KAJA BUKOVEC

Visual designer,
creating wow projects

MINDSET

I try to live with the can-do mindset and believe that if you do good, good will come back to you for sure.

FUNFACT

I prefer eating hummus and tomatoes on a hill or beach, over a fancy restaurant lunch.

Passion for eye-catching and impactful design

I'm a 25 summers old visual designer, using graphic and web design as a medium to transform ideas into solutions, combining it with strategy and usability. With a passion for eye-catching and impactful design, I adore producing aesthetic and meaningful projects.

In the near future, I want to dive deep into the UI/UX design area and create wow experiences which touch people’s souls. My design skills are evolving and growing along with me, but my past projects and the people who I've worked with made me who I am as a designer.

Left part of my heart in Portugal

Born and raised in Ljubljana, Slovenia, but studied and enjoyed coastal life in Peniche, Portugal for the past 2 years. Left part of my heart in Portugal, but recently returned back to my roots, to Slovenia, where my beloved people and places are.

A life lover, keen on warm people, old towns, color harmonies, thoughtful design, sunshine, details and nature. Explorer with a camera in her hands, in love with Portuguese architecture and Italian food, impressed by stories of casual people. Organizer by heart, full of ideas and a simple woman, always looking on the bright side of life.

Why hire Kaja

TEAM PLAYER

team player with excellent communication skills

WELL ORGANIZED

known for being well organized and diligent

FOLLOWS TRENDS

keeps a pulse on the latest design trends

DETAIL ORIENTED

has problem solving mindset with attention to details

PROACTIVE

is positive, proactive, reliable and self-motivated

SENSE OF AESTHETICS

has a good sense of aesthetics

MULTITASKING

is good at multitasking while still keeping focus

CREATIVE MINDSET

has creative mindset and is innovative

As a talented designer, she not only understands the global trends, but is also a very hard working and always reliable co-worker. Kaja is one of the most committed, professional and competent people I know. Hiring Kaja is a decision you will never regret and will undoubtedly prove as an extremely worthwhile investment.

Ana Savšek Head of Content Digital Marketing Department (Slovenian Tourist Board)

Kaja is ambitious and thorough in her work-tasks and distinguishes herself as a strong self-starter and executer, with the drive required working in a start-up environment. Kaja demonstrates a strong creative mindset and a commitment to deliver timely and with precision any work task assigned to her.

Susanne Wedin-Schildt Co-Founder and Executive Director (Ocean Community)

Kaja is extremely creative, organized, accurate and reliable. When designing, she always has the client's wishes and the target audience in mind. She resists pressure very well and does not neglect the details that are often the dot on the finished product.

Klara Rogina festival coordinator (Stična mladih)

Because of her communication skills, she was also responsible for the presentation of the co-creation solution of the proposed challenge in the final contest, where our team won the competition. I have no hesitation in recommending kaja as an excellent professional who has the necessary skills for the increasing demands of the 21st century. In fact, she revealed skills to communicate and work with interdisciplinary teams, critical thinking and creativity, just to name a few.

Maria Cristina Oliveira da Costa professor and project coordinator (IPT Tomar)

Kaja is not only extremely talented and skilled, but she also has a positive, adventurous and can-do attitude towards any project, no matter how big or tiny. With a fresh and modern (yet not pretentious) style, combined with attention to detail and a big picture of your brand and industry in mind, she adds a unique twist to the end design. Design you can be proud of.

Katja Nared content creator (Pepermint)

With her organization, creativity and diligence, Kaja was an important part of our team, because she is hardworking and does not leave projects unfinished

Matevž Mehle CEO (Katoliška mladina)

Software skills & tools

WEB DESIGN

WordPress
Wix
Readymag
Squarespace

ADOBE

Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Lightroom
After Effects (basics)
Premiere Pro (basics)

OTHER

MS Office
Canva
Miro
Later
Slack & MS Teams
Basecamp, Trello & Asana

UI/UX

Figma (learning process)
InVision (learning process)

Educating while enjoying life

Master in Graphic Design - PORTUGAL


ESAD - Escola Superior de Artes e Design, Polytechnic of Leiria

2019–2021 (just need to defend master’s thesis)

Bachelor of Arts - LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA


Graphic and Interactive Communications

2015–2019 (graduated in April 2019)

High school - LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA


Diocesan Classical Gymnasium (Škofijska klasična gimnazija)

2011–2015 (graduated in June 2015)

VISUAL DESIGNER & PHOTOGRAPHER


various projects

May 2017-present

clients from Slovenia, Portugal, Austria, Norway and Sweden

HEAD OF DESIGN


Stična mladih festival

February 2021-present

Ljubljana, Slovenia & remote

creative director & CMO


Ocean Community

January 2020-present

Portugal and remote

graphic & web designer, SMM


Katoliška mladina

December 2018-present

Ljubljana, Slovenia and remote

graphic and web designer


Peniche Ocean Watch (Erasmus+ internship)

September 2019-April 2020

Peniche, Portugal

graphic designer


Slovenian Tourist Board
(I feel Slovenia)

April 2019-August 2019

Ljubljana, Slovenia

CASHIER, WAITRESS, PRINTER


Student jobs (needed money for travelling)

2014-2019

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Awards

Making my parents proud

April 2019 (client: Studio Simetrija & Slovene Philanthropy)

March 2021 (client: Roca Portugal)

June 2021 (Demola challenge)

August 2021 (entrepreneurship event)

Hvala, Thank You, Gracias, Obrigada, Grazie, Danke

SLOVENIAN C2

born and raised in Ljubljana, Slovenia

ENGLISH B2

working within international teams, intl. master’s degree

SPANISH B2

matura advanced level, student exchange in Seville

PORTUGUESE B1

online language course, everyday usage while living in Portugal

ITALIAN A2

language course, travel style speaking

GERMAN A2

3 year course in elementary school

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Let’s work together!