Ivana Nikolić Popović is an academic painter born in Zagreb. For 15 years she has successfully run her own company, she has been the president of the MRAK Network for Development and Creativity in Croatia for eight years. She has been a teacher’s assistant for eight years at the Faculty of Textile Technology at Presentational practicum and Fashion Illustration.

For her work, she has received several important awards. She was the EU Ambassador of entrepreneurship from 2010 to 2012; she held many workshops and motivational lectures. She has an excellent knowledge of the area of public relations, creativity and the situation in the field of creative and cultural industries, as well as extensive experience in the development and coordination of communication projects in the field of government projects, CSR, culture, education, art. She had solo exhibitions at the Lotrščak Gallery and at the ERSTE Bank gallery and participated at the Zagreb Salon.

She has published numerous articles in the field of creativity and public relations and holds public lectures as a guest lecturer. In 2012 she enrolled in doctoral studies at the Academy of Fine Arts on the theme “Multi-dimensional visual art elements and perception as a tool for the development of creativity.” In 2013, she was elected president of the Croatian competitiveness clusters of creative and cultural industries.