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Matej Jan

Programmer, Illustrator, Designer

Berkeley, CA, USA
+1 (510) 984 2014
I combine coding and illustration/design skills to prototype and develop interactive works.

I especially love working on projects related to music, gaming, the arts and education.
Work Experience
Berkeley, CA, USA
Mar 2013Present
Associate Specialist
Technical illustration, graphic design, copy editing, web design and programming. I'm producing a digital textbook (web, mobile) about computer security.
Berkeley, CA, USA
Dec 2007Present
Illustrator, Designer, Developer
Executing freelance and personal projects in areas of illustration, graphic design and web development. Designing and implementing full webpage systems from database architecture and content management systems to realizing the design and functionality with latest web standards. Creation of illustrations and artworks, interactive media and online/social marketing. From 2007-2012 based in Slovenia, since then in the US.
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jul 2008Present
Lead Engineer/Architect
Lead engineer for mobile game development and R&D prototype projects. My role included designing app architecture, implementing key systems and directing other programmers on the team. In charge of developing game engines and frameworks as well as cross-platform strategy through automatic source code translation tools. Since 2013 I work individually abroad on my own games under Dawn of Play.
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jul 2010Feb 2011
Teaching Assistant
Preparing course material for a class on Game Technology and Virtual Reality. Teaching the practical part of the class, guiding students and evaluating their work.
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jun 2009Sep 2011
Webmaster, Graphic Designer
Webpage design and development, graphic design, writing.
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Oct 2003Oct 2008
Staff Writer, Graphic Designer
In charge of mobile game reviews, simulation and sport game reviews as well as the author of educational feature articles about the history of computing, programming, graphic design and digital art.

Designer of various technical illustrations and related graphical material.
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jul 2003Oct 2006
Graphic Designer, Technical Artist
Art direction and graphic design for mobile games, TV games and virtual TV hosts. In charge of producing art assets and directing their technical implementation.
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Jun 2002Aug 2002
Summer Intern
Programming a 3D visualization of stereoscopic camera data.
Most na Soci, Slovenia
Game Developer
Personal game development projects.
Nova Gorica, Slovenia
Sep 1999Jul 2003
Computer Science and Physics major
Highest level Slovenian high-school education with specific focus on Computer Science.
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Oct 2003Sep 2011
Master of Computer Science (Univerzitetno diplomirani inženir računalništva in informatike)
I completed a “university course” (univerzitetni programi) in Computer Science, ranked at level 7 in former Slovenian education hierarchy. After the Bologna Process reforms of the European education system to consolidate different countries’ education titles, the Slovenian level 7 is now equal to the 2nd Bologna degree with a Master’s title as detailed in the explanation from the Republic of Slovenia Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology.
English (Fluent), Slovenian (Native)
graphic design, web design, HTML, CSS, 3ds max, Photoshop, web development, programming, Animation, Javascript, iPhone Development, writing, C#, iMovie, Keynote, GIMP, Inkscape, Garageband, pixel art, Game Design, Audacity, Visual Studio, Unity3D, ASP.Net MVC, game development, Xcode, Objective-C, VirtualDub