Bálik is an interdisciplinary design practise founded by Jana and Palo Bálik in Bratislava. The Studio works includes book, magazine and editorial design, illustrations, interior and exhibition design, art direction, jewellery design and visual identity systems.
Jana Bálik likes to create across media, switching between graphic design, illustration, jewellery and ceramics design, exhibition design and small art projects. She studied graphic and jewellery design at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. She currently works as a graphic designer for the children's magazine and focuses on books for kids. Jana loves to travel, design and redesign interiors, watch movies, eat tasty food. She has a category B driving licence.
Palo Bálik is a book designer and head of Laboratory of Typography at the Visual Communication Department of Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. He is the author and co-author of scientific publications, founder of the Slovak typographic knowledge base typografia.xyz and the academic publishing house nakladatelstvo.xyz. Palo is a curator of exhibitions in the field of typography and type design. He has received numerous awards for his editorial and book design work.