About Harun Alikadic
I am an interaction, graphics and digital product designer. Born and raised in Sarajevo. Crazy about the visual arts and coding since childhood. During the war I fought with the art and printing. Studied in Italy where I live ever since. More than 15 years of professional experience in the interaction and visual design. Love nature, rafting and mountain biking. Proud dad of a beautiful girl. We hike together.
I am currently a design and usability consultant, working directly with clients. Partnering with software agencies and freelance developers for the build part. Do not code myself anymore except for the occasional purposes of prototyping (HTML/JS, Framer). I’m also working on few research/startup web and mobile projects in the fields of citizen journalism, gamification, augmented/virtual reality and internet of things.
In more than 15 years of professional experience I have worked with advertising agencies, the public sector, high profile international brands, helped startups with branding and design, started up my own businesses.
After obtaining a bachelor degree in Arts, I have specialized in Human-Computer Interaction at Fabrica, a Communication Research Center in Treviso, where I have worked for three years on highly innovative digital projects in the Interaction Department, lead by Andy Cameron. A virtual gaming platform Fabrica Virtuale, that I’ve conceived and designed, was exhibited at Centre Pompidou in Paris.In 2014 I have designed an innovative meta-search and online booking engine for TravelMesh, a startup company funded by Trentino province and FBK. As the lead designer and information architect at TravelMesh, I have supervised the entire product lifecycle, from concept, through design and development to launch and optimization. The international exhibition Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy, chose TravelMesh for online promotion and ecommerce of travel services to millions of visitors of the Expo digital channels.
In 2013 I have designed the Official Mobile App of the Nordic World Ski Championship.
Worked with the Bologna Municipality, designed assets for the online communication and the Smart City initiative.
Co-founded Freshcreator in 2010, an award winning website builder and ecommerce platform that helped thousands of european SME to get their businesses online. It was sold recently and phased out.
Lead a team of 10 in 2009 to research and design Italy's biggest and most comprehensive government backed data platform for tourism, Osservatorio Nazionale del Turismo.
Coded several AS Flash video games in 2005 for clients like Benetton, Lisbon Airport, Trento Museum of Science.