DOMEN
KOLSEK

Designer based in Germany.

nice to meet you!

I’m passionate about tackling creative challenges. Whether it’s branding strategy and corporate identity design or helping you take your first steps into the world of social media, maybe an implementation of a DAM system for the support of your marketing efforts or perhaps just a simple keynote presentation for that speaking engagement you have in the works. I would be happy to hear about your project and hopefully help you with it.

My name is Domen and I’m originally from Slovenia. I moved to Germany to pursue a masters degree in communication design and since after I completed my studies in Mainz I’m based at the very edge of the Black Forest in the south of Germany.

I have learned quite a few big lessons working as a multidisciplinary designer, photo retoucher, workflow optimizer, photographer, videographer, project manager, mentor and team leader. I’m here to share those lessons with you and perhaps I am the creative spark you need to help you get your next project off the ground.

As an independent brand strategy and design consultant I strive to help individuals, small and medium-sized businesses gain a competitive advantage in the increasingly digital landscape. I form and realize ideas that align with your business goals and the needs of your customers.

My ultimate goal is to create unique and exciting experiences, leaving a lasting impression converting your simple leads into loyal customers and turning your loyal customers into brand ambassadors.

expertise

  • Asset Management
  • Branding & Strategy
  • Creative Direction
  • Editorial Design
  • Identity Design
  • Photo Retouching
  • Product Photography
  • Social Media Marketing
  • UX/UI Design
  • 3D Visualization

Past Experience

Lead designer

• design of several corporate identities and corresponding identity systems
• implementation of a cloud based DAM system
• art direction of CGI visualisations
• PowerPoint presentation templates and master designs
• social media creative direction
• print publication design
• packaging design and prototyping

head of creative and development

• leading a small team of web developers
• consulting and advising new and existing clients
• further developing proprietary marketing software
• social media and content creation strategy

team leader

• advisory and consulting roles for existing clients
• project & resource planning, work preparation, controlling and invoicing
• monitoring and coordination of off-shore service providers
• continuous professional development of photo retouchers and designers

media operator

• catalogue production (data management, layout, preparation for print)
• complex picture retouching and composing (mainly fashion industry clients)
• optimisation and retouching of pictures for e-commerce use
• invoicing and direct client contact

mentor / Educator

‍• mentor of a journalism workshop
• familiarising students with different journalistic mediums
• editing and designing of a daily “Workshop newspaper”
• recording and editing of “Workshop TV news”
• writing articles for public reports

Dtp operator

• design, layout, production, data management and retouching for a newspaper
• visualisation of articles written by our journalists and editors
• design and production of newspaper advertisements
• final approval of print-ready data and communication with the printing houses

what my clients say

“Domen listens to his customers, understands their requirements and is able to transfer them, while exceeding our expectations, every time.”
- Katja, General Manager @ID4me
“I'm very happy with the resulting products and corporate image, the professionalism and quality of which helps to set my company apart from the competition.”
- David, Owner @SCT Dynamics
“The consultation was very professional, the realisation quick and uncomplicated. All my future projects will be reALIZED by TrashPanda Creative.”
- Anika, Owner @AniBackt