After just six months of participation on 99designs, Djordje Makovic (aka MegaOptimus) has bowled us over with his aptitude for interactive designs: games, Special Database apps and other products that entail a dynamic give-and-take with the user. We spoke with him about how he transitioned from more conventional training to this exceptional skill set. Read on for our conversation. IMG_0837 Name: Djordje Markovic 99designs handle: MegaOptimus Location: Novi Special Database Sad, Serbia Specialty: App design We always like to start with the question: what was the path that led you to 99designs?
From my childhood I had a huge passion for video Special Database games, and I was always curious about making them. But since I was good at drawing, I decided to follow the path of graphics instead of programming. I went to a specialized Special Database high school for graphic design and continued to study it later at Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. All those years of graphic design, but I never actually liked it. I graduated as quickly as possible to escape the world Special Database of posters, business cards and other things I didn’t like. I tried working on a couple of projects on 99designs, but didn’t like it so I moved on.
For next three years I worked on various things, Special Database striving to return to my original dream: making interactive design—apps and games in specific. Plummet And once you achieved that, you found your way back to working on such projects on 99designs? Yep. You make it sound easy to just go out and acquire new, rather different skill sets. How do you do it? I always pay attention on how things are made, so down the road I can try making them on my own. It’s a combination of technical knowledge, practice, observation, and overall artistic experience, Special Database which could be collectively called “a passion.” When I don’t know how to do something, I take some time and learn it. The Internet is a blessing in this respect. I’m glad you like my work, but I expect it to be much better in future.