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

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

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

Jiří Kristian Počta

Jiří Kristian Počta

Graphic Designer, DTP Operator

Jiří Kristian Počta

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

Marie Čižmárová

Marie Čižmárová

Graphic Designer, DTP Operator

Marie Čižmárová

Studies and internships

2009–2013 Secondary School of Art and Design in Opava
2013–2019 Tomas Bata University in Zlín
2017 Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice

Professional activities

since 2019 collaboration with Side2

Maruska's awards

2019 The Most Beautiful Czech Books, 3rd place in category Art or Printing School Student Works

David Novák

David Novák

Junior Graphic Designer, DTP Operator

David Novák

Studies

2016–2019 Secondary School of Design in Lysá nad Labem
2019–2020 Scholastika, College of visual communication

Professional activities

2017–2018 external web designer in Mobydyk
2018–2019 designer and DTP operator in Pozitif agency
since 2019 collaboration with Side2

Eliška Šárková

Eliška Šárková

Studio Manager

Eliška Šárková

Studies and internships

2001–2005 The Secondary Graphic school in Písek
2007–2009 The Higher Graphic school Hellichova in Prague
2009–2015 The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
2014 work internship in Hong Kong

Professional activities

2012 collaboration with IRVI
2013 Eva Růžičková jewelry
2017 Czech centres
2018 Sistersconspiracy
2018 Mi fashion label
2019 Woodcock
since 2020 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

Tomáš Cikán (2004, internship), Alice Savoie (2005, internship), Kateřina Vránková (2003–2006), Jan Konopásek (2006), Stefanie Bäuchler (2006, internship), Marion Duval (2007, internship), Luděk Kubík (2003–2008), Jiří Císler (2004–2008), Karel Haloun (2005–2008), 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), Matyáš Folprecht (2018), Magdalena Lindaurová (2018–2019), Kristina Josková (2017–2019)

We really enjoy working for

A69 Architects, Adam Gallery, Bestsport, Casua, Czech centres, 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, Enteria, Eva Eisler, European Economic and Social Committee, Ezpada, Brno Philharmonic, Filmbrigade, Goethe-Institut Prag, Hochtief CZ, Indep, J&T Bank, Kolby, Kladno Municipal Theater, Konsepti, Zuzana Kubíčková, Leeda, Lucky Man Films, Mark's Inc Tokyo, Meridon Funds, Mezipatra, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Miura Hotel, The Moravian Gallery in Brno, The National Gallery in Prague, Negativ, Newsweek CZ, Society of Czech Architects, Josef Pleskot (AP atelier), Jakub Polanka, Prague Fringe, Martin Rajniš (HAMR), Reisten, Sipral, Supraphon, Klára Vytisková, Yinachi, Zlatý řez