Prof. Domen Fras

Office hours: Po dogovoru.
Location: Dolenjska cesta 83

Domen Fras is a graphic designer and typographer who feels great among students, especially when he passes on knowledge of typography and typefaces – the fields of his practice, study and research.



  • 1998: graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana
  • 2000: received his master’s degree from Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London


Professional experience

  • 2019 visiting professor at Umjetnička akademija u Splitu, Croatia
  • 2017 employed at Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Univeristy of Ljubljana, associate professor
  • 2011 employed at Faculty of Natural sciences, University of Ljubljana, assitant professor
  • 2002: co-founded the Trajekt Institute for Spatial Culture
  • 2001-2011: self-employed person in culture, established the Aparat type & design studio
  • 2000–: In two decades of intensive design practice, he has participated in numerous public and cultural projects in various media linking architectural, graphic and typographic design, some of which have been awarded.

He complements his teaching with organizing international summer schools, mentoring Tipo Brda typographic workshops, and conducting educational workshops.


Participations in conferences

  • 2014: speaker at the conference Association Typographique Internationale in Barcelona
  • 2020: speaker at the conference ATypi All Over (on-line)



  • 2018: expert member of the committee for the Prešeren Fund for Design and Architecture
  • 2016: member of the jury for the Book of the Year of the Chamber of Book Publishers and Booksellers
  • Member of the Associtaion Typographique Internationale



  • Award at 21st Salon of Architecture, Novi Sad, 2018
  • BVSS Ljubljana, Excellence Mention, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2015
  • BVSS Ljubljana, Jury Mention, 2015
  • 24th Slovenian Book Fair, Most beautiful Slovenian book, 2008


References (selection)

  • Š. Kuhar & R. Potokar: Stories of Slovenian Architecture, book design, Beltrina, Ljubljana, 2020
  • Types and Faces of Ljubljana (Type Walk), short film for the conference ATypi All Over, 2020
  • Looking Back up Close – solo review exhibition, display of prof. Fras’s planning process and design approaches Domžale Gallery, February 2019; UMAS/DVK Gallery Split, Croatia, May 2019; Razstavišče na gradu, Ravne na Koroškem, March 2020
  • D. Fras: Nazaj od blizu: Aparatove črke & oblike 1998–2018, book, 2019
  • N. Charney: Eternal Architect: The Life and Art of Jože Plečnik, Modernist Mystic; book design, Muzeji in galerije mesta Ljubljane & Totaliteta (Award 21st Salon of the Architecture, Novi Sad, Serbia), 2018
  • Impresionists by Drago Tršar; exhibition design, Pomurski muzej Murska Sobota (Jury Mention, 7. BVSS, Ljubljana), 2014
  • 20th anniversary of Slovenia’s independence; collectors coins design, Bank of Slovenia, Ljubljana (1st Prize, public competition), 2011
  • Š. Kuhar & R. Potokar: Let’s See the City; book design, Ustanova Fundacija Piranesi, Ljubljana (24th Slovenian book fair, Most beautiful Slovenian book), 2008
  • Bus stops LPP Ljubljana; Information design, Proreklam –Europlakat, Ljubljana (Excellence Mention, 2nd BVSS, Ljubljana), 2005


Exhibitions (selection)

  • Mladi smo in živi: 100 let šole za arhitekturo v Ljubljani (10. mar.–23. avg. 2020); skupinska razstava študentskih del UL Fakulteta za arhitekturo & Cankarjev dom
  • Nazaj od blizu – samostojna pregledna razstava, Galerija Domžale, februar 2019, Galerija UMAS/DVK Split, Hrvaška, maj 2019, Razstavišče na gradu, Ravne na Koroškem, marec 2020
  • 9 kovancev; samostojna razstava, (z Majo B. Jančič), 8. dec. 2009–31. dec. 2009, Mestni muzej Ljubljana, Ljubljana