Studio Barath is a Budapest based branding and design studio with an emphasis on quality, strategic thinking and craftmanship. Our practice, founded and led by award-winning graphic designer David Barath in 2006, always works closely with the client, taking part in processes at an early stage, often before any design is involved. We take our time to study each project, research and analyze thoroughly, and present a solution tailor-made to the client’s needs.

By bringing together verbal, graphic and spatial design, the studio collaborates with clients from the real estate, hospitality, financial, legal, commercial and cultural sectors on a broad range of branding projects – from restaurants to real estate developments, corporate identities, books and consumer goods.

Over the years we have established successful long-term relationships with many clients, including real estate developers, restaurateurs, food industry businesses, cultural institutions and artists. Their success is our success; their loyalty is our biggest acknowledgement.

In addition to the above, participating in art projects where we are completely free to play and to experiment, is of great importance to us. Our works have been shown in many national and international exhibitions, have been published in various unique and professional publications throughout the world, and we also regularly launch or initiate independent art projects.


Research and Insight

Brand Portfolio Strategy

Design Strategy

Communication Strategy

Brand Development


Brand Identity

Concept Development

Brand Positioning

Art Direction

Visual Identity

Logos & Trademarks

Typography Design

Stationery Design

Corporate Collateral

Packaging Design

Book and Magazine Design

Exhibition Design

Environmental Design

Signage and Wayfinding

Poster Design



Alongside our permanent team, we work with a big pool of talented illustrators, photographers, 3D and animation designers, web and online developers, interior designers and other specialists, always selecting the ones whose style and attitude fits the given project best. Particular attention is paid to printing and other production processes, often executed with the best craftmanship available, strongly coordinated by us.

Creative Director

After graduating from the University of Fine Arts, David worked in senior creative positions at advertising agencies and glossy magazine publishers. He started his own business in 2006 under the name David Barath Design, where he focuses on branding, strategic planning and defining visual concepts for brands in a variety of fields. He has an outstanding knowledge and up-to-date expertise in the fields of real estate development, hospitality and gastronomy, and has been responsible for the branding of several Hungarian top restaurants. After co-founding Boook Publishing in 2008, he served as its artistic director for five years, creating and/or upgrading branding for numerous chefs, restaurants, hospitality companies and FMCG brands, thus became a well-known player in the top gastronomic scene in Hungary. The publisher's books have won numerous accolades, including several 'Gourmand World Cookbook Awards'. For David, branding starts at the product development stage, almost always being involved in the development of the future brand from the initial stages of the project. In addition to running the studio, Dávid is also an independent artist, regularly featured in Hungarian and international publications, art projects and exhibitions.

Managing Director

Judit graduated in the Department of Italian Language and Literature at Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest and started her carreer working in various positions at advertising agencies and design magazines. She has been curator and project leader of Budapest Design Week, Hungary's biggest design-related event, from 2013 to 2021, organized by the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office. She has been a member of the Hungarian Design Council since 2015 and the Ambassador of the Swiss-based Michelangelo Foundation in Hungary since 2020 – for both organisations, she is primarily involved in promoting young talents in all fields of design and craftmanship at national and international levels. As an editor and PR specialist, she has helped launch and operate several brands, mainly in the design, interior design and gastronomy sectors. In addition to actively contributing to strategic planning, she is responsible for verbal branding and project management in the studio. The world's leading interior design publication, ELLE Decoration Hungary magazine was relaunched under her leadership in 2021. Currently, she continues to work as editor-in-chief of the highly successful local edition, in parallel to her work at Studio Barath.


  • Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest
  • Hilton Budapest
  • Bagatelle Budapest
  • Villa Bagatelle
  • Bagatelle Gardenhouse
  • BRÓT by Villa Bagatelle
  • Babel Budapest
  • Kiosk
  • Pajta
  • Máltai Manufaktúra
  • Rebel Burger & More
  • Blue Agori
  • La Fabbrica Budapest
  • Barrio Budapest
  • Bardon Winery
  • Vitéz Kürtős
  • Delizia Gourmet & More
  • Le Garage
  • Essence Delicates & Café
  • Tova Innovations – Vienna / Budapest
  • KaposFest
  • Code Showroom – Vancouver / Budapest
  • Cretum Development
  • Portum Trust
  • Support Investment
  • SBGK
  • Urban Stables Boutique Suites
  • Fedrigoni Italy
  • Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn, Germany
  • Blood Mountain Art Foundation – Vienna / Budapest / Melbourne
  • Bohus-Lugossy Foundation
  • Metropolitan Homes
  • Dorothea Art Initiatives – London / Stockholm
  • Balázs Bercsényi
  • W.UP
  • ProFood Ltd.



  • EAT & GO 2., Sandu Publication, 2022, HK
  • THE BAUHAUS BRAND 1919–2019: The Victory of Iconic Form over Use, Universität Kassel, 2020, GER
  • FEDRIGONI 16/3, 2016, ITA
  • H.O.M.E. Magazine, 2016, HU
  • ÉTAPES Magazine, 2014, FR
  • BPB Magazine, Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, 2014, GER
  • +81 Magazine, 2013, JP
  • DESIGNLICIOUS: Gastronomy by Design, Basheer Books, 2013, SP
  • KREATÍV, 2012, HU
  • LOGOLOGY 2, Viction:ary, 2011, HK
  • MASTERPIECES, Fundacija Brumen, 2011, SLO
  • LOGO LOUNGE, Master Library, Volume 3, Rockport Publisers, 2011, USA
  • MINIMALIST GRAPHICS, Harpers Collins Publishers, 2011, USA
  • MINIMALIST GRAPHICS, MaoMao Publishing, 2010, SP
  • LOGO LOUNGE Master Library, Volume 2, Rockport Publisers, 2010, USA
  • ÉPÍTÉSZ Magazine, 2010, HU
  • NOVUM Magazine, 2010, GER
  • LOGO LOUNGE Master Library, Volume 1, Rockport Publishers, 2010, USA
  • KREATIV, 2010, HU
  • MASTERPIECES, Fundacija Brumen, 2009, SLO
  • THE BIG BOOK OF BAGS, TAGS AND LABELS, Harper Collins Design, 2009, USA
  • GALLERY Magazine, Choise Gallery, 2009, USA
  • SMALL STUDIOS, HESIGN Publishing & Design, 2009, GER
  • GRAPHIC EUROPE, Cicada Books, 2009, UK
  • TIME OUT Magazine, Budapest, 2009, HU
  • OCTOGON Magazine, 2009, HU
  • FOTEL Vodafone Magazine, 2009, HU
  • NO RULES! LOGOS, Rockport Publishers, 2009, UK
  • LOGO LOUNGE, MASTER Library, Rockport Publishers, 2009, UK
  • GRAPHICUM, Enter 98 Studio, HU
  • PRINT Magazine, European Design Annual 2006, USA
  • PRINT Magazine, European Design Annual 2004, USA
  • PRINT Magazine, European Design Annual 2002, USA
  • OCTOGON Magazine, 2002, HU