02 Feb 2017

On Thursday, February 2nd, professionals from the fields of design, IT and creative industries and other young entrepreneurs will have a unique opportunity to receive free expert consultations from representatives of our leading companies. Representatives of the leading Serbian gaming company Nordeus, the award-winning marketing agency McCann Erickson, ERSTE Bank, legal team of Share Foundation and others will participate on the ninth edition of the event AKS ME ANYTHING at Nova Iskra.


In June 2012, Nova Iskra presented a completely new format of free, multidisciplinary expert consultations aimed at a wide scope of professionals from the fields of design, IT, entrepreneurship and other related fields, in accordance with its mission to provide professional support to young creative professionals. This month, the ninth edition of this specific event is held with the title AKS ME ANYTHING, while ERSTE Bank supports the implementation of this format since 2015.


On this occasion, its will present eight excellent professionals, who cover a wide range of relevant topics - from diverse aspects of the gaming industry through strategic planning and creative direction, to legal advice, entrepreneurship, finance and administrative frameworks for entrepreneurial business. We will host representatives of Nordeus, McCann Erickson, ERSTE Bank, Share Foundation as well as Knjiški moljac blog (ft1p).


The event is designed to support those who are working on the development of specific projects and/or have a need for consultations in the fields of game art, UI/UX design, art direction, startup, communication strategies, branding, legal and administrative issues, intellectual property, the establishment of businesses and many other relevant topics. Nova Iskra desks will be transformed into "booths" in which participants can speak undisturbed and for free with the selected consultant during "their" 15 minutes. Senior students who work on specific projects can also register for participation, while each participant can simultaneously apply for interviews with three different consultants.


The ninth edition of Nova Iskra’ s specific "trademark" program will be held on Thursday, February 2nd from 6 PM at Nova Iskra, with the participation of the following local experts:


DARYL CLEWLOW [Head of Art - Nordeus]

expertise: game art, illustration


Daryl Clewlow is the chief art director at Nordeus, which means he is responsible for the overall art direction of Nordeus games, as well as for the development of the entire artistic team. Before Nordeus, Daryl has spent over 13 years creating consoles and mobile games for companies such as Free Radical Design, Core Design, Rebellion, Blitz Games and NaturalMotion. As chief art director of Natural Motion, Daryl supervised the entire development of games such as Clumsy Ninja, CSR2 and Dawn of Titans. Prior to joining the gaming industry Daryl spent seven years of his career in developing special effects for movies, where he worked for many Hollywood blockbuster films such as Event Horizon and Star Wars Episode One.


IVAN GOŠIĆ [UI Artist - Nordeus]

expertise: UI/UX design

Ivan Gošić is a multidisciplinary UI/UX designer at Nordeus. As part of the Top Eleven team, Ivan is responsible for interface design and games user experience. Ivan has more than ten years of experience in the design of interfaces, interactive design, branding and animation. During these years he worked for high-profile companies in the Internet industry in several European countries such as Czech Republic, Hungary, and Austria. He also worked with brands such as Coca Cola, Renault, British Telecom and startup’ s Banjo and Nestpick.


KENAN SALIHBEGOVIĆ [Community Manager - Nordeus]

expertise: community management, social networks, digital marketing


Kenan Salihbegović is the Community Manager at Nordeus. Kenan has more than nine years of experience in building a global network of communities. Originally from the marketing sphere, Kenan began his career as a community managers in companies such as Toptal, where he was manager of the global community and affected the growth of Toptal’s networks on a global level.


JANA SAVIĆ RASTAVAC [Creative director - McCann Erickson Belgrade]

expertise: creative direction, branding, creative strategy, copywriting


Jana Savić Rastovac is the Creative Director at McCann Belgrade. After graduating in sociology at the University of Belgrade, she began her career in advertising more than 10 years ago, creating stories and campaigns for brands like Coca Cola, Carlsberg, Nestle, MTV and others. Her awards include the Cannes Lion 2011, First for Serbia, Goldendrum Grand Prix, Eurobest Award finalist, as well as numerous awards for the best agency in Serbia. She is a member of 5050initiative.org and one of the authors of the recently published book Hacker, Maker, Teacher, Thief: Advertising's Next Generation.


KATARINA PRIBIĆEVIĆ [Director of Strategic Planning - McCann Erickson Belgrade]

expertise: strategic planning, marketing, brand architecture, market analysis


Katarina Pribićević’s curiosity led her to the field of advertising ten years ago, where she worked with some of the biggest national and international brands (Coca-Cola, LAV beer, Tuborg, mts, Telekom Serbia, Imlek, Bambi, L'Oreal, ROSA, Carnex) gaining knowledge and skills in the field of brand planning and communications strategies. Today, Katarina leads the strategic planning department of the creative agency McCann Beograd, as well as McCann Truth Central - expert unit of McCann's that deals with finding out (yet undiscovered) truth about the most challenging segments of the population and trends.


SRETEN VRANIĆ [Project  Manager for startups - ERSTE Banka]

expertise: market research, competition analysis, lifecycle management of companies, managing product profitability


Sreten Vranić is an expert in product management at ERSTE Bank. He graduated on the Faculty of Economics in the field of international trade and finished the Adizes leadership program for managing companies organizational change. Besides the core business, he is involved as a mentor on the program Superstep loans for beginners in the business. He spent several years working in the United States and China on international trade.


MILAN TRBOJEVIĆ [CEO - FT1P / Knjiški moljac]

expertise: administrative matters, establishment of companies, bookkeeping


Milan Trbojević is a "cyber accountant” and tax advisor, and is also the founder of the blog FT1P that specializes in the fields of accounting and tax consulting. Specialized in overcoming bureaucratic obstacles in the context of IT activities, and mostly through his work, helps entrepreneurs to easily overcome accounting procedures and maintaining accurate reports. He is a prominent member of the startup community and as a mentor in the ICT Hub works on finding new business models in Serbia.


NEVENA KRIVOKAPIĆ [lawyer, researcher in the framework of the legal team Share Fondacije]

expertise: legal issues, intellectual property, violation of rights on the Internet


Nevena Krivokapić graduated Law on the University of Belgrade. After that she worked at the law firm "Stojković & Prekajski" in the areas of media law, internet law and intellectual property, concentrating mainly on representing clients in court proceedings regarding the freedom of opinion and expression, copyright law, as well as the protection of basic human rights. Currently she is working in the SHARE Defense organization as Project Manager Assistant and Legal Researcher. During her studies she was a member of the winning team of the Faculty of Law at the "Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition" which is traditionally held at the University of Oxford.


In order to participate in the event, registration is mandatory - until January 31st at midnight, at the following link http://bit.ly/2jAPq4d.


Participants will receive confirmation of their participation the next day, as well as the exact times of their consultations. Participation in the program is free of charge, and it is possible to apply for a 15-minute consultation with a maximum of three different consultants. The event is free and open to the public. AKS ME ANYTHING is supported by ERSTE Bank.