CODEC connects people (who might represent organisations) in the CODEC network. Committed members are the catalysts of CODEC, each taking responsibility to grow the network, develop our businesses and create the community benefits that underpin our work. Based on the level of engagement we have members and friends of CODEC. Find out how are these roles different and how can you join the network if interested.



Barbara Predan, founding member

Assistant professor, theoretician, designer, author, and Design for Europe Ambassador. Co-founder and leader of the department of design theory at the Pekinpah Association, and director of the Ljubljana Institute of Design, an academic research organisation. Since 2010, with Petra Černe Oven, she has been co-editing Zbirka 42, a series of books on design, under the auspices of the Pekinpah Association.

Henryk Stawicki, founding member

Henryk helps organizations build strategies for services, brands and products using design mindset and process. In the past 13 years he worked with various clients from business, governmental and NGO sectors. Henryk consults and runs trainings in the field of design strategies & management tailored both for entrepreneurs and designers. Teaches Design Management at the School of Form in Poland. Member of the Advisory Board at Gdynia Design Days and Design Thinking Festival in Lodz. Currently runs strategic creative agency Change Pilots.

Kate Spacek, founding member

Kate has lived and worked in the Czech Republic since 2011, and has been part of for almost as long. Her role as international projects coordinator covers working with multi-national teams on projects, grants and exhibitions. She studied BA Photography and MA Landscape Architecture in the UK, and she works a landscape designer and program manager for international student study trips, as well as a copy writer for Czech design firms.

Maxim Dedushkov, founding member

Maxim is a design expert and strategic designer. Maxim has been part of the design scene since 2008. He is the co-founder of Hello Wood, an international wood workshop and festival, founder of HOLIS, a holistic design summer university, founder of MOME line, the design agency of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, founder of MOME ID, a digital product course and the driving force behind the Budapest Design Meetup. He runs a small design agency called Dedushkov.

Michala Lipková, founding member

Designer working along boundaries of UX, product and communication design, currently co-founding a hardware startup Benjamin Button. Michala leads commissioned research projects at the Institute of Design at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. Since 2013 she is a managing director of collaborative platform Flowers for Slovakia, focused on promotion of Slovak design abroad.


Daniel is a London based graphic designer from Hungary. Having graduated from the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest he is currently studying in the Visual Communication MA programme of the Royal College of Art, London. He is a founding member of Diaméter, a creative collective that combines photography and graphic design in identities, publications and campaigns.

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