Dejan Mraović earned his masters degree in graphic design from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He went to the College of Visual and Applied Arts in Belgrade, Serbia and Design School, in Belgrade. He worked as Coordinator of the Graphic Design Program at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. That program was established in 2002 and he was their 3rd Coordinator. Prior to this job, he worked as the Coordinator of the Graphic Design Program at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky where he started a new graphic design program in 2012. Mraović has been actively working in the graphic design field. Some of his clients include Belgrade Bakery Industry, Belgrade, Borba, a daily newspaper from Belgrade, and Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City, OK. He had six solo exhibitions at the Ohio University Art Gallery, Athens, OH, the Omega Gallery, Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, TN, the Sleeth Gallery, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV, Students’ Cultural Center, Belgrade, Museum of Kozara, Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and at the Regional Museum, Gradiška, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He had thirty four group exhibitions nationally and internationally in venues such as the Museum of Applied Art, Belgrade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Novi Sad, Serbia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY… Mraović delivered twelve graphic design lectures and hosted six workshops at Ohio University, Athens, OH, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, IN, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK, Cameron University, Lawton, OK, Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, AR, Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, KY, Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, TN, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV, the Kemp Center for the Arts, Wichita Falls, TX, Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia, Manhattan, NY, and the Parish Hall of the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava, Manhattan, NY. His works have been published in Newdesign Magazine, Warwick, England, Font, Prague, Czechia, Kvadart, Belgrade, Serbia, Ácido Surtido, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Design 360°, Guangzhou, China, IdN, Hong Kong, Vizkultura, Zagreb, Croatia… Mraović’s nine logos were included in Significity, the antology of the best Serbian and Yugoslav logos 1960-2010. Those logos are in the digital archives of the Museum of Applied Arts in Belgrade. For the design of desktop and wall calendars he received one 1st Place Award and five Honorable Mentions for Design at the Exhibitions of the Most Beautiful Calendars and Christmas Cards in Novi Sad, Serbia. These calendars are in the collection of the Museum of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, the 2nd largest Serbian museum.
Besides graphic design, he is passionate for photography, film, and writing. For his art and documentary photographs, he earned the 3rd Place Award at the Exit Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia and at the Wichita Falls Art Association Annual Photography Exhibition in Wichita Falls, TX. Short movies that he has made were in the Official Selection of nineteen international film festivals in Michigan, Vermont, Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, England, Germany, Spain, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Bangladesh in the venues such as the Bangladesh National Museum in Dhaka, Revenue Building in Ruse, Bulgaria, Somerset Community College in Somerset, KY, Temple Theatre in Saginaw, MI, Enid Symphony Center, Enid, OK, and Pavilion Auditorium in Montpelier, VT. He also published aphorisms, jokes, and satires in the Serbian satiric and daily newspapers: Jež, Belgrade, Naša krmača, Belgrade, Borba, Belgrade and Politika, Belgrade. The art of Dejan Mraović has been exhibited, presented, or published in 15 US states as well as in 14 countries of the world.