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Matej “Retro” Jan
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Attended University of Ljubljana
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I have a new +Retronator page and YouTube channel just for pixel art!
 
Welcome to my new YouTube channel and the first episode of Retronator Pixel Art Paintover!

My friend Louis Gorenfeld a.k.a. Extent of the Jam (a wonderful chiptune musician btw) asked me on Twitter how to improve a car that he drew.

Short, concise, to the point, 3 minutes total.

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Reckless System — Extent of the Jam
Benadryl ‘n’ Beer — Extent of the Jam
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Finally edited a video about a trip I took with my friends this summer. It's Costa Rica and Mexico in 2 minutes:
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Happy man-behind-Retronator day!

Gift from my mutual fan Leemajik. :)
 
It's a Retronator day!
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Jup, vine je novi vlog.
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Oh hey, have you seen these? They're from an animation in my upcoming pixel art tutorial.
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I'm making a pixel art tutorial series in collaboration with +Give it 100

Watch the teaser and let me know what kind of music you'd like my tips dispensed to.
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+Rich Vreeland, that offer will come useful for any future timelapses. :P

But this project has very specific needs, most notably the 192BPM tempo, so that 4 bars fit nicely into precisely 10 seconds.

Glad you like jazz, since this is what I'm going with for now! But if it ever goes viral and brings me thousands of dollars, you'll be the first to know for new episodes. ;)
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You're never too old. 
Never give up. 
Never stop following your dreams.

This is my #GiveIt100 project for gymnastics. I've practiced every day straight for the first 100 days and then 4-5 days a week for the remaining of the year. You can view my complete journey and individual videos at: 

https://giveit100.com/@Matej/507pc0

Thanks to everyone at +Cal Gymnastics Club for all the coaching, support and friendships. It was an exciting first year with you guys!
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My man Tomzi a.k.a. Leemajik surprises with a new music video:
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My new pixel art tutorial launched today: 
No Bullshit Pixel Art Tutorial — Week 1 “ Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ” This is my attempt to...
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Today I pretty much did 3 pieces of Lotus Turbo Esprit pixel art. Good day.
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Dream of Pixels Prototype on Google Chrome store with Leaderboards. Only took me 2 tries to be the best in the world. For how long though? ;)

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dream-of-pixels-prototype/iojcehflklmalkamacadigomeagpmdop
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Don't tell anyone, but here's the full, uncut soundtrack (iOS version had to fit into 50MB—this one doesn't):
https://db.tt/NpDEoFk9

Great to listen to while you play the Chrome version. It has more Leemajik (+Tom Lemajič) than you can possibly imagine! :)
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Sweet, we can now make gifs into lenticular prints at #Gifpop!

http://gifpop.io
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Development and design
Employment
  • UC Berkeley
    2013 - present
  • Retronator
    2007 - present
  • Dawn of Play
    2008 - present
  • Urban Roof
    2009 - 2011
  • Joker
    2003 - 2008
  • FRI
    2010 - 2011
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Berkeley, California
Previously
Ljubljana, Slovenia - Postaja, Slovenia - Jinzhou, China - Palo Alto, California
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Illustrator, pixel artist and recurring game developer
Introduction
Work — full-time @ UC Berkeley: graphics design, webpage design, user experience, art direction, illustration, programming

Art — painting, life drawing, pixel art, game development, music visualizations

Sports — gymnastics, acrobatics, parkour, flexibility, handstands, ecstatic dance

Life — Netflix, San Francisco, concerts, froyo
Bragging rights
Two bronze medals from International Olympiad in Informatics
Education
  • University of Ljubljana
    Fakulteta za računalništvo in informatiko, 2003 - 2011
  • Tehniški šolski center Nova Gorica
    Tehniška gimnazija, 1999 - 2003
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August 5
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Retro, MJ
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