Darko Krstevski
Senior Brand Designer

CV

Professional bio of Darko Krstevski, The Netherlands based brand and graphic designer. 

Darko Krstevski

Experienced branding designer with a demonstrated history of working on a global scale. With a keen eye for detail and obsession for consistency across both digital and tactile, can see through ideas from conception to delivery.  A design professional with a background in Marketing and Communications, who positions and optimises the role of design thinking in the context of an organisation.

Professional Experience

2012 – Present
Senior Graphic Designer
International Baccalaureate - The Hague Global Centre

Establish the organisational design language and brand hierarchy, and act as a gatekeeper of the brand identity guidelines and online style guide. Develop cross-functional partnerships that enable the ability to influence and communicate brand identity strategies. Acting as a strategic thinker from an enterprise perspective that can quickly develop concepts, lead projects and mentor others in developing visual collateral from early sketches to final artwork for production.
Yearly design and deliver globally relevant conference branding solutions. Responsible for developing and execution of fresh and innovative visual communications including web design and development, branding and identity, editorial, e-mail design, and print design. Develop design solutions that are immune to translation into many different languages. Managing relationships with external vendors, agencies or freelancers.

2011 – 2011
UI and UX Designer
Seavus Group, Skopje Macedonia

Product owner for creating custom CMS solution. Acted in the intersection between developers, designers and journalists to help the organisation develop front-end solutions for online media with main focus on UX (user experience). Seavus Group at the time owned two portals, one news agency and one news aggregation service.

2007 – 2011
Web and Graphic Designer
IT Glob, Skopje, Macedonia

Leading web designer and developer in Skopje-based company. In four years developed over 100 web solutions for variety of local and international clients. Helped many clients set up their first online presence and prepare them for the digital transformation. Gained great experience, mostly in managing CMS solutions, dealing with clients and work ethics, sales.

2008 – 2010
Co-Founder and Chief Editor
Broker Inc – First financial portal in Macedonia

A short stint in the start-up world. Responsible for the design and development of the portal that lasted for two years and had a huge impact on the Macedonian media market. Won “The World Summit Award - Macedonia 2009” for best e-Content and best innovative ICT application.

Contact

+31-62-506-8473
daksaf<et>gmail.com
Voorburg, The Netherlands

Education

2001–2006 B.Sc. in Economics
Department of Marketing

Skill set

Branding
Identity design
Visual language
Branding guidelines
Online style guide
Consistency
Editorial
Problem-solving
Relationships management

Personal interests

Music
Concerts and festivals
Indie magazines
Writing
Coffee

Languages

English - Bilingual proficiency
Macedonian - Native proficiency
Dutch - Professional working proficiency

Awards / Recognition

“Youth to Innovation” Award 2009, by infoDEV and The World Bank
The World Summit Award - Macedonia 2009, by WSA, an UN initiative
“Small but Global” EBN Smart Entrepreneurship Award 2010