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MY TIMELINE

May 2018 – Present

Sound designer, composer

Snowball Games (Macedonia)

I currently work for Snowball Games. A brand new gaming company based in Macedonia with a lot of potential and skilled professionals. I’m responsible for the sound effects and music in the games we develop, as well social media jingles and trailers.

Sep 2017 – Dec 2017

Intern Sound Editor

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.

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.

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 enhanced 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.

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Professional Skills

Pro Tools 12 HD

Logic Pro X

iZotope tools

Mixing

Mastering

SFX

Dialogue editing

Foleys recording

Synths <3

Personal skills

Creative

Attention to details

Storyteller

Accurate

Enthusiast

Adaptability

Other interests

Unity

Photoshop

After Effects

Video editing

Win/Mac environment

Honors

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)

BEST SOUND NOMINEE

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