Hi there, I'm Ivo!
Art Director, 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, Broadcast Design and Typography. I also bring experience in a variety of roles within the design process including project management, art direction, and mentoring. When I’m not doing commercial work I immerse myself in personal art projects, writing and visual exploration. Let’s get in touch!

mail: ivomatic13@gmail.com
tel: +1 416 456 3309

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

Art Director | Rogers Media, Toronto (Canada), 2020 – present

Senior Graphic Designer | Rogers Media, Toronto (Canada), 2019 – 2020
Design lead at Rogers Media Creative In-House Agency promoting Rogers Broadcasting & Radio brands. Assisting departments and offering art direction for advertising campaigns and rebrands, Out-Of-Home, Social-Digital and On-Air. Leading and mentoring a small team of designers and interns.

Art Director, Graphic Designer & Illustrator | Freelance, 2006 – present
Freelance AD, 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.

Graphic Designer | Corus Entertainment, Toronto (Canada), 2016 – 2019
Conceptualizing and design lead on creative campaigns promoting the Corus brand, as well as their various specialty and conventional television networks. Print and branding for various television brands, including Global, W Network, Showcase, HGTV, Slice, History, Food Network and more. Apart from television brands, design lead for numerous Corus corporate collateral, brand assets, style guides, internal and external marketing and communication pieces, print advertisements, out of home advertising campaigns and internal rebranding, all part of Corus Creative Agency.

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

• 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

• 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
• Politics & Drawing, Drawing Politics | Zagreb, Croatia, 2016
• Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize Poster / Show And Sale | Toronto, Canada, 2017
• 36 Mountains Illustration Festival | Zagreb, Croatia, 2017
• 36 Mountains Illustration Festival | Zagreb, Croatia, 2018
• Who makes the scene? Design for independent Croatian music scene | Zagreb, Croatia, 2018
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