since 1995 member of Typo Design Club Prague
1995–2004 assistant professor of the studio of Visual Communication, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague
1996–2003 co-founder and artdirector of the magazine Deleatur
1997–2003 partner and member of the Studio Machek & Babák
1999–2010 Vice-Chairman of the Organizing Committee of The International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno
since 2003 partner and member of the studio Side2

Tom's awards

1991 Herb Lubalin Medal, International Typeface Center, New York
1995 Minister of Culture Prize for the graphic designers up to 35 years, The Most Beautiful Czech
Books, Prague
1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2004 The Most Beautiful Czech Books, Prague
1997 National Design Award 96, Design Center, Brno (together with P. Babák)
2000 Alfons Mucha Prize, The 19th Brno Biennial
2001 Excellent Design 2000, Design Center, Brno (together with P. Babák)
2003 Prize of Typo Design Club

Richard Jaroš

Richard Jaroš

Senior Graphic Designer

Richard Jaroš (1989)

Studies and internships

2008–2012 Tomas Bata University in Zlín
2010–2011 Bern University of the Arts in Switzerland
2011–2012 Lava Design in Amsterdam
2012–2015 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague

Professional activities

since 2014 collaboration with Side2

Richard's awards

2014 ADC Creative Awards 2014 (Louskáček), silver in category Corporate Identity/Logo Design
2015 European Design Awards 2015, silver in category Student Projects

Magdaléna Lindaurová

Magdaléna Lindaurová

Graphic Designer, DTP Operator

Magdaléna Lindaurová (1987)

2002–2006 Art School of Design in Prague

Professional activities

2006–2008 graphic designer and photo editor at Mafra a.s.
2008–2014 collaboration with ReDesign graphic studio
2015–2018 designer of books at publishing house Mladá frota
since 2018 collaboration with Side2

Jiří Kristian Počta

Jiří Kristian Počta

Graphic Designer, DTP Operator

Jiří Kristian Počta (1984)

2001–2005 The Secondary Graphic school Hellichova in Prague

Professional activities

2005–2006 graphic designer and DTP operator at publishing house Tigis
2006–2007 head of DTP studio and CTP at publishing house Tigis
2007–2008 graphic designer at publishing house Bauer Media
2008–2018 graphic designer and art director at publishing house Bauer Media
since 2018 collaboration with Side2

Matyáš Folprecht

Matyáš Folprecht

DTP Operator

Matyáš Folprecht (1998)

2013–2017 The Secondary Graphic school Hellichova in Prague
since 2017 collaboration with Side2

Kristýna Josková

Kristýna Josková

Studio Manager

Kristýna Josková (1991)

2006–2010 English Secondary School in Pardubice
2010–2016 Graphic Design, Prague College in Prague
since 2017 collaboration with Side2


Studio awards

2003 The Best Calendar of the Year
2004 The Most Beautiful Czech Books, Prague
2004 The Best Typographic Calendar of the Year
2004 Czech Film and Television Academy Award for the Best Film Poster
2005 The Best Typographic Calendar of the Year
2007 Graphic Designer of the year, Czech Grand Design
2007 The Best Photo Calendar of the Year
2007 The Most Beautiful Czech Books, Prague
2007 Excellent Design and Journalists Prize, Design Center Czech Republic
2009 The Most Beautiful Czech Books, Prague
2010 European Design Awards, silver in category Company Implementation
2012 European Design Awards, gold in category Magazines
2013 Czech Film and Television Academy Award for the Best Film Poster
2014 European Design Awards, bronze in category Signs & Displays
2015 Czech Film and Television Academy Award for the Best Film Poster

People from our past

Luděk Kubík (2003–2008), Kateřina Vránková (2003–2006), Tomáš Cikán (2004, internship), Jiří Císler (2004–2008), Alice Savoie (2005, internship), Karel Haloun (2005–2008), Jan Konopásek (2006), Stefanie Bäuchler (2006, internship), Iva Pospíšilová (2007–2008), Marion Duval (2007, internship), Pauline Soler (2008, internship), Sunita Sodhi (2008, internship), Jindřich Zvelebil (2008–2009), Olga Benešová (2008–2011), Lenka Stodůlková (2012–2014), Léa Broucaret (2015, internship), Marie Burdová (2009–2016), Sára Davidová (2016), Anna Císlerová (2007–2016), Marek Prokop (2004–2018), Marius Corradini (2006–2018)

We really enjoy working for

A69 Architects, Adam Gallery, Casua, Czech Chamber of Architects, The Czech Academy of Sciences, Jakub Cigler Architects, Child Crisis Center, CMC Architects, ČSOB, Czech Technical University in Prague, Dawson Productions, Dolní oblast Vítkovice, dTest, Eva Eisler, European Economic and Social Committee, Ezpada, Brno Philharmonic, Filmbrigade, Goethe-Institut Prag, Hochtief CZ, Indep, J&T Bank, Kladno Municipal Theater, Konsepti, Zuzana Kubíčková, Leeda, Lucky Man Films, Mark's Inc Tokyo, Meridon Funds, Metrostav, Mezipatra, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Miura Hotel, The Moravian Gallery in Brno, The National Gallery in Prague, Negativ, Newsweek CZ, Jakub Polanka, Prague Fringe, Sipral, Supraphon, Klára Vytisková, Yinachi, Zlatý řez