Macedonian based graphic designer and visual artist, Laze Tripkov (born 1978), gain his MA at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (Graphic Design department - poster design studio) at 2002. The same year he began his post master studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland at the department of Multimedia and Graphic Design. In 2003 as a Fulbright PhD scholar initiates a research related to the role of the symbols and iconography of the Balkan region.
His works have been shown at 5 solo and more than 50 group graphic design and posters exhibitions worldwide: Warsaw, Moscow, Lahti, Paris, New York, Mexico, Sofia, Zagreb, Belgrade, Prague, China, etc. Holds a honorable award of the AUG Czech Association of Graphic Design.
Member of ICO-D; Creative Business Cup, ICDEE-A, co-founder of Skopje Design Week and partner till 2013. Program director of Skopje Creative Festival 2015 and National Coordinator for Creative Industries at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia from 2013 till 2017 and consultant for World Banks’ PRODE program in Montenegro from 2014-2018.
Since 2007, he has curated, organized and carried out more than 30 social design and visual communication projects and exhibitions. He participated in many conferences around Europe, held lectures and workshops, served as an international juror to many European and worldwide design related events, renewed festivals, competitions and conferences.
He run his personal LA3 Design Studio between 2014 - 2016, after which he held the position of Director of the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Skopje starting form April 2016 till August 2017.
Former vice dean at the Faculty of Design and Multimedia, University Donja Gorica at Podgorica, Montenegro since 2013 till 2016.
Works as an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Art and Design at International Balkan University in Skopje, Macedonia.