I’m Ivan, a designer, and creative technologist. Currently, I am product designer at Abacum, YC W21 batch startup based in Barcelona. Besides startup, I’m working as a Visiting Lecturer at Umeå Institute of Design, where I also hold my MFA degree in Interaction design.

As a designer, I love being a mediator between different disciplines. In my professional journey, I spent over 5 years working at companies such as IDEO, Martian Ventures, and FROLIC, building products, strategies, and vision for numerous clients, such as Hulu, Mercedes, IKEA, 1848 Ventures, Getinge, IDEO CoLab, ERSTE bank, Croatian Design Society and more.

Besides design, I like to brew beers, solder some electronics, and design with code.

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

Short bio

2021 - present

Product Designer at Abacum


2021 - present

Visiting Lecturer at Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden


2019 - 2020

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


2018 - 2019

Interaction Design intern at IDEO, San Francisco, USA


2017

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


2017 - 2018

Joined Noomly startup as Designer & Partner, Croatia


2015 - 2017

UX/UI designer at Martian Ventures, Croatia


2014 - present

Freelance Designer (Pauses during full-time commitments)


2012 - 2015

Finished 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.