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My memories go back to elementary school, when I spent my days with pencil and paper, drawing everything I see, often for my friends, but usually for myself. This commitment to drawing led me to my first solo exhibition, when I was only 12 years old. Due to unhappy circumstances that befell Western Balkans region in the 90s, choice of my secondary school wasn‘t destined to be mine…so, I ended up in school for agriculture. There, I started my preparations for studies of painting, wondering all the time and until the last minute if maybe architecture would be better option. I was mesmerized with the fact that architecture and design connect worlds of art, mathematics, physics and technology creating the environment that surrounds us.
This fascination prevailed and I graduated from the studies of architecture in year 2004. Since then, my professional work is oriented towards architectural, interior and industrial design. My childhood interests for Lego, Disney, Marvel comics, Star Wars, unexpectedly, led me to this overwhelming profession of architecture and design.
While I was at University, I fell in love with computer science and software that helped me with my work and then, shortly, another personal miracle occurred – in year 1999, I bought my first iMac. While all the other PCs of that time, available to most people, had off-white monitor with poor graphics, big tin computer case and cumbersome keyboard, mouse and speakers, connected with numerous cables hanging from the desk, iMac was “all-in-one Macintosh”, with marvelous translucent case and impeccable image quality, crystal clear sound and great altogether performances. I remember that those days, in only 139 days more then 800k of iMacs were sold, making it the fastest merchandized computer in the world.
Another very important moment in my personal history, but also for the history of 21st centuries design, happened on 29th of June 2007, when first iPhone appeared. I managed to obtain my iPhone in 2008, when I fully understood how powerful and interesting design can be when applied to technology. This notion keeps me to this day. Until year 2015, around 700 millions of iPhones have been sold.
As one of the users, pretty fast I perceived geniality of appstore concept, that had around 1.5 millions available applications in the year 2015, for the most popular device in the world - iPhone. Applications were oriented towards all aspects of life, they were inexhaustible source of inspiration for me and their key issue was again – design. Surely, I wanted to become a part of this grandiose story, so I started to learn…
Programming in iOS officially became my passion at the beginning of 2015, when I first opened my developer account and published my first application for iPhone. Pleasure that this event gave me was unspeakable. Of course, my applications at the beginning were rather simple, but I continued to expand my knowledge every day, going even further with each new application that I have uploaded.
Today, I do applications for iPhone, iPad, iWatch and Apple TV. I do this full hearted and out of pure love, so selection of my applications is quite diverse, not commercially oriented and depends of my mood and wishes in a singular moment. I try for my applications to be functional, simple and pleasingly designed, so that the each user can feel the passion that has contributed to their manufacturing.
We are all witnesses of significant “acceleration” of time, that led to many things in architecture and design becoming instant, online, extremely affordable and mass produced, when renderings look like photography and vice versa and freelance changes the circumstances of business. Different services and extensions of our smart phones and smart watches that follow us 24/7 develop in fast pace. This new “hardware” may be the beginning for new enlightened age of architecture and applied design.
I sincerely hope that the experience and knowledge that I gathered so far (in the fields of architecture, design, civil engineering, sustainable technologies, organic food production…) will form a symbiosis with my love for iOS programming, because I strongly believe that future of many different disciplines lies, in some respect, in development of software for personal devices.