Matija Raos

Zagreb, Croatia
I'm a design-led problem solver, creative re:thinker and transdisciplinary strategist with strong passion for social media platforms, content strategy, storytelling, community building and social impact.

With formal education in product design and creative direction my solutions derive from design thinking, communication reinterpretation and transmedia approach.

I'm is currently exploring freelance career in field of creative leadership and consulting.

Along with Mirna Reinprecht I founded Coworking Croatia initiative which later on developed into Croatian Independent Professionals Association (CIPA) where I holds the position of NGO's President.

Work Experience

Rational International Collective

Independent Creative Director & Design Manager

September 2013 - Present Zagreb, Croatia


Transdisciplinary Creative Director

* Phygital (physical + digital) approach in events and promotions concepts, Guerilla marketing

* Product design in context of event platforms, POS promotions and brand experience campaigns

* All purpose transdiciplinary creative:
- combining knowledge in design disciplines: product design, interior and exhibition design, experience design and visual communications
- creativity-to-result design thinking
- focus on methodology and approach
- media fusion and reinterpretation
November 2009 - July 2013 Zagreb, Croatia

ULaLa! By Design

Independent Creative Director & Consultant

November 2010 - November 2012 Zagreb, Croatia


Founder & Head designer

On-going collaboration project with Miran Barulek. Quirks are fashion details brand.
September 2009 - November 2012 Zagreb, Croatia


WantAd School

Art Director (program certificate)

2009 - 2010 Zagreb, Croatia

School Of Design, Faculty Of Architecture, University Of Zagreb

Master of Design (MDes)

2003 - 2009 Zagreb, Croatia

School For Applied Arts And Design

Interior and Furniture Designer

1998 - 2002 Zagreb, Croatia


Croatian (Native),
Serbo-Croatian (Fluent),
English (Fluent),


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, 1 Year Experience) Microsoft Office (Expert, 10 Years Experience) Adobe Indesign (Intermediate, 12 Years Experience) Appe IWork Suite (Expert, 3 Years Experience) Autodesk AutoCAD (Intermediate, 3 Years Experience) Cinema 4D (Beginner, 5 Years Experience), 6 Years Experience) Adobe Lightroom (Advanced, 6 Years Experience) Autodesk 3dMax (Intermediate,