The mystery man behind C:F

by C:F Team on 3rd November, 2010 at 12:56 PM CEST

Today we offer you an exclusive coverage/exposé on a mysterious man, the man behind all the C:F design, Damjan Obal. His touch can be seen in the designs to make you feel like home while on C:F. Everybody talks about him, no one has actually seen him. There are even C:F staff who doubt whether or not Damjan is real...and that's a true story.

You are in luck today as we finally found some people who know his existence and they are willing to talk.

Maggie: Sure, Damjan is real. He was hiding in Santa's lair up far north in Lapland (Finland) for a long time where he was doing research on interaction design, building igloos, felting and playing with physical and spatial art. He loves photography, sushi, shamans, elves, anime, snow, ninjas and coffee. He's a guy of many nicknames (the Fox is the most famous) and known for strange haircuts and wicked/ strange sense of humor.

Dan: My last Damjan sighting was at a hill near Maribor, Slovenia working on the SNOWFLAKE project where he and a team were redesigning old cabins that were used for transporting tourists on a hill near Maribor, Slovenia. Instead of colors, he was using alternative materials, like the styrofoam. I managed to find a secret source you can see all three hours of his work squeezed in 20 seconds. Don't believe me? Check this out and see for yourself.

Sayanee:Usually, I will have sightings of his digital pixels or daily doze of instructions and helpful commands. But hey! Really when was the last time I ever spotted him? Now that makes me wonder... His last instructions to me were "Schedule snow ball fight with you in 2011 winter". He better turn up then and not chicken out! But in the meantime, here is the photographic evidence of him for all you non-believers:

Plus, I have a BIG SHOCKING news:

Happy birthday, Damjan!!!

C:F loves you! We would like to see more of you in person and in designs!

So there, our witnesses have risked their lives (disclaimer: no C:F staff is actually harmed in the making of this news) to spill out the truth about Damjan. We kindly ask you to help out your puzzled friends by spreading the truth about his real existence, wishing him a happy birthday and voting for his fabulous design project SNOWFLAKE.

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Maggie Peng

Maggie Peng

I was giggling the whole time while writing this news. Happy birthday, D. Your Snowflake project rocks. I usually have trouble finding the "like" button on FB, but I managed to do that for you (http://www.facebook.com/pages/ Rad-Mam-Pohorje-MSM/1644888269 09358?v=wall).

3rd November, 2010 @ 2:48 PM CEST

Jude Christoper  Roxas

Jude Christoper Roxas | Action team | CF Chapters

It's great to know more about the mystery man behind C:F and to one of my ARTsy-fancy inspirations. And so with this, for the third time around, I would like to greet a very Happy birthday happy birthday to Damjan!

Best wishes for your birthday. :D

Maggie, Dan and Sayanee, thanks for sharing some amazing facts about the birthday man! :D

Fly high C:F! :)

3rd November, 2010 @ 3:03 PM CEST

Dan Croitoru

Dan Croitoru

Happy birthday, Damjan, the mystery man! May you be as real as it gets and I'm looking forward to see more of your inspirational design concepts. And by the way, really nice Snowflake project. I know that you need as many Likes as possible on the FB page in order to win the competition so I definitely like it! http://www.facebook.com/pages/ Rad-Mam-Pohorje-MSM/1644888269 09358

3rd November, 2010 @ 3:06 PM CEST

Damjan Obal

Damjan Obal

Aaaaah. I'm not crying... it's just dust in my eyes... Aaaaah again. I love you guys. Literally. Speechless here in long long time. Thanks for all the inspiration, collaboration and funny/magic/playful moments. And yes, let's do more face-to-face thingies like having a beer/coffee/snowball fight :) Oh, and thanks for supporting our project on FB!

Cowabunga and thanks for letting me be part of the amazing CF community!

3rd November, 2010 @ 3:54 PM CEST

Yen Ching  Liew

Yen Ching Liew | Action team

This guy is real and he is so cool ... Low profile existence but caught my attention during the summit!

Happy Birthday Damjan! Although you remain so mysterious, your simple airplane design on C:F website have bring us much closer to the C:F community :)
Damjan you rocks! May all your dreams come true and your unique design bring more happiness to more people :)))

3rd November, 2010 @ 3:57 PM CEST

Lucian Croitoru

Lucian Croitoru | Action team

Happy birthday Damjan! I wish you a lot of succes in everything. I'm eager to see your new ideas brought to life.

By the way you have a very beautiful project team for the competiton. triple like.

3rd November, 2010 @ 6:11 PM CEST

Kayode Nubi

Kayode Nubi | Action team | CF Chapters

Happy birthday Damjan, I sure haven't seen in person and hope I would at the next C:F summit, but wherever, whenever, you continue to being you and I sure appreciate your inputs into the C:F - from a graphic design person's perspective. #Cheers

3rd November, 2010 @ 7:46 PM CEST

Dharmesh Bhadja

Dharmesh Bhadja | Action team

happy birthday and thanks for cf designs... i enjoyed through it... grt job... keep it up...

4th November, 2010 @ 8:00 AM CEST

Damjan Obal

Damjan Obal

Thanks again. Just listening a song "Am I worth it..." :) Bow to you all! And don't forget that kudos for designs is not only mine. CF always has it's little helpers, just like Santa :)

4th November, 2010 @ 9:47 AM CEST

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