About me

My name is Karel Zídek and I live in Brno in the Czech Republic.

As a developer, I work as a Software Engineer in the Aerospace industry. I focus on C++, OpenGL, OpenCV, image processing and graphical applications.

As a student, I finished my studies of Automation Control and Informatics with a specialization in Graphics and its applications at Mendel University in Brno with a master of science in engineering degree. Subsequently, I worked at Mendel University at the Department of Informatics as a member of the Spatial Hub and Infrastructure teams. I was focused on the field of User Experience Design, Computer vision, detection of traffic signs, machine learning, and object detection within a point cloud. In addition, I was also leading exercises of Basics of Object-Oriented Design, C++ Programming Language, Computer Graphics II courses and part of the lectures and exercises in the Parallel Programming course.

As an artist, I create mostly illustrations and concept art. Although I’m creating mostly digitally, using tools like Clip Studio Paint EX, Rebelle, and  Affinity Designer, my favorite tools are fountain pens. With their help, I fill sketchbooks, that I have always on hand.

As a designer, I focus mainly on User Interface Design but I also design logos, business cards, posters, invitations, and various promotional materials. I work with modern tools such as Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo and Affinity Publisher.

In my spare time, I enjoy playing the guitar.