Discover the interview of Mina Bakliza, located in Kragujevac – Serbia.
How did you become designer?
I got a diploma in English language and literature and soon started working as a primary school teacher. After four years of work experience, having realized that my love for languages wasn’t enough to make me stay in that field, I decided to completely change my career and started studying graphic design. Something that is far more creative, dynamic and, for that reason, more appealing to me. I obtained my master’s degree in June 2017.
How would you define your vision of design, your style?
I don’t see myself as a person who adheres to any particular style. Despite the fact that in certain cases there are some design solutions which I like more than others (such as collage and bold colours, for example), to restrict oneself to one style is to kill creativity and open-mindedness, things that go hand in hand with design and art. One should always experiment in search for new ways of artistic expression.
For the future, what are your professional projects?
To improve my skills, and acquire new ones. Being passionate about films and animation, I plan to learn some motion graphic softwares.
In the future I would like to find a permanent job, and possibly work in a small design studio with a variety of projects, but still with a focus on poster and packaging design. The opportunity to do a summer internship in my hometown theatre two years ago has also intensified my interest in theatre and all things related to it. Since then, I have created visual identities for several theatre plays in my hometown Kragujevac and Belgrade, too. I would like to continue doing this and, hopefully, expand the circle of my clients in the field.
What do you like the most in your job?
The diversity of projects it provides. However, what really makes me happy and content is not only the chance to create something new every day, but also to see the concrete results of my efforts and creative work. And last but not least, the opportunity to do what I really like, which is something many people in the world, unfortunately, cannot afford.