1.As a long-term professional with many completed elaborate projects in creative design, where do you draw your inspiration from?
The inspiration is different for each project. In my many years of experience in this field I can say that research and experience have a great share in the creative processes. However, we work in a digital age where a large part, more than 90%, of the projects are applied creative solutions. So experience and knowledge of the market have a great share in creating new designs.
2. Is each subsequent project as challenging as, for example, the first?
I can freely say that each subsequent project is more challenging than the previous one. New customer, new problems, new solutions. However, the experience and knowledge gained from the previous one are a plus side in performing the tasks.
3. What are some typical stereotypes you have encountered about your profession? Can you explain to us how many are true?
Ah, there are many. “Hey, draw something, or so on …”, “My nephew can do this for less money …”, “You are a computer scientist, you must know why my computer does not work …”
4.You are currently engaged in 5 major projects and soon, as a freelance mentor. Even with this workload, does freelancing allow efficient organization of time, without harming personal and professional life?
With freelance, you are always on a fine line between work and private life. However, with good time management, you can organize anything.
Yes, I’m active on 5 big projects, and I manage that. In some of the projects I am in the management area where I give directions/audits to freelancers, and in some of them, I am in creating ideas. The difference in engagements is that it gives me the energy to be active and does not exhaust me. And mentoring, passing on knowledge to a younger generation and being successful in it, is a real challenge.
Goran is part of our network of freelance mentors that will guide future freelancers in the Republic of North Macedonia. Through his expertise freelancers will learn many crucial skills, effectively increasing their income and the freelance community.
If you want to learn about Graphic Design from Goran and become successful in freelancing, apply to become a mentee on the following LINK.
This activity is supported by the RECONOMY program.
RECONOMY is a regional inclusive and green economic development program of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), implemented by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in partnership with Impact Foundation and others in the Eastern Partnership and the Western Balkans.