Mujo Ramic’s style is all his own. Even though he’s been a part of the Creative Allies community for only a year, he has made quite the impression. Find out about his favorite design tools and his advice for fellow creatives!
Where are you from and what is your occupation?
Born in Bosnia and moved to Iowa in 2000. I work as a graphic designer for Farm Bureau Financial Services and I do freelance work on the weekends.
I am a designer because it’s what I know best. I know how to communicate and create the perfect art for my clients.
How did you get started?
I was always drawing but never focused on art in college. A good friend convinced me to go back to school and purse my new career.
The Rebelution poster was the most challenging drawing I have done. But had the most satisfying results. I felt very proud of myself to challenge my flow of work and create something in a different style.
How do you start your process for working on a piece?
Depends on the piece. Usually I sketch things out on my iPad and gather visuals of things related to that subject.
Snowboarding contests. I am a huge fan of snowboarding and the art that goes behind it. It’s like you are riding down the hill on a million dollar painting.
Tell us about your design style. Where do you pull your inspiration?
Pinterest. Every designer uses Pinterest. I’m a visual learner so that helps me gather the right information I need.
What are some of your favorite design tools?
So far, I like using the iPad with the pen and create illustrations that way. It’s a faster process for me and has that hand drawn feel to it.
Every artist to me has a unique style so every artist is my favorite!
Draplin Design Co. Pretty Much Everything. This book relates to a lot of the struggles I have gone through as a designer and as a person. His book also has a lot of similar tastes in design so I am pulled by both the copy and visuals shown in the book.
What do you like best about being part of the Creative Allies community?
The various forms and styles of art created by artists around the globe.
To be creative, you have to be yourself. This makes your art unique and different from everyone else.
Finally, what advice do you have for other designers and/or creatives?
Never say no. I have pulled back on a lot of opportunities to create some amazing work because I was afraid or nervous of the results. Always remember when someone asks you to create something, it means they trust your work. Never pull away. Just go forward!