Platform for the Democratization of Academic Publishing (DAP)DAP aims to create a democratic, reliable, and efficient infrastructure that will change the rules of the game in academic publishing to support the European Research Area, Open Research Europe, and the Digital Europe Program.Our visual identity is based on vibrant colors and visuals created by AI.
It combines shades of green, symbolizing growth, uplift, and the dissemination of knowledge, with energetic orange representing democracy and change.
Our key visual portrays a hot air balloon, symbolizing the uplift of ideas and the free dissemination of knowledge.Through the combination of green and orange colors, the key visual, and modern design, DAP is presented as a progressive platform that brings change to the academic world. Our goal is to improve the way knowledge is shared.
Branimir Kolarek has been working professionally in the field of visual communications since 2000. He graduated from the Art Academy of the University of Split (Visual Communication Design).He is a member of two professional associations, HDD – (Croatian Design Society) and ULUPUH – (Croatian Association of Fine Artists of Applied Arts) where he holds the position of vice president of the graphic design section. He exhibited at numerous group exhibitions.Working for the commercial sector, he spent part of his professional career as an employee or external associate in advertising agencies and design studios (Futura DDB, Sensus Design Factory, Restart) where he worked on projects related to clients or brands: Peugeot, Subaru, Citroen, Porsche Design, McDonalds, Zagrebačka banka...For the past ten years, he has occasionally worked on projects for the Faculties of Civil Engineering and Architecture at the University of Zagreb and the Croatian Restoration Institute.Since 2022, he has been working as an teaching assistant at the University North. Also, since 2023. he is assistant at Ruđer Bošković Institute.