As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 24th of July, 2019, work in this Labin company has grown to twenty employees in four years, and we still do not function as a classical business system, but rather as a family gathering around the same job, says director and owner of Lloyds Design, Domagoj Ostović.
Today, Lloyds Design is one of the best Istrian IT companies, and has its headquarters in Labin, a city of rich mining and industrial traditions that have shaped and defined the identity of Labin for a long time, Milan Pavlović writes for Glas Istre.
And although the mines have long been closed or turned into a tourist attraction, and large industrial systems disappeared during the period of transition, Labin’s identity has survived and is likely to remain as the strongest symbol of the city for a long time.
However, it is really at a purely symbolic level now, because for a very long time now, Labin hasn’t lived from mining or any particular type of big industry. The new times belong to some new, innovative entrepreneurs and their stories and experiences that slowly but steadily lead their own way into an increasingly demanding business world. At the same time, they lay the foundations for Labin’s new, alternative identity that will make it recognisable to new generations and the modern world.
One of those entrepreneurial stories is that of Bjelovar native Domagoj Ostović, whose love and entrepreneurial spirit led him directly to the eastern coast of the peninsula, where he started work over a decade ago. That move and that hard work saw one of the most successful Istrian IT companies emerge from nothing.
He started by designing a school paper and then posters for various Rijeka student parties, and after completing his studies, he was employed at a tourist agency in Opatija where he was in charge of the digital part of the business and where he first became acquainted with HTML and CSS programming languages.
Labin’s Lloyds Design Studio, a company specialising in web design, development, software development and mobile applications, came from the first independent business which Domagoj entered into after his decision to leave his work in the travel agency and move permanently to beautiful Istria back in 2012.
The Labin company has grown over the last few years, having drawn its roots from work that Domagoj isn’t proud of himself, and now employs twenty people and deals with clients from across the globe.
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