The first memory that I have of myself is tiny me with colouring pencils in my hands, filling up with drawings the reams of computer printout paper that my grandma brought from her office. Those pencils stuck with me, and today I draw for a living.My work focuses on telling stories through conceptual images rich with vibrant colours, imperfect characters and shapes and a (not always) subtle sense of humour.With these aspects of my style, I try to introduce some of my bigger values such as embracing imperfection, diversity, authenticity and hedonism.Currently reading: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
Current favourite colour: (Almost) all shades of purple
Current favourite social media: Facebook Marketplace
Let's work together
(from) Macedonia, (residing in) Slovenia, working worldwideSelected clients
Upwork Inc, Wired UK, Dwell Magazine, BuzzFeed News, Berliner Zeitung, Bloomberg Businessweek, Cheese Magazine, New Degree Press, meduza.mk, publicateur, ExactPathFeatures and talks
upwork.com Behind the “Wake & Make” Campaign
Exhibitions and awards
• Ilustrofest 2022, Belgrade
• World Illustration Awards 2022 / Longlisted Artist
• ADC Awards 2022 / Silver Cube
• VII. December Illustration fair 2021, Ljubljana
• PDP Shift Risography exhibition 2021 / 3rd place
• Ilustrofest 2021, Belgrade
• Playing Arts Challenge Future edition 2020 / first deck card illustration
• Win Music Freedom poster design 2019 / 3rd place
• Displate Create Eight Art Challenge 2019 / 2nd placeLet's connect!
Centar Jadro Mural
Client: Centar Jadro
Location: Skopje, North Macedonia
Year: 2022Three years in a row the culture and arts center in Skopje - Centar Jadro hosts a competition for a mural on their facade.
My concept 'Care and grow together' won this year and I got the chance to paint my fist official mural ever.
The concept represents the fact that if we care for our culture as a community, it will grow.
ExactPath Website Illustrations
ExactPath WebsiteExactPath create customer journey paths with the use of technology.
I envisioned their company as the hero character - the alchemist, the process as an alchemy laboratory,
and the tech elements of the process are added in the mixture - customers, websites, spreadsheats, e-mails ect.
Fragments is a collection of collage illustrations, done purely from experimentation,
without (too much) planning, as a challenge to do more analog work.
As a conceptual illustrator, I am always concerned about the concept,
and this project helped me free up a bit and just do it for the sake of doing it.
But it still contains fragments as a base, of the past work that I have done.
The trick to getting through life is always having a holiday booked to look forward to.
Weak or nonexistent cybersecurity is hurting your business,
here is how to protect yours
A speculative project inspired from an article in Entrepreneur.
How waiting for inspiration sometimes feels like
The visual interpretation of my insomnia
(caused by PMS, the full moon and mercury retrograde)
Best ways to protect your home from mosquitoes
The Stories Untold
Client: New Degree Press
Book cover illustration
The Secret Son
Client: New Degree Press
Book cover illustration
Client: AV StudioI was commissioned by AV Studio to create a portrait of Andy Warhol in pop art style.
They will use the project for NFT sale for charity purposes for Ukranian refugees.
B&W, simple spot illustrations & animations
Life with Gina
Illustrations inspired by daily life with my miniature schnauzer Gina.
Working from home
Project done as a part of a class exercise.
The task was to illustrate a forest by expressing some emotion by your choice.
My choice was Hope.
The Best Years
AD: Alan DavidCover illustartion for Publicateur's issue on how to maximize life quality as a senior,
Illustration is a matchup from articles about exercise, pension and charity.
The Medical Issue
AD: Alan DavidCover and interior illustration for Publicateur's medical issue.
Cover illustration: Matchup of all the topics (dementia, autoimmune diseases, digital equipment, NGOs medical supply)
Interior illustration: Autoimmune diseases
Drugs & lovemaking, and what can go wrong with the combo
Client: Berliner Zeitung
AD: Uros Pajovic
Article linkThe task was to illustrate this article about drugs and lovemaking, and what can go wrong with the combo.
In My First Apartment as a Single Mother,
I Found a Community of Women Parenting Alone
Client: Dwell Magazine
AD: Suzanne LaGasa
Article linkThe task was to visually represent the story of a single mom in Germany, living in a small apartment,
where the cohabitation with the neighbors (also single moms) made life more easier and fun.
Crunchy Moms Are Taking Their Babies To The Chiropractor,
But Not Everyone Thinks It’s Safe
Client: BuzzFeed News
AD: Olive Burd
Article linkVideos of babies being treated by chiropractors are all over social media,
but some childcare experts are not fans of the alternative medical care.
Client: Cheese Magazine
AD: Holly CatfordI was commissioned to do an illustration for Cheese Magazine,
for their article about the history of the supermarket cheese,
and how cheddar cheese gained its popularity.
