Biljana Kikic [Kiki]
Flash Developer and Digital Designer
I once heard someone say that “ActionScript is like a Lego—only for the big kids.”
That perfectly describes the joy and excitement I feel working as a Flash developer.
Every ActionScript I do is like a new, magical world I get to build.
Perhaps my exaltation is because I originally started out as a designer, dealing only with still images on paper, back in the days before Internet became part of our lives.
After graduating from the Belgrade Design School, graphic design and drawing were the natural paths I followed. I worked as a graphic designer, illustrator and exhibited my drawings regularly.
After the digital world led me astray, the everlasting desire to make images move got me involved with computer animation and motion graphics, but the desire to make them fully alive and interactive made me realize what I now love the most: ActionScript.
I could talk for ages about how grateful I am to Flash for getting all of the creative tools I needed in one place, therefore giving freedom and independence to my creativity.
Throughout my career, coding for Flash acquainted me with other programming languages, and my goal is to keep expanding my coding skills.
Having been both a designer and a developer has hopefully made me a happy medium between the two. I enjoy both processes, which I don’t separate, but let inspire and complement each other.
The most exciting thing about this job is that it evolves constantly, and I appreciate that there will be always something new to learn.
My daily dose of workout (can be anything from jogging to Tae Bo, as long as it is driven by music) and cooking are my chill-out zones. I love music, drawing, writing, reading (non-fiction stuff), city (ideally a new city), wandering and keeping updated with the theories of the universe.
Apples (strange but true) and anything from Grandma’s kitchen.
Q-Tip, The Black Keys, Ian Brown, Roots Manuva, White Stripes, Mogwai, Patti Smith, Bonnie “Prince” Billy