Ivan Križnar

Hi! I’m a JavaScript specialist living in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Work & experience

As a developer with more than 10 years of experience, I have helped startups, small businesses and large enterprises build their websites and applications. I have worked as both a contractor and a full-time employee for a variety of clients and agencies.

Applications I’ve worked on were used by large brand names like Sony, ESPN, Google, Dermalogica, General Electrics, NBC, Intel, Spotify, Time Inc., Amazon, Aol, T-Mobile

Reciprocity Inc.

I was hired as a subcontractor for an open-source GGRC (Google Governance, Risk and Compliance) project led by Google. One of my primary duties is to improve the current front end architecture and its performance.


My duties for one of the best and fastest growing social publishing platforms were twofold: as a core developer I developed features, shaped the product and scaled application architecture. As a team lead I delegated tasks, and performed code reviews and technical interviews for newcomers. We were recognized as one of the best in Time and BusinessInsider.


I joined Saturized, an award-winning design agency, in order to help them provide their clients with a superior exprience and pixel perfect designs. My duties were to establish and lead a front end development team and standardize their development processes.

If you wish to see detailed clients and project list, get in touch with me.


As a developer my primary focus is JavaScript, athough I am comfortable working with Python, PHP, SQL. Along with coding I have conducted technical interviews, code reviews and small team management.

My key skills are:

  • JavaScript – Backbone, Underscore, jQuery
  • CSS – CSS 2, CSS 3, LESS, SASS, Compass
  • Git

I have experience working with:

  • Python – Django, Flask
  • PHP – Laravel, Zend, Kohana, Symfony
  • Ruby – Ruby on Rails

Talks & Lectures

  • 2014 – How to structure large Backbone.js application @ JS Meet
  • 2013 – Introduction to Backbone.js @ wwwh
  • 2013 - Learn to use jQuery @ GoWeb
  • 2012 – How to create a widget with jQuery UI @ DaFED


I usually spend my spare time with my wife and friends. I love to cook, explore nice restaurants and pubs, watch movies, go out, have fun, occasionaly read a a non-work related book and workout.

People I love spending time with

Psywerx, Anže Pečar, Sava Lazin, Aleksandar Dragojlović, Swizec Teller, Boris Vujičić, Nickolay Gurin-Petrovych, Daniel Kapitanj, Goran Bajazetov, Nemanja Glumac, Nemanja Ivanović, Slobodan Kovacević, Milan Živković, Srđan Vranac, Miroslav Georgijević, Robert Bašić, Matic Potočnik

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