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Matej “Retro” Jan
Works at UC Berkeley
Attended University of Ljubljana
Lives in Berkeley, California
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I made a micro-course for drawing and here I explain how it works from a behavior design perspective.
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A new VJ effect, a 10min trip down the hyperspace rainbow, synced to the track Eight by Disasterpeace.
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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.

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. :)
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Pixel Art Academy
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Matej “Retro” Jan. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Wed, March 16, 10:57 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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New pixel art tutorial and a whole adventure game for learning art + separate Retronator youtube channel.
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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:

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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Illustrator, pixel artist and recurring game developer
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
  • 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
Other names
Retro, MJ
Development and design
  • 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
Ljubljana, Slovenia - Postaja, Slovenia - Jinzhou, China - Palo Alto, California
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