Bruketa Davor

Associate members VII. Department of Fine Arts
Bruketa Davor

Date of birth:

  • 1973

Place of birth:

  • Zagreb


  • BRUKETA&ŽINIĆ&GREY, Nova Ves 17, 10 000 Zagreb


  • +385 95 6064 022


Bruketa Davor

Associate members VII. Department of Fine Arts

Membership in Academy:

  • associate member – Department of Fine Arts (5/16/2024 – …)

Curriculum Vitae

Davor Bruketa was born on 7 November 1973 in Zagreb. He completed the Fifth Gymnasium in Zagreb in 1992. In 1995 together with Nikola Žinić he founded Bruketa&Žinić OM. He graduated from the Design Study Programme at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb in 1997. After his graduation, until 2001, he worked as an assistant in the Designing course of the Design Study Programme. Since 2001 he has been fully dedicated to design in practice. He has been professionally engaged in design since 1993 when he won first place in the 28th Zagreb Salon visual identity public contest (under the mentorship of Ivan Doroghy).

Bruketa is creative director at Bruketa&Žinić&Grey Studio, which has been a harbinger of creative innovation in Central and Eastern Europe for almost three decades and has generated generations of designers.  He works on projects for Croatian and foreign clients. The projects under his creative leadership have won hundreds of awards from all prestigious Croatian and global contests and exhibitions such as Art Directors Club New York, d&Ad London, Cannes Lions, AiGA, Nagoya Design dO, ZGrAF, Hdd, Youth Salon, and many others.

His “Hope” book design is featured in the AiGA Collection at the Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library (Butler Library) and the Yale University’s Robert Haas Arts Library. The projects under his leadership are regularly exhibited in Cannes, at Red Dot Museums in Singapore and Essen and in almost all major design reviews in the world.

Davor Bruketa has served as a permanent New York Cresta Awards Grand Jury member, as well as a jury member or jury chair of many prestigious professional competitions such as Cannes Lions, d&Ad London, AdC New York, Red Dot, Graphis, Young Guns New York, Young Lions Finland, New York Festivals, OneScreen New York, Hiiibrand in China, Madstars in South Korea and Luxembourg Design Awards. He was also the first Eastern European jury chair of London International Awards and Luxembourg Design Awards. The projects under his leadership have been regularly featured in Graphis, Print, Contagious, AdAge, Campaign, Communication Arts, HOW, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Independent, Forbes, Insider, Dezeen, Design boom and thousands of other media publications worldwide.

Davor Bruketa is a member of the Board of the Scientific Council for Tourism and Space at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He was a member of the President of the Republic’s 2018 Croatian Identity Development Task Force, chair of the Croatian Association of Communications Agencies /in Croatian HURA/ from 2015 to 2019 and a member of the Board of the Croatian Designers Association /in Croatian HDD/ from 2005 to 2012.

He regularly writes about design, and gives talks in Croatia and abroad.