Icome from a land far, far away called Europe. Born in Slovenia, grew up in former Yugoslavia (now Serbia) and immigrated to New Zealand at the age of 14. I attended high school, did some travelling and then went to National College of Design and Technology (now Yoobee School of Design) to attain a Diploma of Computer Graphic Design. I found a junior position at a design studio in Auckland which expanded into a medium-sized advertising agency where I worked for 5 years. I had my first encounter with the government when I worked for the Ministry of Education in Wellington, New Zealand for 2 months. In 2006 I moved to Brisbane and freelanced for recruitment agencies for 2 years before I started working for the Queensland Government. I left the Government and worked as an in-house designer resource for Aurizon. I am currently working full-time and studying part-time.
During my career of more than 12 years, I have worked in a range of environments: advertising agencies, design studios, government and most recently corporate. I have experience in liaising with clients, stakeholders, external suppliers and providing support and training to other designers. I am able to convert concepts to finished product within tight deadlines and budget. I am thorough, accurate and have impeccable attention to detail. I regularly partake in online design contests in order to keep the creative juices flowing. I have extensive knowledge in preparing artwork for print, colour and stock selection and press-checking print projects. I believe I’m a bit of a mix: designer, finished artist, illustrator and retoucher.
Ihave worked on New Zealand tourism brands such as Shotover Jet, Huka Jet, Rainbow Springs and Milford Sound Red Boat Cruises. I have also created artwork for Jeep and Chrysler, as well as direct mail campaigns for the Starship Foundation in Auckland. At Trade and Investment Queensland (Queensland Government), I developed design concepts and collateral for Queensland Education and Training International (QETI) Awards and Export Awards. Most recently I have worked for Aurizon (formerly QR National), a top 50 ASX-listed corporate organisation and one of the largest rail freight operators with almost 150 years of experience.
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