My name is Jurij Veselič.
I was born on 11.04.1985 to a mother who is a music teacher and to a father who runs his own car workshop.
They both haven’t followed their hearts regarding their careers. My mum wanted to be a designer and my father a truck driver.
Because in both cases their parents got involved in decision making, their plans changed. Eventually they have learned to love their work.
My story is a bit different. My parents haven’t interfered in my decision making.
No, I fucked it up all by myself. When I finished high school, I wanted to become a industrial designer.
When I was on university open days at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, I realised that my drawing skills were not good enough to pass the entrance exams.
I decided right there and then that I’m not good enough and that I will never get in.
I convinced myself that that’s ok and that I will be just as happy if I go and study something else.
I was never more wrong in my life.
Now after 12 years I have decided that it is time to face the facts.
Designing is my biggest passion and there is nothing else I would like to do more.
My drawing skills are as bad as they were 12 years ago but this time it won’t stop me.
I don’t know how to draw things but I know how to make them.
I am creative, innovative and very good with my hands.
The biggest and only obstacle now is how to make a living with doing design.
It is very hard to get information from successful designers and companies that do design.
That is why I decided, if I will ever become successful, I will help each and everyone who will ask for my help.
And that is what it’s all about, isn’t it? To help each other.
Besides designing I’m also very passionate about cars and motorcycles.
I love restoring and customising stuff to improve their functionality and appearance.
Come to think of it, we are all designers.
Our greatest creation is our life.
Make sure to design your life according to your taste.