Dejan Mitrovic


  • Dejan Mitrovic leads SustainRCA’s external programme and client-facing projects, curates the Sustain Show and tutors students about sustainability, design innovation and enterprise.

  • Biography

  • Dejan has an MA/MSc in Innovation Design Engineering from the RCA and Imperial College, and a BA in Industrial Design and Visual Communication from IUAV University in Venice, Italy.

    Dejan has been part of SustainRCA right from its start in 2011 and has been involved in the creation of the department and its core activities. He tutors and lectures at the Royal College of Art, Imperial College London, Ravensbourne College and Cass Business School, but also runs an educational business KIDE that brings the joy of design and 3D printing into primary schools through tailored activities. 

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  • Practice

  • Dejan has a special focus on sustainability, education, service design and new technologies. His skills include product design, graphic design and branding, curating and exhibition design, photography and video.

  • Awards and Grants

    • Digital Makers Grant (Nesta, Nominet, Autodesk) 2014
    • Near Now Fellow (Broadway Nottingham) 2014
    • Architectural Photography - 1st prize (Salon of Architecture Serbia) 2014
    • Best Young Creative in Serbia (Erste Foundation) 2012
    • Start Your Own Business (Matthew Wrightson Award) 2010

Publications & exhibitions

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    Salon of Architecture

    Belgrade, Serbia. 2014.

  • exhibition

    Power of Making

    Victoria&Albert, London, UK. 2011.

  • exhibition

    SANU Academy of Sciences

    Belgrade, Serbia. 2011

  • exhibition

    Design in Marveland

    London, UK. 2010

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    IUAV Selected Works

    Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy. 2008

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Research interests

  • User-centred design
  • Design for education
  • 3D Printing technologies
  • Biomimicry
  • Visual communication and branding 

Current and recent research

Chicken Run - an animal welfare project for innovation in large-scale chicken farming through user-centred design methods.