Blog of Nela Dunato

20 Things You Might Not Know About Me

Published on at 18:38 in Personal

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This blog post is a part of the ’20 Things You Might Not Know About Me’ Blog Tag started by April from Blacksburg Belle. I'm not a fan of overly personal posts because I presume that wouldn't be interesting to most of you, but honestly — that's just my assumption, I don't know whether you'd like it or not! So I decided to do it and see how it goes :) Read more...

5 Mistakes I Made When Transitioning Into Self-Employment (And What To Do Instead)

Published on at 09:55 in Personal, Tips for creatives

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On September the 1st I celebrated the first anniversary of making the switch to full-time self-employment. I find it really funny to read all the advice now, because I broke pretty much every single rule along the way. And this made it more difficult than it had to be. If you're still in your day job, here's a heads-up on what not to do, and what to do instead. Read more...

Job titles are overrated: My life as a Jane-of-all-trades

Published on at 16:35 in Personal, Thoughts

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What do you want to be when you grow up? When I was a kid, I was changing my answer every week. I wanted to be an astronaut (of course), a paleontologist, an archeologist, a medical doctor, an actor, a molecular biologist... After a while I've settled on the fact that I'll be working 'something with computers'. To learn more about how and why I got into art, read this post. Read more...

Case Study: Rikon Logo Design Process

Published on at 20:03 in Graphic design, Creative process, Branding

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Rikon is a sci-fi and fantasy convention held annually in Rijeka, Croatia. Even though it has a longstanding tradition (since 1997), it never had a logo. I set out on a task to create a logo design and branding guidelines for this convention that caters to a variety of interests and age groups. See my logo design process from sketch to finish! Read more...

Sell Your Idea Before It's Ready

Published on at 20:32 in Tips for creatives, Productivity

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In the start-up world people often present early concepts of their work because they don't want to put thousands of hours of work and boatloads of money into something that isn't even interesting or useful to other people. And what do most of us do? We wait until we build it — no actually, we wait until we perfect it — and then we show it to the world. Read more...

Artsy Weekend in June part 2: Freaky Friday art show

Published on at 16:04 in Art, Personal

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This Friday I was exhibiting my art in Zagreb during the Freaky Friday event. Freaky Friday takes place each Friday the 13th and it features performance artists from all over the world, as well as local visual artists. I displayed my 10 darkest artworks in various techniques including paintings, drawings and mixed media collages. Read more...

Artsy Weekend in June part 1: Witching Day and Wallpeople

Published on at 20:06 in Art, Personal

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Last weekend was filled with various cultural events here in Rijeka, and sadly I couldn't get to visit all of them, but those I did visit I thoroughly enjoyed. I'm continuing the tour next weekend, so I'm making this a 'part 1' of a series, starting with Witching Day and Wallpeople 2014. Read more...

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