Mitja Lunder

Mitja Lunder

I am one of those people who already knew at an early age what they want to do with their life. I have decided I wanted to be a designer. Since my early childhood I showed artistic talents, which led to my graduation summa cum laude from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. I am a college graduate of Industrial design, with many years of working experience. Product design, graphic design, user interfaces, 3D artwork, animation: I have done it all. I am always looking for a new challenge that could interest my creative nerve, I am sure I can help you solve your creative problem! “Design is not only a job, it is much more; it is a way of life.”

Curriculum Vitae:

Education

Industrial design, High school for design an photography, Ljubljana 1997
Industrial design – Batchelor’s degree, Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana 2004

Work experience

2014-  Patent application for “PARTYSLAM”

I was a co-author and designer of a new packaging for alcoholic beverages called “Partyslam”. Patent application was filed in 2014 and has recieved many interests from foreign investors already.

2012- Lead designer @ GOLD CLUB

I have designed 5 new electronic machines for the company over the past 3 years. We have gone in a new design direction and boldly changed styling. By doing so, the company expanded their brand recognition and managed to open new markets for their products.

2010-2012 Graphic designer/Photographer @ CARLI TV/TV GOLICA

My responsibilities involved making complete graphic design for the monthly issue of GOLICA magazine and designing CD covers for the bands. I became adept at working under very tight deadlines and further refined my graphic design software skills.

2007-2010 Lead designer @ GOLD CLUB

The promotion brought new additional responsibilities. I had to attend more appointments and became more involved in strategic brand management and product development. Teamwork became an even more integral part of conducting my business.

2005-2007 Product designer @ GOLD CLUB

My main responsibility was to design new gaming machines and games for those machines. I supplied the company with rough sketches and then later developed those into the final designs. I also supervised the finishing details of the final production. One of my other duties was also preparing marketing materials for those products.

2004 Packaging designer @ EGP d.d.

I began my first real job after finishing college. I gained experience in offset printing and intricate knowledge about the paper and cardboard packaging production process.

2003 Freelance project @ ASOBI (design studio)

My first design studio working experience started even before I finished college. I was working on a dining chair project for a well known Italian furniture company. I gained my first experience in how design process works in real life.

2003 Freelance project @ ELAN d.d.

This was another student project. I designed the graphics layout for a snowboard model that went into production a year later in winter 2004/2005. I gained my first experience with tight deadlines.

Achievements

Participated two times at the design exposition BIO18 (2002) and BIO19 (2004)
Finished top 5 at the “Smart kitchen” design contest, GORENJE 2002
Honorable mention at 500 Group Supercar body challenge 2013
Patent application for “PARTYSLAM” packaging in 2014

Skills:

Creativity: 100%
Product design: 100%
3D Visualizations: 100%
Graphic design: 85%
Animations: 90%
Packaging: 80%