Designer profile: ludibes™
Branko Loncar – Novi Sad, Serbia
99designs handle: ludibes™
Projects won: 79
What is your background in design? How did you first get started?
For me, it all started as a hobby. Drawing isn’t on my list of talents… I’m more of a “technical” person and even in school I had higher grades for Technical Drawing than for Art Classes. But I still had eagle-eyes for details and fine art
At some point, for pure fun, I started playing with Photoshop and was amazed with the endless possibilities. Even though I was completely unschooled in this field, it drew my attention and I started teaching myself with online tutorials.
Soon, I was hired and working for a large local publishing house, mostly on book cover designs.
Hobby became job, job became passion…
Describe your design style.
My designs are modern, edgy and mostly abstract but suitable for its intended use. I’m a big fan of 3D designs but I’m trying to be versatile so I often enter contests for classic and even girly designs
Combining different styles keeps my mind fresh and inspiration flowing.
What led you to start using 99designs? Can you describe your experiences with us?
- Last forever
- Never break first rule
What do you think is the most important part of the design process? What is your favorite part of the process?
How do you take in feedback from the CH’s on your designs? We understand that feedback can sometimes be negative. Do you have any words of encouragement for new designers who may receive negative feedback?
What do you love about being a designer?
The feeling you get when something you’ve created draws a proud smile on your face. And an even better feeling when you receive positive comments and the client is satisfied.
Also, the fact that I have a decent life thanks to designing.
What is a hobby that you enjoy doing outside of graphic design?
There is not much time left outside of designing, freelancing and raising children.
Music is irreplaceable because it plays even when I’m sleeping. When I have free time, I like to play djembe or listen to African roots music, as well as modern psychedelic trance and ritual beats. I was once a party person, but now I satisfy my party needs each year at a festival.
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Based in San Francisco, Allison (Alli) Stuart works as Community Manager at 99designs. When she's not writing blogs and communicating with designers, she is working on her Children's Book. She also enjoys extreme sports, like sky diving and traveling to new places. Alli has a Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in Graphic Design from Louisiana State University, her home. Geaux Tigers!