Can you give a brief intro on who you are and the work that you do?
My name is Ognjen Gligorijevic, I’m Serbian Graphic / Type Designer currently based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I’m mostly focused on the projects that have a focus on print and typography in the field of art, fashion and design. I founded OGV Studio, contemporary design, publishing and typography practice.
Where are you based and how does that play into your work?
I’m currently based between Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Niš, Serbia. I find living in Amsterdam quite inspiring, since it’s one of the most diverse cities in Europe, and in my opinion design community here is very progressive and forward thinking. That keeps me inspired.
What was your first job?
The first ever job that I did was a poster design for a small fashion brand based in Shanghai.
At what point did you realize that you wanted to be a designer?
When I was younger, I loved drawing and painting. Slowly, I started getting interested in typography and design. It became my hobby, so I started learning more about it. And then boom, it suddenly became my full-time job. The process was natural and it felt right.
What motivates you to create?
Seeing other art.
Describe your ideal working environment.
Loud music, plants, plants, plants and a lot of free space.
What lessons has your work life taught you?
Being patient and trusting the process.
Who had the greatest influence on you and your work?
Definitely Emil Ruder.
Where else can we find you?