How do you make the most of your outdoor space?
Client: Dwell Magazine
AD: Suzanne LagasaI was commissioned to do an illustration for the section Dwell Asks for the May/June 2022 issue.
Dwell asked their readers: How do you make the most of your outdoor space?
Common mental struggles
Inspired from the 'Eating disorder' commission, I created a whole series of
illustration inspired by the common mental struggles that young people have.
I myself have gone through a lot of them, and it was a personal challenge to visualise them
in form of an image - to depict the feeling in a metaphor.
Abuse in Sports
AD: Kalia DimitrovaIllustration for an article for the silence about the abuse in sports.
AD: Kalia DimitrovaIllustration for an article about the domestic violence,
and legal aid barriers for victims of domestic abuse.
Sexism Toward Women In Politics
AD: Kalia DimitrovaIllustration for an article about the sexism toward women in politics, particularly in Macedonia,
and how proper education has crucial part in solving the problem.
Wired Annual 2022
Client: Wired UK
AD: Mary Lees
Roads in 2022 will feature many more electric and sustainable vehicles, as manufacturers go all in on EVs. Subaru’s all-electric Soltera, Ford’s electric version of its F-150 and Mercedes Benz’ EQA (launching in the US) will jostle for space on the motorways with Tesla’s long- awaited Cybertruck, predicted to finally roll off the production line later in the year. Many car companies are producing EVs in 2022 as the first step in longer-term sustainability initiatives – Mercedes-Benz and Ford are committed to becoming fully electric by 2030. The next challenge will be the charging infrastructure and grid capacity.
Ellen DeGeneres, the beloved TV talk-show host, will end her show in 2022, after 19 seasons at the top of the daytime- chat game. The Ellen DeGeneres Show won 64 Emmys and DeGeneres presented more than 3,000 episodes – but this has been overshadowed by accusations from staff of a hostile environment where bullying was rife. Pop singer Kelly Clarkson will take over Ellen’s slot – but not everywhere. Some stations have opted instead to run cheaper news-filler shows, citing both the expense and criticisms that the chat format has had its day.
In 2022, Germany’s long-term goal to decommission its nuclear plants will finally be accomplished, as the last six go dark. After the Fukushima disaster in 2011, then- chancellor Angela Merkel announced that all of the remaining German nuclear power plants would be shut within the decade. Germany had 17 nuclear power stations in total before 2011, and around a quarter of Germany’s electric power was nuclear; renewables now make up over 50 per cent.
Facebook has revealed plans to spend up to $1 billion in 2022 in a campaign to entice creators away from platforms such as TikTok and onto Facebook and Instagram. It will take the form of bonuses, which Facebook will pay to creators who have ads on IGTV videos, or who reach milestones such as a certain number of views on Reels.
The Facebook and Instagram apps will feature a “dedicated place for bonuses” to make it easier to identify who is eligible for the scheme and show creators how to work towards unlocking the payments.
Apple of your eye
Tim Cook will unveil Apple’s long-rumoured virtual-reality headset in 2022, entering a market dominated by Facebook’s Oculus Quest, PlayStation VR, Valve Index and HTC Vive. Analysts believe its exterior will blend fabric and lightweight materials, while inside, a custom chip more powerful than the M1 processor will drive the hardware and will wirelessly connect to a user’s MacBook or iPhone. The headset will also provide augmented reality experiences – and, no doubt, a whole new way to shop in Apple’s App Store. Sanjana Varghese
High hopes for retail
New Mexico will launch a regulated and legal market for marijuana from April 1, 2022, becoming the 17th US state to allow cannabis retail. Marijuana- based products sold in specially licensed stores will have a 12 per cent excise tax in addition to state taxes. Therapeutic marijuana for medical purposes had already been legal in the state since 2007, while possession and personal use for over-21s were made legal in June 2021. Public consumption remains outlawed, but the new bill allows those with previous marijuana-related convictions to expunge their records.
Svemir Coffee Bags
Coffee bag packaging illustration
Client: Svemir Coffee Brew BarThe task was to illustrate some of the fruits from which the different types of coffee is made.
The client wanted me to represent the fruits as characters.
Upwork 'Wake & Make'
Coffee bag packaging illustration
AD: Nicholas ScarletThe task was to capture the moment when inspiration hits, while tasting the fist sip of coffee.
My inspiration came from an unexpected place
—a Netflix show that I was watching about space shuttles.
After thinking about how I feel every morning
while I wait by my espresso machine and finally sense that smell of coffee, it hit me.
What could better explain the boost of energy, than a space shuttle launch?Awards:
Illustration + animation inspired by my favourite sneaker, Adidas Sambarose.
Website and merch illustration
Client: Body&Mind InstituteWebsite and merchandise illustrations for yoga studio Body & Mind Institute.
The task was to illustrate the motion of selected yoga poses and consultations.