Despite the fact that I am a generalist, working across multiple fields helps me to specialize in being quite comfortable with the unknown and successfully navigating uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.
TL;DR version • 26 yeas of experience in various fields • 11 years of public speaking • 10 years of coaching teams and individuals • Currently working as a Strategic Designer, at the intersection of service, experience, and speculative design.
Since the early ’90, I worked across various domains: from designing MS-DOS based software, financial systems, and apps for children to leading cross-functional teams and driving organizational change. My background is in interface design, programming, and project management, and I use my past experience to inform my work today. I have more than 10 years of experience in public speaking, coaching and mentoring. Prior to moving to Berlin in 2014, I ran a small, Belgrade-based UX design consultancy with my wife.
Today, I consider myself to be a design pluralist. I feel comfortable working across boundaries and disciplines. While I used to base most of my work on user-centered design, now I think beyond it and work at the intersection of multiple design practices (HCD, service, experience, speculative, and strategic design), systems thinking, ethics, and design theory. Currently, I am working at Contentful where I focus on end-to-end customer experience, facilitate collaboration, nurture cross-departmental alignment, and coach designers and non-designers.
It was an honor to appear in Svet Kompjutera (No.12/2012), a leading IT magazine in Serbia, in an interview about user experience design practice. I am also thankful for the opportunity to share designerly thoughts on Interface Lovers in July 2018.
Contentful, 2015, 2106, 2017, 2018, Berlin • MaterialUP, 2016, Berlin • UX Belgrade, 2016, Belgrade (Slides) • StartIt Fest, 2014, Belgrade • Startup Academy, 2012, 2013, 2014, Belgrade • Live Local - Work Global: Keynote, 2013, Vrsac • DaFED, 2013, Novi Sad (Slides) • RenderConf, 2013, Novi Sad • FFWD PRO, Zagreb, Croatia (Slides) • START Conference, 2012, Belgrade • Microsoft Community Camp, 2012, Kragujevac • StartIt: Rapid prototyping workshop, 2012, Belgrade • Feed the Brain, 2012, Venice, Italy • Mobile Monday, 2012, Belgrade • Microsoft Sinergija, 2011, Belgrade • Microsoft Code Camp, 2009, Belgrade • Microsoft MSDN Day, 2008, Belgrade • Microsoft WebFu, 2007, 2010 2011, Belgrade