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Designer with more than 11 years of experience. Focusing on digital product design lately, but have experience in different fields - from graphic design and coding, to interior design and entrepreneurship.

While working and establishing businesses for 25+ companies, I have developed a strong instinct for leading and managing design projects & clients from a variety of different business and entertainment sectors.

I’ve been on both sides. From freelance, small startups and design agencies - to big players and full product lifecycle development companies. Love new challenges and ability to push boundaries of the unknown.

EXPERIENCE

2014 - 2017 3 years

3 years
ManageWP
  • Norfolk, Virginia (US)
  • Remote
ManageWP
  • Norfolk, Virginia (US)
  • Remote

Lead Product Designer

  • PRODUCT
  • MANAGEMENT
  • UXD
  • UI
  • IXD
  • BRAND

I joined ManageWP in October 2014, right when the team decided to rebuild entire platform from scratch. Opportunity to work on something like that, amazingly talented team behind the product and their ambition is what brought me to the company in the first place. I was leading product design team and helping with the business strategy and customer experience by making customers happy and satisfied on all product touch points.

Designing experience for more than 9000 users with different skill-set was challenging, but that amount of users brought quality feedback to the table which helped with building a new platform called Orion. Two years later and a month after we released a new version of ManageWP, our work was recognized by one of the leading hosting companies in the world, and ManageWP was bought by GoDaddy.

ManageWP on different devices
ManageWP interface
Conference room

Launched in 2011, ManageWP is currently one of the biggest names in the WordPress world - it revolutionized website management, providing WordPress users with an easier way to manage multiple websites at once. In the last 5 years, ManageWP became a leader for WordPress productivity tools, managing over a quarter of a million WordPress websites.

2015 - 2016 1.5 years

1.5 years
Devana Technologies
  • Belgrade (RS)
  • On-premises
Devana Technologies
  • Belgrade (RS)
  • On-premises

Head of Design Design Mentor

  • MENTORSHIP
  • STRATEGY
  • BRAND
  • MARKETING
  • UXD

My primary goal was to introduce design thinking to the software development oriented culture with many great engineers on board. By creating and managing in-house design teams and collaboration with developers, growth, branding and marketing teams - together we came up with new team processes and transformed company to a whole new level.

Beside working on design culture and helping the company achieve its business-oriented goals, I was in charge of mentoring different groups of young talented people in Devana Labs, an innovation playground for exploring cutting edge technologies.

Conference room
ManageWP on different devices
ManageWP interface
ManageWP on different devices

2012 - 2015 3 years

3 years
Score Alarm
  • Zagreb (HR)
  • Remote
Score Alarm
  • Zagreb (HR)
  • Remote

UX Designer Design Partner

  • PRODUCT
  • MOBILE
  • UXD
  • UI
  • IXD
  • BRAND
  • MARKETING

Founder of Score Alarm got in touch with me when he tried to expand his business to new markets and reach new customers which competition has already got. I helped with design thinking on each front of the business, focusing on delivering exceptional, engaging and new interactive experiences to its customers.

From helping with their marketing strategy, to envisioning and designing new features and delivering needed assets to mobile developers, my goal was to amuse users with an innovative method of tracking sports games.

Conference room
ManageWP on different devices ManageWP interface

Launched in 2011, ManageWP is currently one of the biggest names in the WordPress world - it revolutionized website management, providing WordPress users with an easier way to manage multiple websites at once. In the last 5 years, ManageWP became a leader for WordPress productivity tools, managing over a quarter of a million WordPress websites.

REFERENCES

Antun has a great sense for what's needed in each context and has the rare gift of being able to produce maximum usable output with minimum input.

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Thomas Pühringer

Acc. Manager Interactive @ KISKA

Antun is the person you want to have in your team. With him on the team the design becomes a competitive advantage for your software.

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Ivan Klarić

Founder and CEO @ Score Alarm

One of the joys of working with Antun is that he remains a perpetual student of design and is eager to share that knowledge—I learned a lot from him.

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William Bernhard

Senior UI/UX Designer @ TUNE

Antun is producing high-quality and creative design outcomes, and he has always been proactive and forward-looking in every way.

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Jason J. Chang

Senior UX Designer @ Ticketmaster

EXTRA POINTS

EXPERTISE

  • Product Design
  • Digital Interfaces
  • HCI
  • UX Design
  • Branding
  • Thought Leadership
  • Business Strategy
  • Usability
  • Project Management
  • Storytelling

RECOGNITION

Stevie® Awards
Bronze medal for innovation
European Excellence Award
Best mobile communication app
StartUpOpen Competition
1st prize: Wall of Tweets
WebFest.ME Awards
Jury member

INTERESTS

  • Traveling around the world
  • Camping and exploring nature
  • Music and live performances
  • Merchandise and band promotion
  • DIY ethic to push my own limits
  • Human rights and social action
  • Arts and Culture
  • Video filming and photography
  • Science fiction
  • ...

TRAVELS

20
17
KIKK Festival
Namur, Belgium
20
16
WebVision Berlin
Berlin, Germany
20
16
OFFF Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
20
16
By Design Conference
Bratislava, Slovakia

LOOKING FOR...

Challenges. Really, that’s it. I get “bored” doing repetitive work, things I don’t really enjoy or see future in it, and in general on the projects which do not move forward and where people stagnate. I appreciate my comfort zone, but like to step it outside from time to time. Now you know what I don’t like. Fancy sending me something I might enjoy? Hint: team matters

Oh, Location?

That’s a tough one! I’m born and raised in Croatia, Europe. However, thing I choose to do in life and curiosity is taking me from place to place. I found myself moving quite a lot lately. Some call it “digital nomad”, but it’s really only important that borders and miles do not constrain me to take whatever job I really like. Remote is not unfamiliar to me, on the contrary.