About Me

TAMIGO is an innovative and experienced Belgrade-based graphic design team and network founded by Goran Skakic, one of the most experienced and award-wining graphic designer in Serbia. He is in business since 1994. His huge experience and knowledge give him the opportunity to apply skills and craft across a broad range of clients and graphic design industries both online and offline. He is supported by a roster of photographers designers, production illustrators and photographers, website development monkeys of all sorts, professional translators, as well as printing and publishing experts.

TAMIGO brings a unique spin to a client’s work, along with visionary creativity, and a great attitude of ‘Yes, we can!’ Our clients value our integrated communication and organization skills, our attention to detail and our enthusiasm. We are busy, fast-paced and growing. We are completely 24/7 global and diverse!

TAMIGO has widespread expertise in book cover and interior design, layouts and pre-press for books, children's books, textbooks, workbooks, cookbooks, digital magazines and magazines, ebooks.
Who started to do business with me, remains forever with me.

My Experience

  • December 2015 - Present

    Cross Cultural Communications

    https://www.cultureandlanguage.net/

    Graphic Designer (textbooks, workbooks, promotion materials, email marketing)
    • Managed all phases of 5 new textbooks, including conceptualizing designs, managing milestones and incorporating customer feedback.
    • Demonstrated ability to take on various roles including graphics assistant and graphics specialist to provide range across projects.
    • Completed final touches for projects such as images sizes and font selection.
  • December 2013 - Present

    Veronica Lane Books

    https://veronicalanebooks.com/

    Lead Graphic Designer
    • Developed and designed book covers, jackets, interiors and related deliverables for Veronica Lane Books titles.
    • Rendered graphics, Illustration, hand-lettering and other art assets for book packages.
    • Developed creative design for marketing packages, including print materials, brochures, banners, flyers, and signs.
    • Put together videos for social media, advertising and informational purposes.
    • Used Adobe Creative Cloud to create layouts and images.
    • Done more than 50 books, a lot of advertising and marketing materials.
  • November 2015 - December 2016

    Bar&Restaurant Success

    https://barrestaurantsuccess.com/

    Graphic Designerfor interactive materials
    • Work remotely via Skype, telephone and email. Developed and created digital magazine.
    • Developed graphics and visual or audio images for digital magazine.
    • Uploaded files on Mag Cast and published on the Internet. Push notifications to the clients.
  • January 2012 - December 2013

    DeAgostini

    https://veronicalanebooks.com/

    Graphic Designer
    • Worked remotely via Skype and email. As a specialist for multilingual jobs, I've had an existing template, translated text and I had to put the texts in inappropriate places. Those were the magazines for Romanian, Bulgarian and Croatian market. There is the recommendation letter of Senior editor Destination southeast Europe, Tania Skandalaki on DropBox. Further, the links below represent my multilingual jobs.
    • https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qvlnyu7rob5l240/AADvxl1jtxRxHi1OYrG1u3yha?dl=0
    • https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ktb1r7w2xa658fi/AADiLXYC9oEznLeibqhhUiHFa?dl=0
    • https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qvlnyu7rob5l240/AADvxl1jtxRxHi1OYrG1u3yha?dl=0

  • October 2007 - December 2012

    Mono & Mañana

    https://www.knjizare-vulkan.rs/

    Graphic Designer
    • An engagement in publishing companies Plato, Mono i Manana gave me an opportunity to cooperate with famous publishing companies in the world, such as Larousse, Templar, DK, Wiley, Penguin, Berlitz, Hinkler, Veronica Lane Books. My special honor was direct cooperation with world's famous writers such as Umberto Eco, J. K. Rowling, Helen Fielding, within projects in the listed publishing companies.
    • Created designs, concepts, and sample layouts, based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
    • Reviewed final layouts and suggested improvements as needed.
    • Maintained archive of images, photos, or previous work products.

  • December 1997 – December 2019

    Zavod za udzbenike

    http://www.knjizara.zavod.co.rs/

    Graphic designer (textbooks, workbooks, books, covers)
    • Developed concepts and artwork, creating graphic design solutions from concept through to completion.
    • Developed and created both digital and print design for a wide range of print and online campaigns, publications and advertising.
    • Created a new font for the publication and advertising materials.
    • Done more than 250 textbooks and workbooks.

  • April 1997 – Februar 2018

    Plato

    http://www.plato.rs/

    Graphic Designer
    • Developed concepts and artwork, created graphic design solutions from concept through to completion. Developed and created a print design for a wide range of print and online campaigns, encyclopedias, books, and publications.
    • Determined size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, selected a style, size and typography type.
    • Created a new font for the publication and advertising materials.
    • Worked with branch managers, department managers, and other staff to design or modify forms for all branches and departments.
    • Established streamlined electronic on-demand forms printing system using a high-speed printer connected to multiple computers.
    • Done more than 500 books in different genres, a lot of advertising and marketing materials.

  • April 1995 – May 1998

    Prvo slovo

    Graphic Designer
    • Worked as Graphic Designer and DTP operator, photo editor with specific tasks in the planning of shooting at the photographic studios and in the management of photo-retouching and photo-montage.
    • Designing magazine and all the other marketing materials required, preparing for the printing.
    • Photo Editing, modify images for use across multiple formats.
    • Maintaining the Image Database.

My Projects

What Clients Said

Etan Boritzer

President of Veronica Lane Books,
LA, California


We love working with Goran Skakic and his team! Goran has provided professional, reliable and creative design work for our print books, ebooks, promotional materials and website. His team works quickly and they are really cheerful people, happy to make changes until all is perfect! I recommend Goran to publishers, web developers, commercial and industrial clients seeking expert design work!

 

Tania Skandalaki

Senior Editor Southeast Europe at DeAgostini,
Athens, Greece


During the years of our kind cooperation, Mr Skakic was working as DTP packager, being responsible for the most important publishing projects in Balkans. We had an excellent and creative collaboration, as Mr Skakic combines knowledge, education and professionalism. Consistency, integrity and team work are the main characteristics of his professional profile. I am sure that the uniqueness and the authenticity of his character, as a personality and as a colleague, but also the substantial professional experience will be a stepping stone for even further achievements in the future.

 

Marjory Bancroft

Director and owner of Cross Cultural Communications,
Columbia, MD 21046, United States


...however, now comes my biggest problem, the one I have been agonizing over for a week: you are the designer who has given me the biggest headache of my life. Why? Your design is too beautiful to turn into two-thirds b&w pages and I am not rich enough to swallow the cost of all color.

When I asked for you to make a beautiful book I did not see the trouble I was making for myself when you succeeded!!!! To choose which pages to turn b&w is like killing your babies.

Contact Me

Phone Number

+381 11 2108 394

 

Mobile Numberr

+381 65 2108 394

+1 844 334 8446

 

Email

gskakic@gmail.com

 

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