About

Ivan is an Interaction Designer and creative technologist, currently finishing his last year of MFA in Interaction Design at Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden, where he’s collaborating with biologists and engineers on future materials & technologies.

As a designer, Ivan finds himself being a mediator between different disciplines. Last year, he find himself in a place called IDEO where he helped to design a new Venture Firms focused on purpose rather than growth, helped building more transparent and synced communication in a Gig economy, prototyped a new paradigm for a Media interaction in living room, explore and shape meaning of participation in Crypto Funding with IDEO CoLab and more.

Prior to IDEO, he’s Creative & Strategy Partner at San Francisco based startup v18renatls, pushing people being more outdoorsy by leveraging circular economy as a service.

Besides design, he likes to brew beers, solder some electronics, play with hardware and commits on git lines of code.

He saw LOTR at least 20 times, wore headgear 13 years ago, played too much WoW in his teenage years and could do a kick-flip or shove-it when necessary.

Short bio

2019 - 2020

Finishing MA in Interaction Design at Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden


2019 - present

Partner and Chairman at v18rentals, San Francisco, USA


2018 - 2019

Interaction Design intern at IDEO, San Francisco, USA


2017

Started MA in Interaction Design at Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden


2017 - present

Joined Noomly startup as Designer & Partner, Croatia


2015 - 2017

Freelance Designer, World


2015 - 2017

UX/UI designer at Martian.agency, Croatia


2015

Finished BA in Visual Communication Design, Art Academy Split , Croatia


2014

5th semester at FH Aachen as Erasmus student, Germany


2012

Started BA in Visual Communication Design, Art Academy Split , Croatia


1993

Landed on planet earth, Dubrovnik, Croatia


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Contact

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*Veselo [eng. happily] - A common Korčulan greeting, a small paradise I grew up on.