About me

Download my CV here: Mateja_Artac_CV

Work experience
Graphic Designer

  • corporate layout design (annual reports, brochures, leaflets, infographics, invitations, posters…)
  • creation of logos and corporate identities
  • digital publishing (creating tablet friendly publications, interactive pdfs)

@ Studio Witvrouwen / August 2013 – January 2016 / Brussels, Belgium
– Creating graphic design solutions from concept to completion for clients such as Total, Alstom, FedEx, Elia, Cisco, Holcim… as well as the Studio  Witvrouwen
– Designing brand consistent e-marketing material (developing mailing campaigns and newsletters with MailChimp)
– As a member of a two person team assisting in pricing, leading and ensuring timely delivery of projects, managing relationships with clients/collaborators; and running operations when required
– Attending courses/seminars and proactively undertaking online learning (HTML, WordPress, MailChimp, Search Engine Optimisation…)
@ DeVisu digital document design / February 2012 – March 2013 / Brussels, Belgium
– Creating graphic design solutions from concept to completion for clients such as Kodak, GDF Suez, EWEA, GS1, IDF, Starbucks…
– Developing innovative corporate materials while ensuring brand consistency
– Establishing new visual concepts for small to medium sized businesses’ needs

Freelance Graphic Designer / 2006 – Present
– layout design (corporate publications, books, brochures)
– creation of logos and corporate identities
– illustration
– website design and build using WordPress

Book Artist / 2009 – Present
Author of Artists Books:
– ‘1h’ / subjective cartography based on a personal blind experience
– ‘Voilée’, ‘Non amour’, ‘White wedding’ / a series of autonomous books based on reflections on the veil
– ‘Paris’, ‘Barcelona’, ‘Roma’ / a series of ready-made love stories
– ‘Marie, Joseph et l’amour’

Education and training
Master’s degree in Fine Arts with specialisation in Typography
École nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium / 2011
Master’s degree in Visual Communications
Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia / 2006

Languages
– English / proficient
– French / proficient
– Spanish / advanced
– Croatian / advanced
– Dutch / intermediate
– Slovene / mother tongue

Computer skills
– Adobe InDesign
– Adobe Illustrator
– Adobe Photoshop
– Microsoft Office
– WordPress
– MailChimp

Further education courses
– Interactive PDF publications / May 2015
– HTML and CSS basics / January 2015
– Digital publishing with ADPS / January 2014
– Book workshops: “Book: volume, images and text” and “Creation of a textile book” / International summer Academy, Belgium, July 2011 and 2012
– Ceramics, Academy of St. Josse, Brussels / 2011-2015
– WordPress / Brussels, October 2011
– Web design with Dreamweaver / Brussels, November 2011
– Bookbinding course / Brussels, 2010/11

Volunteering experience
Art teacher / 2007, 2008, 2011
– Conception and realization of an artistic workshop “Le language des mouchoirs” in the context of an exhibition ”Tissu des livres” at La Vénerie – Cultural center, Brussels, Belgium / March 2011
– Conception and realization of artistic workshops (ceramics, painting, drawing) for “Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana”, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador (4 months)
– Creative activity guide for children with special needs, La Paz, Bolivia (2 months)

Personal Interests
– Art
– Ceramics
– Artists Books
– Learning languages
– Travelling
– Healthy & happy living (Certified yoga instructor)