Hi there, I'm Ivo!
I am a Graphic Designer & Illustrator based in Toronto with a passion for creative thinking and extensive experience in various disciplines: Visual Design, Branding, Illustration, Packaging, Print Design, Editorial Design, User Interface Design and Typography. When I’m not doing commercial work I immerse myself in personal art projects. Other interests of mine include skateboarding, punk, arts, culture and black coffee. I believe my diversified experiences, commitment and strong work ethic will be an asset to you or your company. Let’s get in touch!
CONTACT
mail: ivomatic13@gmail.com
tel: +1 647 877 1305
EDUCATION
The Arts Academy in Split UMAS, University of Split, Croatia | Department of Visual Communication Design | 2008 – 2013
Bachelor of Design of Visual Communications
Learned fundamentals of Graphic design. Developed broad range of skills in Visual Communication through various courses and projects in Drawing, Typography, Print Design, Illustration, Identity Design, Packaging, Branding, Photography, Cinematography, Web Development, Advertising, Multimedia, Animation, History of Art and Visual Communication
Professional Learning Opportunities include: Interaction Design Workshop, Cropak Packaging Workshop, Graphic Technology Workshop
WORK EXPERIENCE
Intermediate Graphic Designer | Corus Entertainment, Toronto (Canada), 2016 – present
Designed & managed various Brand, Rebrand, Web, Motion Graphics Animation and Print Design projects

Graphic Designer & Illustrator | Freelance, 2006 – present
Freelance designer & illustrator specializing in Visual Identity, Branding, Illustration, Packaging & Poster Design with a great interest in Typography. Working with local studios (Croatia) Bruketa&Žinić OM, Brandoctor, Studio Revolucija and numerous clients around the world. Illustrator for Le Monde diplomatique – Croatian edition

Illustrator | Đontra, 2015 – present
Đontra is a personal sketchbook project I draw (almost) on a daily basis. Counting more than four hundred illustrations.
Visual Poetry, Social Media, T-shirts, Art Prints, Exhibitions

Freelance Designer | Invivo Communications Inc, Toronto (Canada), 2015
Interaction Design, UI Design

Graphic Designer | Parabureau, Zagreb (Croatia), 2011 – 2012
Designed & managed various Brand, Rebrand, Web and Print Design projects
HONORS & AWARDS
• Reflecting Invisible Cities | The Croatian Designers Association group award for the best concept in the student category, 2010
• Winner of Ink Drawing Contest 01. | First place illustration, 2011
• Golly±Bossy Honorable mention | Illustration, 2011
• Iskon competition 01. | First place + jury mention, 2014
• Iskon competition 02. | First place + jury mention, 2015
EXHIBITIONS
• Exhibition of Croatian Design 0910 | Zagreb, Croatia, 2010
• 12 th International Festival of Creative Communication | Maribor, Slovenia, 2010
• Exhibition of Croatian Design 1112 | Zagreb, Croatia, 2012
• DVK 0712 exhibition | Split, Croatia, 2013
• Placarding Allowed | Zagreb, Croatia, 2014
• DVK 0713 exhibition | Split, Croatia, 2014
• Some Other New Year | Zagreb, Croatia, 2015
• The Salon of Inclusiveness II – Đontra | Toronto, Canada, 2015
• Paper Trails – Đontra | Toronto, Canada, 2016 
• Throwback Thursday – Đontra | Toronto, Canada, 2016
• Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Poster / Show And Sale | Toronto, Canada, 2017
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