Kaja Antlej

Working Experience

Lecturer in Industrial Design (May 2016 – )
School of Engineering, Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env, Deakin University, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, 75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria 3216, Australia

Independent Designer / Researcher/ Consultant  (July 2013 – April 2016)
Selected projects: Interpret Europe (Conference website design; Technology part for STEP analysis, Communication team member; 2015); eCultSkills LLP-LdV (Document Evaluation: Training Guidelines of eCulture Jobs; 2015); eCultValue EC FP7 in collaboration with the Association for Culture and Education KIBLA (workshops, reports, communication, 2014 –2015, ); ADAPT2DC ERDF in collaboration with the Urban planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (Proposals for creative industry, 2014); Expert Panel member at the 2015 and 2016 NMC Horizon Report: Museum Edition (2014 – 2016); decorative/product design for Khk Création (2014), visual communications design for INMA d.o.o. (2014), product/visual communications design for INTRI d.o.o. (2013))

Postdoctoral Researcher (March 2015 – September 2015)
Centre for Creative and Cultural Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia
Project title: Digital communication of Slovenian food heritage in Australia: enhancing the active participation and creativity of younger generations of Slovenians in Australia (Slovenian Australian Cook Hub)
Supervisor: Prof. Angelina Russo, Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra
(Visiting Fellow, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, The Australian National University. Supervisor: Prof. Jaqueline Lo, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU Centre for European Studies.)
Funding: Endeavour Research Fellowship is provided by the Australian Government Department of Education.

Member of the Enterprisingly into the business world (August 2014 – December 2014)
Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region – RDA LUR, Tehnološki park 19, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Project title: Enterprisingly into the business world (Podjetno v svet podjetništva) 2014
Activities: entrepreneurship training during the 4 monthly employment period, developing business idea: Heritage communication with digital technologies
Funding: Operation part financed by the European Union, European Social Fund.

EVS Volunteer at an NGO for the Promotion of Women’s Rights (September 2013 – April 2014)
JOSSOUR, Forum des Femmes Marocaines, (Jossour, Forum of Moroccan Women) N°: 33, Immeuble 131 Avenue Hassan II, 10000 Rabat, Morocco (Host organisation); Zavod Voluntariat, Cigaletova 9, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia (Sending and coordinating organisation)
Project title: Equal Rights are not Special Rights
Activities: project coordination, fundraising, PR and marketing (digital communication), design
Funding: European Voluntary Service is a part of Youth in Action, an European Commission funded programme.

Volunteer in an NGO Promoting Creativity (October 2013 – April 2014)
EXTRAMUROS – Association de l’Art et la Culture pour tous (Extramuros – Association of Art and Culture for All), Dar Chabab, Avenue Fourat, Hay Mohamadi, 20000 Casablanca, Morocco
Project title: Hadiqat Ennass
Activities: revitalisation of Al Quds public park in Casablanca – participation in conceptualising, designing and developing, collaboration in workshop coordination (ecology, music, sport, creativity and personal development), documentation (photo, video), PR and marketing (digital communication)
Funding: Fondation OCP

Engineer for 3D Technologies (June 2013 – August 2013)
IB-PROCADD, engineering, consulting, CAD/CAM, d.o.o., Dunajska cesta 106, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Activities: project and event coordination, new product development, PR and marketing, design, visual communications, website editing, interactive television editing, 3D printing management

Young Researcher from Business – Generation 2009 (December 2009 – May 2013)
IB-PROCADD, engineering, consulting, CAD/CAM, d.o.o., Dunajska cesta 106, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Project title: Use of 3D technologies and Other Digital Technologies in the Field of Cultural Heritage
Mentors: Prof. Slavko Dolinšek, IRI UL – Institute for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana; Edvard Sternad, IB-PROCADD, d.o.o.; Assist. Prof. Mateja Kos, National Museum of Slovenia
Funding: Operation part financed by the European Union, European Social Fund.

Engineer for 3D Technologies (January 2006 – November 2009)
IB-PROCADD, engineering, consulting, CAD/CAM, d.o.o., Dunajska cesta 106, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Activities: project and event coordination, new product development, PR and marketing, design, visual communications, website editing, 3D printing management

Volunteer in the City Museum of Ljubljana (October 2010 – May 2011)
MUSEUM AND GALLERIES OF LJUBLJANA, Gosposka ulica 15, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Project title: Museums Connect
Activities: project coordination, research, curation and museum exhibition preparation for better social inclusion of Macedonians in Ljubljana

Freelance Journalist for the KLIK Magazine, Quality and Sustainability in Architecture and Design (November 2006 – April 2011)
PROANIMA, d.o.o., Proletarska cesta 4, 1000 Ljubljana
Activities: writing popular science articles about design, 3D technologies and heritage communication