PDP Creative Media Conference | ABSORPTION 2019


The topic of this year’s PDP Conference is “Absorption“. We want to highlight the fact that everything we perceive, observe, hear, consume, everything to which we are exposed influences not just our lives but our work as well. Everything that comes from the outside world has an impact on the way we create. These outside influences play an integral part in shaping our lives, and they affect our personal narratives. They force us to react. By interacting with the outside world, we jump-start many unconscious processes. We analyze and inspire ourselves — both directly and indirectly — and enter a state which eventually leads us to something new: our new selves, new skills and a better understanding of a particular topic.

The topic of “Absorption” doesn’t impose any preconceived answer on how an individual should consume content. Instead, it offers a series of questions that will help us better understand the creative process, and how the things we perceive end up defining who we are.

This year’s participants will showcase both their work as well as the many influences that affected their artistic journeys. We will also tackle the topic of content consumption and its effect on society as a whole.

No registration, no fees!

You can attend our lectures free of charge, so come say hi!
(bring friends as well!)


— PDP XI —

Meet your new lecturers & mentors.

Ben Johnston

A multi-disciplinary artist and designer that believes in a hand-crafted approach to all his design endeavors.

Wolfgang Bohusch

Vienna-based photographer with a flair for stunning portraits and street photography.

Valentina Casali

From hand-lettering and calligraphy to type design, Valentina’s goal is to make type functional and expressive.

Marco Goran Romano

An award-winning illustrator. Currently working from Jesi, a small town in the heart of Italy.


A multi-disciplinary artist known for his engaging and highly idiosyncratic illustrations.

Degrau Studio

A communication design studio. Founded in 2017. Conceived in 2016. Currently located in Porto.

Neo Neo Studio

A Swiss-based studio specializing in art direction, typography and graphic design.

Marko Oljača

An award-winning architect and product designer from Novi Sad.

Tamara Maksimović

A graphic designer dedicated to branding, creative strategy and storytelling behind visual identity.

Mane Radmanović

A visual artist and graphic designer currently based in Belgrade. His field of interest revolves mostly around experimentation.

Nikola Rajić

A Novi Sad-based graphic designer with roots in social and political activism.

PDP Creative Media Conference

PDP (Print, Design, Photography) is a creative media conference that has been educating young designers and students for a decade. We take our goal seriously, and we know just how important it is to offer additional knowledge to young creatives – free of charge. It is one of the few conferences in the region that hasn’t changed its original purpose and philosophy – educating young people in the fields of creative work.


Kulturna Stanica Svilara

The PDP Conference is moving into Novi Sad’s latest bastion of culture — Svilara! This former silk factory is a vital part of Novi Sad’s industrial heritage.


Some of the people who’VE graced the PDP stage over the years

Previous Speakers

Patrick Thomas

British graphic artist, author and educator. Based in Berlin.

DIA Studio

A design agency specializing in kinetic identity systems.

David Carson

An American graphic designer who needs no introduction.

Leta Sobierajski

Independent designer and art director based in New York.

Spassky Fischer

French-based graphic design studio specializing in typography.

Studio Elastik

A visual communication studio from Vienna, led by Constantin Demner.


A French artist known for his exceptional murals and canvas works.

LWZ Studio

An experimental design and animation studio based in Vienna.

A look back at previous conferences.

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