Damjan Stankovic

Hi, I am Damjan.
I work at Airbnb and live in SF.
Say hi, learn more about me, or check out some of my work below.

01. Rhei clock

In 2015 I made an electromechanical clock that uses 28 stepper motors to move magnets and draw beautiful liquid numbers out of ferrofluid. After a year of failed prototypes, Rhei ended up being an award-winning project.

02. Guidigo

I was a co-founder and lead designer at Guidigo from 2012 to 2015. We created a publishing platform and tools for users to experience guided tours on the go. Later on we started helping museums create engaging AR experiences for their visitors.

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Google Glass

In collaboration with the Google X team, we adapted our app for Google Glass with new features such as image recognition and indoor bluetooth ibeacon positioning.

03. Planner

In 2011 a friend of mine and I worked on a personal project - the Planner App. It was a hybrid tool that combined a todo and a calendar in one app, using the best of both worlds.

04. Facebook Camera

I moved to the USA in 2015 and noticed that i kept sending lots of photos to my family and friends through Messenger. I then designed and prototyped a concept app that speeds up the process by letting you pick a person and send a photo with a single tap.

05. Hippo&Crate

Hippo&Crate is a brand that offers an environmentally-friendly toothbrush subscription service. I was hired to design the toothbrush and decided to steer away from useless overmolds and rubber grips and focus on the form and the essence of this object.

06. mySkin

In 2010 I started leading a design team at a skin health tech startup. For almost 3 years we worked on multiple projects simultaneously, from UX and strategy to branding and industrial design of various devices.

07. Relogik

Industrial design and problem solving have always attracted me, so I started coming up with different ideas and concepts for various products. In 2009 I won 4 Red Dot design awards for these ideas.

08. Format D:

Observing everyday events motivated me to start experimental art project – a series of objects, manipulated in a way to tell stories with different meanings than what we are used to.


I moved to SV in 2015 to work at a design consultancy and then joined Linkedin. Today I work at Airbnb. Prior to that, while living in Europe, I cofounded one startup and worked for several others.

Usually I spend my free time juggling between a couple of personal projects, ranging from apps and product concepts to mechanical art installations.

Awards & exhibitons

Red dot award - Rhei clock
Red dot award - Dose and serve
Red dot award - Cipher
Red dot award - Eko
Red dot award - Letout outlet
Gold MUSE Award - American allience of museums
Best of 2016 by Behance
Red dot award exhibition - Singapore
Format D on Novi Sad Design Week

Workshops, Judging

TEDxPSU - Talk
The rookies award - Jury member
TechINK award - Jury member
TechINK panel discussion member
Startupbootcamp Berlin - Mentor
Belgrade Design Week - Talk
Pecha Kucha Maribor - Talk
Magdalena Festival Slovenia - Talk
Magdalena Festival Slovenia - Jury


Discovery Channel
The Guardian
Buisiness insider
The Outline
Its nice that
Inc magazine
The Plus Paper