I’m Jelena, a web designer from Zagreb, Croatia. I also love drawing, digital painting, graphic design, application design, and all types of design and art related work. When I’m not designing or painting, I’m usually singing, since I’m also a student at the Bacchabundus Vocal Studio.
Better grab a cup of coffee, this’ll take a while. You can always skip my ranting, and just contact me.
I’ve been dabbling in design for about ten years, actively working in the area since 2005. I know, because this site was created that year, and since then, I couldn’t get enough of designing. Making web sites was one of my favorite hobbies, and it’s been a job for the past four years.
But it didn’t start with design.
First, there were the drawings. Along with my huge interest in fantasy art. I was mostly a copy-cat, being in love with the work of Luis Royo, and trying to draw almost everything he drew.
I wasn’t all that much creative, at least not in the beginning, but I drew all the time. It was my favorite sanctuary.
Then came the computer. It took me a while to discover it, but sometime in the beginning of this century, I started to learn all about making graphics and websites. And I couldn’t get enough of it. Of course, nothing was as fun, not even school. I remember running home from school to make graphics, or to draw. I couldn’t even imagine I’d make it a profession one day. That I’d do this on a daily basis, and be able to make a living.
Right now, I’m employed as a web designer full-time, doing the thing I love the most eight hours a day, five days a week. To me, it’s a dream job, in a wonderful company, with amazing co-workers. It can be challenging, but it’s also so much fun – working with different people, and trying to give them not what they want, but what they need.
During the seven years of Endless-Light.com, I never really seriously thought about quitting it, even though people around me slowly closed their sites, one by one. Endless-Light.com seemed to have evolved from an adolescent fantasy and hideaway, to a web designer’s portfolio, still concentrating on one important thing: ART – in traditional, digital, and designer form.