May 2018 – July 2019

Sound designer, composer

Snowball Games (Macedonia)

Sound design, effects and music is my primary role, followed by a creative development that evolved into video editing and animation. Creating trailers for all of the streaming media platforms, short commercials, catchy animations for marketing purposes and producing a visual impact became my hobby on a daily basis.

Sep 2017 – Dec 2017

Sound Editor Intern

Loudness Films (LISBON)

After my studies, I had the opportunity to learn from the best; Branko Neskov and Roland Vajs. Dozen of shows and movies were crafted and edited for the time I was doing my internship in Lisbon (Portugal), in a fully equipped Dolby Atmos studio with Avid S6. These 4 months were crucial for my knowledge and experience, I’ve witnessed exactly how professionals work and their effort and striving for perfection.

Feb 2016 – Jul 2017

M.A. Sound design

Baltic Film and Media School (TALLINN)

The specialization for my sound design master course continued in Tallinn, Estonia. A great facility, with a proper room treatment equipped with 5.1/7.1. Spent every minute possible to learn and play with the Dcommand, trying variety of plugins, checking different setups and my favorite habit, comparing and shaping panoramas.

Sept 2015 – Jul 2017

M.A. Sound design

Universidade Lusofona (LISBON)

Student of the first KINO EYES program, a mobility scheme focused on fiction film-making. With a full scholarship and studying in two European universities, I acquired valuable technical and storytelling skills for sound design. Working with an international crew in English, while developing projects, researching, and writing, I was lucky enough to gain a tremendous knowledge about people’s behavior on set and in post. As a thesis, I designed a two 15 minute short films.

2011 – 2014

Sound designer/engineer

Vertigo Visual (Macedonia)

Working with bigger clients like T-Mobile, Skopsko,┬áRaiffeisen Bank… was an upgrade for my career. We had a lot of ADR sessions, foleys editing and location sound that improved my knowledge and variety of tips that enhanced my workflow. Also, recording voice-overs and doing interactive sound design increased my involvement and responsibility.

2004 – 2011

Sound editor/jingle specialist

City Radio, ClubFM (Macedonia)

This was my first interaction with professionals and the moment where deadlines and responsibilities begun. At that young age, I was lucky enough to participate in this kind of environment and learn from everyone. I had to design catchy commercials and jingles that would represent the client and attract customers. Record voice overs, schedule sessions, and taking care of the sound studios were all part of my tremendous experience and also, a great squad to learn from.

Professional Skills

Pro Tools 12 HD

Logic Pro X

iZotope tools




Dialogue editing

Foleys recording

Synths <3

Personal skills


Attention to details





Other interests





After Effects

Video editing

Win/Mac environment


Kinoki ’18 (Mexico)

Special mention by the jury

“Special mention for sound design: Impromptu made by Ilija, and for making the sound design a fundamental element of the dramatic development. For its richness, variety and opportunity”.

FAMU Fest ’14 (Prague)


Nominated for best sound award for “Limbo” by Jane Spasikj.