About Marichoo

I am Marija Knezic, also known as “Marichoo”illustrator, graphic designer & artist with a quirky mind, endless flow of creative ideas and versatile skills!

Please find my resume below (also available in PDF).

I come from Croatia, where I studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Faculty of Humanities. During my studies I discovered my love for illustration.

In Croatia I worked as an illustrator & graphic designer and was very lucky to have worked with some very prominent clients. Then, as it happens, life took me to Germany, where I currently live and work.

My biggest inspiration comes from everyday life, which, seen from another perspective, can be magical, beautiful and absurd. My great love and source of inspiration is also medieval art, full of detail, life and humour. I start each project with a lot of writing; writing down ideas, thoughts, keywords… That helps me to come to the final idea and start making sketches.

I mostly do my illustrations on iPad, using Procreate app. My favourite subject are people, I enjoy studying and drawing human bodies, faces, movements and expressions.

I would describe my style as figurative, clean, graphic and colourful. If you are still reading, I wish you a nice day and have fun exploring my website!

Resume / CV

8+ years experience

  • Agency & freelance working experience
  • Projects for top brands
  • Clients from various industries
  • Working on tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication & team skills
  • Active listening
  • Requirements gathering
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Graduated, Master of Fine Arts

Skills

  • Illustrating & Drawing
  • Graphic Design
  • Creativity
  • Concept development
  • Re/branding
  • Art direction
  • Visual identity
  • Storyboards
  • Presenting & pitching
  • Artwork production
  • Ads, flyers, brochures, etc.
  • Campaigns
  • Print & Digital
  • Copywriting
  • English, German, Croatian

Tools

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Procreate
  • PowerPoint
  • Keynote

Location

Darmstadt, Germany

Education

  • Academy of Fine Arts – Zagreb, 2011-2014
    Master of Fine Arts, Graphics (M.A.)
    Graduated summa cum laude – highest award which is annually given to one outstanding student
  • Academy of Fine Arts – Zagreb, 2008-2011
    Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.A.)
  • Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences – Zagreb, 2008-2011
    Bachelor of Arts, History of Art (B.A.)

Experience

Freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer & Artist – marichoo.com
2011 – ongoing

As an illustrator & graphic designer I have worked with various brands such as: Playboy, ChefsFeed, BBDO, AgroChem, Vizkultura, L-Mag and many more.
For illustration commissions & inquiries from the EU represented by kombinatrotweiss-illustration

As an artist I exhibited on various solo and group art exhibitions.


Graphic Designer, Henschel
Darmstadt, 2019 – ongoing

Henschel is a German fashion & lifestyle company with fashion stores located in Darmstadt, Heidelberg, Michelstadt and Lübeck.

I work closely with social media manager and marketing manager to create newsletters, social media ads, articles, website updates and such. I also design many print materials such as posters, brochures, flyers & POS materials. I am also responsible for Gegenüber, another brand of Henschel, for all things regarding design & visual identity. Recently I did the rebranding of the brand / corporate visual identity.


Graphic Designer & Illustrator, Augustanec Group
Zagreb, 2017 – 2018

Augustanec Group is the biggest Croatian company that deals with designing and producing of souvenirs. It produces the souvenirs for majority of Europe.

My responsibilities were illustration and design of the souvenirs. I learned a lot about the processes of manufacturing, working with different materials and product design.


Graphic Designer, BBDO advertising agency
Zagreb, 2014 – 2016

Working with major Croatian and international brands, such as: Molson Coors (Staropramen, Stella Artois, Beck’s, Ožujsko), Wrigley, Vienna Insurance Group, Podravka, Lactalis Group, Dukat, Plazma, …

I have worked on everything related to graphic design for print; flyers, posters, brochures, packages, magazine ads and POS materials. I’ve also worked for online; designed web banners, social media ads and designed and prepared files for animation.

Working in a dynamic agency environment I’ve gained valuable experience in how to tackle versatile tasks simultaneously and under tight deadlines.

Clients / Brands

Some of the clients & brands I made projects for:

In Media

  • Fashion.hr – interview with Marichoo – link | pdf
  • bashART.info – interview with Marichoo and promotion of the “Penetration” poster exhibition – link | pdf
  • Vizkultura – promotion of the “Penetration” poster exhibition – link | pdf
  • Jutarnji List – major Croatian newspaper reporting about Slap & Stick project – pdf
  • Grazia – lifestyle magazine including news for Slap & Stick – pdf
  • Media Marketing – news about Vegeta’s new cookbook – link | pdf

Resume / CV in PDF

You can also see Marija Knezic “Marichoo” resume as:

Marija-Knezic-Marichoo-Illustrations
Let’s work together!
Marija Knezic “Marichoo”