Nela Dunato

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Nela Dunato is an artist, designer, writer, and teacher from Croatia. She’s been working as a graphic designer since 2005, and has started her own design consultancy in 2013. Her focus is helping passion-driven businesses to create expressive brand identities and exceptional client experiences.

She’s the author of the book “The Human Centered Brand” that teaches service based business owners and creatives how to create an authentic brand and grow meaningful relationships with their clients.

She also teaches design as a course instructor, leads in-person workshops, and speaks at IT, business, and cultural events. She’s been writing articles about art, design, marketing, business, and creativity for over a decade.

Speaking experience

  • ACE! 2019 (23-24 May 2019, Krakow, Poland) – Talk and workshop
  • WordCamp Europe 2018 (16 June 2018, Belgrade, Serbia) – Video
  • Brendaonica” – social media branding workshop co-host (11 May 2019, Rijeka, Croatia)
  • “Branding in the Travel Industry” workshop at Hubbazia – Creative Tourism Lab (24 April 2019, Opatija, Croatia)
  • “Branding & Creative Entrepreneurship” workshop at Science and Technology Park Rijeka (21 March 2019, Rijeka, Croatia)
  • “Design Your Creative Process” workshop at Science and Technology Park Rijeka (24 January 2019, Rijeka, Croatia)
  • “Naming and Brand Identity Design Basics” workshop at Rijeka Startup Incubator (27 February 2019, Rijeka, Croatia)
  • “Branding and Commercialization in the Travel Industry” workshop at Science and Technology Park Rijeka (13 December 2018, Rijeka, Croatia)
  • Lean on Yourself – Lean In Circle Osijek (16 November 2018, Osijek, Croatia)
  • Digital Olympus 2018 (20 September 2018, online)
  • Rikon 2018 (5–7 October 2018, Rijeka, Croatia) – Panelist & speaker
  • “Create a Resonant, Remarkable & Sustainable Brand” workshop – Stress Free Systems Summer School (24 July 2018, online)
  • Project Management Meetup Zagreb (14 February 2018, Zagreb, Croatia) – Video
  • “Logo Design Crash Course” at WebCamp Zagreb (5 October 2017, Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Rijeka City Library Business Corner (19 September 2017, Rijeka, Croatia)
  • WordCamp Zagreb 2017 (2 September 2017, Zagreb, Croatia) – Keynote, Best Speaker Award (voted by the audience) – Video
  • WordCamp London 2017 (19 March 2017, London, UK) – Video
  • Career Booster (5 March 2017, Rijeka, Croatia)
  • “Design Your Creative Process” workshop (3 March 2017, Rijeka, Croatia)
  • WebCamp Zagreb 2016 (29 October 2016, Zagreb, Croatia) – Video
  • WebTalks Rijeka Meetup (29 September 2016, Rijeka, Croatia)
  • WordCamp Split 2016 (3 September 2016, Split, Croatia) – Best Speaker Award (voted by the audience)
  • “Content marketing” workshop at Science and Technology Park Rijeka (4 February 2016, Rijeka, Croatia)
  • WordPress Meetup Zagreb #10 (27 November 2015, Zagreb, Croatia)
  • Rikon 2015 (10 October 2015, Rijeka, Croatia) – Workshop
  • Rikon 2013 (12 October 2013, Rijeka, Croatia)
  • Eurocon 2012 (29 April 2012, Zagreb, Croatia) – Panelist & workshop

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