Mitja but many people know me by my "other name" - Sunbrain :)
I am an experienced Art & Creative Director with 20 years of experience, focused on the digital arena of the advertising industry. Skilled in UX & UI, web design, digital marketing, and social media activation. Strong business development professional with the drive to discover "the possibilities that hide in the open spaces between people, machines & art".
1993 - 1998
The Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana
Master's Study Program Industrial Design and Applied Arts (Without diploma)
1989 - 1993
Secondary school for Design and Photography, Ljubljana
2014-Present Sunbrain Design / Art & Creative Director.
Handling of communication & marketing projects and branding for domestic & International brands (HoorayHeroes.com, BTC City, Tim Pavlin, STO, T-Valves, SmartCom, Qlin Cosmetics, Terme Krka itd.).
2016-2017 PM Poslovni Mediji d.o.o. / Digital Art Director & Creative Director.
Handling of digital communication/marketing project for domestic & International brands (STO, KD Skladi, Valamar, NLB, Lidl, Zavarovalnica Triglav, Porsche Slovenija itd.).
2014-2016 Renderspace / Digital Art Director & Creative Director.
Handling of digital communication/marketing project for domestic & International brands (Telekom, NLB, Argeta, Valamar, Siol etc.).
2000-2014 Sonce.net / Co-founder & Partner, Art Director, Designer, Creative.
Extensive handling of digital & offline communications for many domestic & international brands (Citroen, ORTO, Simobil, ERGO Insurance, Gorenjska Banka, Petrol, Island Global Yachting, Delo d.d., etc.). 14 years of experience in art direction, design, content organisation, project handling, user experience / interaction design & 360 degrees marketing with more than 30 festival awards.
Member of the jury at the Slovene Advertising Festival (SOF 2012 / 2013 / 2014) & Outstanding Awards jury (2014).
2010-2014 Cultera d.o.o. / Co-founder & Partner, Art Director, Designer, Illustrator
Building the brand from scratch with fellow enthusiasts. Constructing the whole work process & communication with involved artists from all over the globe. Production of original t-shirt artwork / illustration.
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
English (Proficient User - C1 Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced)
Italian (Independent User - B1 Threshold or intermediate)
Croatian (Basic User - A2 Waystage or elementary)
Serbian (Basic User - A2 Waystage or elementary)
Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere,…)
Audio Production (Cubase, Logic)
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
Internet tools (social networks) and e-mail
High interest in movie production, movie scripts, cinematography, montage
High interest in technology and mobile technology.
Photography (Digital & Film SLR cameras, Film & Photo development Polaroid instant)
Video (Camera man for music video, animator for music video)
Film / Animation storyboards & scripts
Driving license: B category.
Musician in various bands / projects: Band “Traffic Religion” (singer, songwriter & guitarist), Underconstructi0n (singer, songwriter & guitarist), various other collaborations…
BIG Sci-fi fan.
Personal characteristic: reliability, flexibility, good feel for aesthetic, fast learning, creativity, commitment to the field of work, seeing the big picture, a positive stance.