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Freelance Graphic Designer & Illustrator Korana Stojcic

Korana Stojcic is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Croatia with ten years of experience working across both print and digital media.

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“My goal is simple – to design to the highest quality.”

‘I’ve been passionate about graphic design and digital art from an early age. I was introduced to Photoshop and Illustrator in my school days, and the possibilities it could offer became immediately apparent – this quickly became an outlet for my creativity. I have now been working professionally in graphic design for ten years and enjoy spending hours drawing illustrations and photo montages for different projects. My work gives me endless scope to develop my imagination.

Over the past years I have worked with a wide variety of international clients. I have designed for 500 companies, local businesses and individuals alike. No project is too large or too small for my full and enthusiastic attention.

I have very keen interests in image editing, artistic photomontages, typography, vector illustrations and digital drawing which I will happily apply to commercial projects. As I love to draw, I can’t live without the Photoshop brush tool and my Wacom tablet.’

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‘Everyone who is in the field of graphic design and digital art understands that this is an liflelong education. I always follow trends and new techniques to master. I took part in number of workshops on digital art, and the ones I would like to single out are “Matte Painting” by David Luong and “Face and Figure Painting” by Don Seeghmiller, both masters in their respective fields.
To become an expert you need considerable amounts of dedication and enthusiasm to learn and master programme tools. To suceed it is important to love what you do, to be self-taught and motivated.

In my commercial work I mostly use Photoshop and Wacom graphic tablet, vector graphic software Illustrator and I do newspaper graphics in InDesign.’

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‘To be truly inspired, you must learn to trust your instinct, and your creative empathy. I try to form a personal connection to any project. If I can become immersed to it from a more personal or emotional standpoint, I think the work reflects that depth.

I am influenced the most by internet sites such as Behance, deviantART and magazines like Advanced Photoshop where I find original artworks to take inspiration from. I find inspiration in real and virtual travel, watching other brilliant artists, designers and illustrators. There is so much to learn from different personalities.’

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