Janja Popović is a London / Ljubljana based multidisciplinary designer. Her background is in fashion design with an interest in the creative economy, creative business, tech and innovation. She works broadly between product, digital and visual design. At the core of her work is creative and user-friendly approach. Janja’s primary focus is on innovation, and product development, especially the early stages of product implementation and how people experience a brand. She tries to implement creativity whether considering product, service or business approach. Her designs include digital services, luxury goods, home appliances, mobile app designs, brand identity and print design.

Master of Arts, Fashion & the Creative Economy, Kingston University, London Kingston Business School
Achievements: Gold Kingston Award by Kingston University
Bachelor of Arts, Fashion / Apparel Design, University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art (exchange program)
Bachelor of Arts, Fashion & Textile Design, University of Ljubljana
Achievements:  Award for a special achievement from University of Ljubljana


Brand & Product Management, IE Business School
Running Product Design Sprints, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Introduction to User Experience Design, Georgia Institute of Technology
User Experience: Research & Prototyping, University of California San Diego, The Design Lab
Excel Skills for Business Specialization, Macquarie University, Macquarie Business School
Meta Front-End Developer Professional Certificate (enrolled)
Meta iOS Developer Professional Certificate (enrolled)


June 2019: Final cohort StepUp Virgin Start-up program for female founders to scale their start-ups
February 2019: Exhibiting at Women4Climate, C40 Conference in Paris 2019 at Paris City Hall
January 2019: We in Social Tech supported by The Deutsche Bank and Nwes awarded my start-up Ayswap with business mentorship and office space
November 2018: Finalist for Enterprise Circle pitch competition at Kingston University London
September 2018: Nominated Social Enterprise Award and Most Entrepreneurial Student 2018 by Kingston Business School
September 2018: Winner of Campfire Ignites competition for start-up
September 2018: Gold Kingston Award by Kingston University London
August 2018: Top 10 female entrepreneurs supported by Mayor of London & C40 (Women4Climate)
June 2018: Represented Kingston University at the University Alliance Enterprise Stars Competition 2018
May 2018: Awarded with 6 months of office space at Launch22 in Central London, final 8 entrepreneurs for 3 months incubator Launch22 in Central London
March 2018: Top 10 Student Start-ups of the Year 2018 by Enterprise Nation
February 2017: Top Finalist, Bright ideas competition 2017 at Kingston Business school London
November 2013: Winner of the 2013 title of Fashion girl from Grazia Slovenia magazine
July 2013: First place for best stylist award from fashionbloger.si
June 2012: An award for a special achievement as a winner of Elle Slovenian stylist from the University of Ljubljana
October 2012: Elle Slovenian stylist of the year 2012, Ljubljana Fashion Week


Digital skills
Adobe Creative Suite  (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dimension, Experience Manager), InVision, InVision Freehand, MS PowerPoint, Microsoft  Excel, UserTesting, G-Suite, Google Analytics, Figma, SAP, WordPress, GFK Newron, Euromonitor (Learning HTML,  front-end development)


User-Centred Design & Design thinking, Creative Economy, Emerging technology & Digital solutions, Innovation management, Product development, Product launch, Sustainability & Sustainable Design, Fashion


Recent work
Content design for:  Vodafone VOXIMoroccanoilStyleWe
Fashion columnist: 24.com


Executive summary
Creative, analytical, open-minded, design-oriented graduate in MA Fashion & the Creative Economy with an interest in user-centric design, user experiences, visual and content design, emerging technology, creativity, product design & development. Holder of a business and a design degree with work experience in building products, marketing, driving projects with cross-functional teams, and leading a full product lifecycle from MVP to post-launch execution. Understanding the importance of engaging, inspiring design for users and their interaction, as well as digital products, design strategy, and operation. Tenacious, self-motivated, positive, creative natural networker personality with swift adaptable skills with the ability to execute tasks and achieve proven results with a commercial yet aesthetic creative eye. Fluent in multiple European languages.
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