CV

Profile

Storyteller • Narrative Designer • Creative Writer • Game Designer • Fiction Author

Experience

Lead Game Designer (September 2020 – Present)
Milkshake Games
  • Designing the features of the game and interactive story writing software.
  • Developing and improving the monetization systems and gameplay.
  • Optimizing the player retention rates and in-app purchase conversion rates.
  • Collaborating with other department leads and co-coordinating the writing, art, development, and marketing departments.
  • Creating and co-creating interactive story concepts.
  • Writing interactive story outlines.
  • Mentored interactive story writers.
  • Edited interactive stories.
  • Co-written an employee guidebook, game design document, interactive story writing software documentation, and written an interactive story writing rulebook/guidebook.
  • Headhunted, evaluated, and recruited interactive story writers.
Freelance Writer (October 2020)
  • Created and outlined the interactive stories Animals and Devil’s Assistant for the mobile game Love Fever: Stories & Choices by MB Plus.
Fiction Author (September 2012 – August 2020)
  • Written and published several books with a 4.5-star-rating average on Amazon.com.
  • Conducting social media and email marketing.
Content Production Intern (6 Months • Summer 2017 and Summer 2018)
Nanobit
  • Co-written the Raising My Beloved interactive story.
  • Increased the microtransaction conversion rate within an interactive story.
  • Edited interactive stories.
  • Communicated with interactive story writers and made suggestions on how to improve their interactive stories.

Education

Master of Science
Rochester Institute of Technology

Service Leadership and Innovation • June 2021, 4.0/4.0 GPA

Bachelor of Science
RIT Croatia

Information Technology • June 2019, 3.1/4.0 GPA

Skills

Writing

Storytelling • Creative Writing • Copywriting • Editing • Copyediting • Scrivener 3

Video Games

Narrative Design • Game Design

Design

Illustration • Graphic Design • Adobe Photoshop • UX/UI Design

Business

Leadership • Project Management • Design Thinking • Product and Service Innovation • Public Speaking

Digital Marketing

Email Marketing • Social Media Marketing • Online Ads • SEO Optimization

Information Technology

WordPress • Java •C# • HTML • CSS • JavaScript • PHP • jQuery • Amazon Web Services • SQL • Swift • Kotlin • Scripting

Certificates/Courses

English • Cambridge English

Video Game Design • MITx, Machina

Video Game Writing • Grandpa Tiger’s Narrative Design, Machina

Other • Harvard Model United Nations

Languages

Croatian • Native Proficiency

English • CEFR C2-Level Proficiency

Recommendations

We needed a couple of fresh and high-quality outlines for our interactive story game. Klara came up with two original outlines that suit our target audience and delivered them before the deadline. Very professional, punctual, and talented writer truly interested in the interactive story genre.

Marino Ban • CEO of MB Plus and Media Bit

Klara is a very talented and hungry writer eager to make name for herself in the narrative design area. She is a focused, bright student and very diligent. As her expertise includes coding and art, I'd say she's an amazing asset to any game dev team. Of course, as one of her teachers I (not-so-secretly) wish she carries on with her writing and makes a name for herself in interactive fiction, so, don't miss out on her talents!

Ranko Trifkovic • Renowned Writer and Writing Coach

Klara Raškaj has worked as a Content Production Intern at Nanobit d.o.o. for three months in the summers of 2017 and 2018 respectively. Her responsibilities included inserting content into our mobile game My Story: Choose Your Own Path, such as art, animation, and dialogs created by other employees, to form vidual novels within the game. During her time at Nanobit, Klara has proven to be a hard worker who always tries her hardest to complete her assignments as soon as possible. She would put great care into her work, making sure the content she was inserting into the game was up to high-grade storytelling standards while still keeping the cores of the stories consistent with the creators' visions. She has always done everything in her power to produce quality work. Her creativity and passion will surely be missed, but we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.

Nanobit

Klara was my student in Writing Seminar in the fall of 2016, where she scored a straight A (100%). She, understandably, completed all of her assignments on time and, because of her level of engaged participation, contributed significantly to class dynamics. Apart from being dedicated and having a genuine love of writing, Klara is a creative individual who is able to readily participate in discussions on a variety of topics. Finally, she has proved to be of great assistance to less proficient students.

Jakob Patekar, Ph.D. • Professor at RIT Croatia