QUEEN OF WONDERLAND ©

Matea Brkić

1990, Zagreb

80% Waning Gibbous Moon

 

 

EDUCATION

 

V Gymnasium in Zagreb (2005 – 2009)

 

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture, School of Design (2010 – 2013)

Undergraduate university course, Visual communications design

univ.bacc.art. (weighted average grade 4.906)

 

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture, School of Design (2013 – 2015)

Graduate university course, Visual communications design

‘Summa Cum Laude’, with highest honor

Master of Art (weighted average grade 4.983)

 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Member of Croatian Designers Association in Zagreb (2010 – 2020)

* Freelance design artist and associate with an active participation at domestic and international competitions.

 

Student council of University of Zagreb (2011 – 2014)

* President of Student council at School of Design at Faculty of Architecture.

 

Creative & Art Director, BLA CONCEPT ® (2011 – 2020)

* Concept of own brand which encompasses a creative story and product design, placed in around 20 countries.

 

CEO & Founder, WISH & WONDER ® (2013 – 2020)

* Established a visual communications and consulting studio. Over 3 years gathered more than 30,000 followers on social media with active daily communication.

 

 

REWARDS

 

Awarded with State scholarship for Excellence, A category (2012)

 

Winner of Silver Magdalena Award (2013)

 

Awarded with City of Zagreb scholarship, A category (2013)

 

Winner of Special Rector’s Award (2013)

 

Winner of Croatian Designers Association Award (2014)

 

 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

Red Noses Clowndoctors — ’21 nights’, concept and organization of a great humanitarian action which was very well received by the public resulting in a large amount of funds which was entirely donated to the said international fund. (2014)

 

‘Summa Cum Laude’ — with highest honor, Master’s degree at School of Design at Faculty of Architecture at University of Zagreb. (2015)

 

 

COMPETENCES

 

Team leadership skills — the ability to organize and motivate people at different projects with various themes.

 

Communication & influencing skills — the ability to transfer ideas in a simple and easy to understand way.

 

Organizational skills — the ability to plan and work on different projects simultaneously.

 

Proactivity — the ability to recognize opportunities and take the initiative in order to put ideas to life.

 

Result oriented — the ability to remove obstacles and reach the best solution in a given deadline and within given parameters.

 

Taking into account a broader picture of the matter from different perspectives of final users.

 

Open to change and learning.

 

 

LANGUAGES & ADDITIONAL SKILLS

 

Excellent level of literacy in Croatian language.

 

Excellent level of spoken and written English language.

 

High level of spoken and written German language.

 

Excellent level in ‘Microsoft Office Mac’

 

High level in ‘Nikon Digital Camera’

 

Proficient in ‘Fontlab Studio’

 

Proficient in ‘Mac OS’

 

Proficient in ‘Adobe Creative Suite’ (2010)

* Certificate of training

Adobe Illustrator — graphic drawing and design

Adobe Photoshop — photo editing

Adobe InDesign — page layout and prepress

Adobe Acrobate Professional — PDF editing

 

Professional level of creation  ‘Web Designer & Coding’ (2016)

* Certificate of professional training

HTML

CSS

WordPress

Search engine optimization — SEO

Responsive Web design