Team

Our clients appreciate the combination of the practical approach, linguistic and marketing experience, and legal services provided by one team.

Michal Pastier

Co-founder/ Creative Director

Featured on the cover of Forbes in 2015 as a winner of its Business Story Competition, Michal is one of the most recognised ad creators in the region, having been honoured with more than 100 awards for creativity and efficiency from campaigns he developed.

Mirka Pastierová

Co-founder/ CEO

Mirka’s academic background is in cognitive science. She has published more than 60 articles in magazines, journals, book chapters and more.  Mirka speaks on naming and branding at conferences and lectures at workshops aimed toward entrepreneurs and the start-up community.

Rudolf Letko

Partner/Head of Visual Communication

Rudo is a graphic designer, calligrapher and type-lover. His glass craftwork, the many calligraphic workshops he has organised and the rich experience he has gained in typography and graphic design have shaped Rudolf’s skills to make them multidisciplinary.

Lucia Jakúbková

Brand Project Manager

came to Bigname from Amazon where she gained experience working in an international team. She is a graduate of the Bratislava University of Economics, speaks fluent French and English and has built a strong base in marketing buzzwords starting from her time in school.

Ondrej Steiniger

Attorney

He is experienced as a legal advisor in development, commercial and labour law, in bankruptcy and restructuring. He works as legal counsel for clients seeking to protect their industrial and intellectual property rights, register their trademarks and enforce their technology, communication and IT rights.

Barbora Kráľová

Naming Creator

Barbora is devoted to languages, literature and creative writing. She defended her PhD thesis on translation of Russian avant-garde literature and then started to discover ways of using her passion for words and stories in practice. She renders and edits books, writes copy, transcreates and helps less adept stylists to shine.

Ondrej Jób

Type Designer

is a type and graphic designer. He holds an MA degree in graphic design from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava and in type design from The Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. His fonts have been recognised several times with prestigious awards, including TDC Certificate of Typographic Excellence in New York.

Jakub Oleš

Graphic designer

Jakub is a graphic designer who had the internships in the most prestigious Slovak advertising agencies. He also represented Slovakia at the ADCE Awards as a junior member of the jury in the Design&Craft category.