Prof. Boštjan Botas Kenda

Office hours: Od ponedeljka do petka, obvezna predhodna najava po mailu, kabinet: soba 305


  • Graduated in publishing design from the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED), Milan


Work experience and collaborations:

  • 2022 – 2024: Head of the Design+Science Learning Unit at EUTOPIA Universities
  • 2020 – current: co-founder of the Design+Science Summer School
  • 2017 – current: full professor of visual communication at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana (UL ALUO)
  • 2017-2019: Vice-Rector for Arts at the University of Ljubljana
  • 2017: chaired the commission for the national strategic document on design.
  • 2015 – current: participation in the promotion of the research-based Doctorate of Arts in Practice through CA²RE, ADAPT-r (PRS) and the Doctorate of Arts programme at the University of Ljubljana.
  • 2013-2017: Dean of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design
  • 2011-2013: Head of the Department of Visual Communication at UL ALUO
  • 1994: founder and partner of studiobotas, a graphic design studio focusing on book design and signage in public space


References, exhibitions (selection):

  • 2011: solo exhibition Jeste li mislili studiobotas? (Did you mean studiobotas?) ULUPUH Gallery, Zagreb,
  • 2010: exhibition All Shades of Green, studiobotas in cooperation with AKKA represented Slovenia at the 12th Venice Biennale of Architecture,
  • 2006: solo exhibition Invisible Design in Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana



  • 2018, 2019: 4x Best Slovenian Book, Ljubljana
  • 2018: IDA/International Design Awards, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2018: Plečnik Award, Ljubljana
  • 2017, 2018: Golden Pencil, ZAPS, Ljubljana
  • 2015: ADI Compasso d’oro – Design for Food and Nutrition, Milan, Italy
  • 2013: Best of Alpe Adria Awards, Venice, Italy
  • 2009: 2x Best Slovenian Book, Ljubljana
  • 1997: Premio d’Arte Filatelica, Asiago, Italy


Selected bibliography:

  • 2006: Monograph studiobotas isbn 961-238-649-8,
  • 2010: Jeste li mislili studiobotas?
  • 2015: studiobackstage isbn 978-961-281-853-1