Founder & Director of Studio Echt
Jakub Ptačin is a designer and brand strategist with an inclination towards civic engagement. Forbes has ranked him among the 30 most talented Slovaks, multiple times. He founded and runs the brand experience design company Studio Echt. He co-founded and hosts By Design Conference, one of the world's best design conferences, and launched Hikemates, the biggest CEE hiking club and magazine publishing house, and Nosene, a special high-end second-hand store. When in Bratislava, you can grab lunch or breakfast at Jakub’s Bistro 24, and he’s also the man behind the Slovensko.Digital initiative.