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Profile

A Jane of all trades, but certainly not a master of none. I am a storytelling and game writing expert looking for a full-time position in which I can use my T-shaped skillset and obsession with stories to enrich games with unforgettable narratives!

Formal Experience

Interactive Story Writer at Gamehaus (October 2021 – Present)

  • Designing and writing interactive stories for the Whispers: Interactive Stories mobile game.

Lead Game Designer at Milkshake Games (July 2020 – December 2020)

  • Designed an interactive story F2P mobile game.
  • Created interactive story concepts and their outlines.
  • Mentored junior writers.
  • Developed and improved the monetization system and gameplay.
  • Optimized player retention rates and in-app purchase conversion rates.

Fiction Author (July 2012 – Present)

  • Writing YA fiction under the pen name Michelle Deimos.
  • Wrote a story of 16,000 words at the age of 12, 2 novels of 120,000 words each in high school, 2 novels and 4 novellas in college, and obtained a star rating average of 4.5 for my self-published ebooks on Amazon.
  • Grew a newsletter of 700+ subscribers with an average CTR of 22% and engaged them with automated drip campaigns, and weekly newsletter blasts.

Certificates

  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
    • Cambridge English Language Assessment
  • Game Writing Masterclass
    • Susan O’Connor
  • Grandpa Tiger’s Narrative Design Course
    • Ranko Trifković
  • Video Game Writing
    • Machina Academy

Education

  • MS in Leadership and Innovation (2021)
    • Rochester Institute of Technology (4.0/4.0 GPA)
  • BS in Information Technology (2019)
    • RIT Croatia (3.1/4.0 GPA; 3x Dean’s List)

Soft Skills

  • Sincerity
  • Organization
  • Empathy
  • Drive
  • Dependability
  • Open-Mindedness
  • Lifelong Learning

Other Achievements

  • Created 2 WordPress Websites
  • Produced 30+ Illustrations
  • Voiced Video Game Characters
  • Participated in Harvard Model United Nations

Digital Tools

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Scrivener
  • Twine
  • Ren’Py
  • Arcweave

Languages

  • English (C2 Level)
  • Croatian (Native)

Interests

  • Soap & Bath
  • Singing & Dancing
  • Cartoons & Anime
  • Sexual Health

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

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 Trifković • 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.

Ana Spasojević • Head of HR at 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. • English Professor at RIT Croatia

If you’re looking for incredible game narratives, I cannot praise Klara enough. Her past experience with branching interactive narratives means no story is too complex for her wild imagination, and her sharp tongue offers only beautifully crafted dialogue that will leave your players laughing, weeping, or both.

Oscar Gilmour • Writer on Destiny’s Divide