Graphic Designer | Brand Design Student | Life-long Learner
My name is Juliana, and I come from a small country called Slovakia. I have got an AP degree from the University College of Northern Denmark (Aalborg) in Design, Technology, and Business. I am currently based in Copenhagen where I am studying Brand Design at the Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA).
One of my favorite activities is walking and listening to a radio/podcast, or using the walk time to think about current projects. I strongly believe that my addiction to learning in combination with caffeine helps me move towards my goals and overcome any obstacles on the way. I am a naturally curious creature who likes to develop her own self.
According to Insights Discovery profile that is built around the model of personality first identified by the Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung, my strengths, possible areas of development, and value to the team were described as following:
Since my childhood, I have always loved to create different things out of paper. I thought creatively, came up with solutions to the problems of a child. I was creating so much, that once, my brother wanted to make a deal of throwing away two of my old “projects” and trading it for one new because we simply didn’t have enough space to store all the things. As I was growing up, it felt like I was growing out of my creativity. I always loved to draw, paint, I even used to write my own stories about different characters. But I thought I would never be able to make money out of being someone who is just creative. Therefore, I have decided to study at a 5-year gymnasium, and after that, I got accepted to college in Denmark for a Computer Science program without any prior knowledge about programming. After some time, I have realized it probably won’t be a thing for me, since I was the only one in the room who cared about the visuals. I managed to finish almost three semesters, when one of our teachers, Michael, asked us where we want to see ourselves in five years. Everybody said - I want to be a software developer -, but when we got to my turn, I said, I wanted to be a designer. And that’s when it has started. During the programming lessons, I started learning how to use Adobe Illustrator, and in December, right before the exam, I quit my studies. Before coming to Denmark and studying at our college, I had no clue that graphic design is a thing that you could actually make a living out of. So I applied for the program and got accepted. I remember this moment when I first entered the printing room at our school and the smell of the paper.
– I knew I was right.