Meet Damir

Meet Damir

Meet Damir

Meet Damir

Pronunciation in English: dah-Meer

Pronunciation in English: dah-Meer

Origin: South Slavic

Origin: South Slavic

Meaning: Bringer of peace*

Meaning: Bringer of peace*

*Now that's a tall order! Perhaps something along the lines of "bringer of product order and visual harmony" would be more on-brand and realistic.

Born in Yugoslavia, spent my formative years in Germany and Australia, and now living in Bosnia, with periodic nomading stints in Southeast Asia.

Designing since '09.

I graduated as Bachelor of Business Information Technology (Honours) at Deakin University, Australia in '08. My career started in 2009, and I've been freelancing remotely since 2018 via Toptal and independently.

Big league experience.

Everything from corporate employee at Booking.com, to working for startups like Envato, creative.ai, and Archimedes Digital. I've lead design efforts on digital humanities projects with Harvard University professors and on projects for Australia's New South Wales and Queensland governments.

Find me on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Damir is a brilliant designer. What impressed us most about him was his willingness to meet all of our tight deadlines and nothing was ever too hard. If you are looking for a top 1% product designer then I cannot recommend Damir enough.

Bradley Zarich

Co-Founder at Nametag and Cosmitto

Damir is a brilliant designer. What impressed us most about him was his willingness to meet all of our tight deadlines and nothing was ever too hard. If you are looking for a top 1% product designer then I cannot recommend Damir enough.

Bradley Zarich

Co-Founder at Nametag and Cosmitto

Damir is a brilliant designer. What impressed us most about him was his willingness to meet all of our tight deadlines and nothing was ever too hard. If you are looking for a top 1% product designer then I cannot recommend Damir enough.

Bradley Zarich

Co-Founder at Nametag and Cosmitto

15+ Year Design Veteran.

I'll warn you of paths NOT to take because half the battle is waged in avoiding pitfalls. You'll find that many can design pixels, but few can lead product design.

Quality + Speed.

I don't waste time, and I don't cut corners. This is the cornerstone of my design philosophy, and I only work with clients who share this value.

Pragmatic pixel perfection.

I don't think design-first. I think business-first. Quality has to be high, of course, but without running out of time and budget. It's a balancing act.

Direct and to-the-point.

My approach is a conscientiously candid one. If there's a problem somewhere I'll tell you openly, and I welcome the same in return.

I don't sub-contract.

I do direct, hands-on design work, only connecting you with specialists for unrelated tasks. My approach is all about personal effort and elbow grease.

I work 100% remotely.

Been doing this since 2018 with clients from Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Spain, New Zealand and the USA.

I lead, collaborate, give and take feedback.

"Strong opinions, held lightly" is another one of my tenents. Basically, I'm a solo jazz act that jams well with others who value quality.

Complex problems: send them my way.

I've never encountered an industry or product, no matter how complex, where I couldn't give a detailed account of the problem, and a solid path forward.

Let's Talk.

Speak to a design veteran with a track record of success across 5 continents, experienced in leading and collaborating with product teams of all sizes, from intimate groups of 3 to large-scale teams of 3,000.

Let's Talk.

Speak to a design veteran with a track record of success across 5 continents, experienced in leading and collaborating with product teams of all sizes, from intimate groups of 3 to large-scale teams of 3,000.

Let's Talk.

Speak to a design veteran with a track record of success across 5 continents, experienced in leading and collaborating with product teams of all sizes, from intimate groups of 3 to large-scale teams of 3,000.

Let's Talk.

Speak to a design veteran with a track record of success across 5 continents, experienced in leading and collaborating with product teams of all sizes, from intimate groups of 3 to large-scale teams of 3,000.