I started designing web sites back in 2007, from then on I have constantly been developing my skills and knowledge. Exploring the work of other designers helped me to create my own style in designing, and distinguish what is good and what is not. Designing brilliant and unique sites had its byproduct, I learned how to use all variety of different programs like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and much more.
HTML & CSS Coding
I was always interested in computers, web, coding and all other things. In my first year on colleague I was forced to learn HTML, CSS and XML code, so I become interested and begun exploring it. I regret not starting it earlier. For the last four years I’ve learned HTML and CSS to an excellent level. The most contributing factor in my development was the work that I did at Kliks d.o.o. Working 8-9 hours a day allowed my skills to rise exponentially. Discovering new stuff like HTML5 and CSS3 code inspires me to bring my work to a new level.
By working on designing web pages, graphic elements and retouching photographs I was able to learn how to use 6 most used programs in Adobe Bundle. I like to use Photoshop for designing my web pages, but I also know how to use Fireworks if needed, Illustrator for all vector elements like logos, signs and much more. I used Indesign a couple of times but nothing intensive. My newest interest is Flash, I tend to use it exclusively for banners and animated commercials.
In 2011 suddenly my interest for PHP code was developed. Thanks to my colleague Tomislav Šantek I was able to scratch the surface of this powerful language. I know how to write loops, conditions and other basic stuff. My first project was a simple currency converter.
CMS System (Wordpress & Joomla)
As I developed my skills, coding static HTML pages was no longer interesting, I needed something new. Dynamic web pages were the obvious choice. I started with Joomla cms system but I wasn’t really impressed. In 2010 I designed and coded my first Wordpress page (Made-by-maja.net), and to this day on I’m continuing to explore this awesome blogging platform.
HTML / HTML 5
EPH / EPH Digital
Multimedia designer | 12/2011 - ongoing
Europa Press Holding (EPH) is a leading Croatian media company in Southeast Europe. The company issued five daily newspapers and more than 30 magazines. According to research firm Media Market Monitor, EPH is the largest and fastest growing private media company in Southeast Europe. I'm a part of a small team of designers and programmers who supply support to all EPH needs.
- designing banners and advertising materials
- animated infographics
- actionscript animations
- flash animations
- web forms
- HTML and CSS coding
- flash micro sites
- large and small web sites based on wordpress platform
Frontend developer / Web design | 09/2010 - 12/2011 (the company bankrupt)
- Web Shop templates, Back End modules.
- Designing Web pages, Wordpress templates
- Designing Flyers, Info graphs, Presentations, Business cards and much more
- Learned how to work with Svn system, Symfony 1.4 (Doctrine)
- UI improvement
Student | 12/2007 - 09/2010
Blitz Cinestar was my job. I was a student working on a student contract for 3 wonderful years. Cleaning, serving, doing delivery, security, basically all I was asked to do.
Polytechnic of Zagreb
Design of visual communications and information support for publishing | 2010 - ongoing
Polytechnic of Zagreb
IT engineer, IT design | 2007 - 2010
ElectroTechnical school Končar
Computer technician | 2003 - 2007
I'm training and doing sports all my life. Football, basketball, volleyball, swimming and even singing, I tried it all but it wasn’t me. My passion was dancing so I begun Break Dancing in PK Megablast for amazing 6 years of my life. After that I started to learn how to defend myself by training KravMaga self-defense techniques, snowboarding in winter times, swimming and diving in the summer. Basically I tried it all.
- Dancing Breakdancing and Hip hop (6-7 years)
- Trained in martial arts of Tae Kwon Do (4 years)
- Trained in Krav Maga self defence technique (1 year and ongoing)
- Snowboarding in the winter
- 2011 was the first time I tried skydiving and it won't be the last.