In Chronological Order

 

Registration of Arms:

 

4th February 2007 Family Coat of Arms registered with United States Heraldic Registry.

 

3rd April 2007 Family Coat of Arms registered with Burke’s Peerage & Gentry International Armorial Register.

 

Professional credentials:

 

18th July 2007 appointed Heraldic Artist to The Board for Heraldic & Genealogical Studies at The Centre for Research of Orthodox Monarchism (CROM) under the High Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Aleksandar Pavlov Karageorgevich.

 

29th December 2007 elected member of International Association of Amateur Heralds.

 

29th August 2008 appointed Heraldic Artist to the Royal House of Bagration-Muhranski of Georgia.

 

During 2008 I became a member of Society of Serbian Armigers and later on was elected into editorial staff of the journal of the Society, “Ocilo”.

 

28th November 2009 elected to the position of Corresponding Member of the Serbian Heraldic Society "White Eagle" (Serbian Society for Heraldry, Genealogy, Phaleristics and Vexillology "White Eagle").

 

27th January 2010 signed servicing contract with the General Secretariat of the Government of the Republic of Serbia for the production of the book of standards (etalon) of the arms and the flag of the Republic of Serbia. The commission unanimously voted for my proposals on 16th April 2010. The work continued on the production of the BOOK of GRAPHIC STANDARDS of the INSIGNIA of the REPUBLIC OF SERBIA and its OFFICIALS, which consists of 49 pages with 47 graphic solutions. I had the honour of working on this project with the legend of Serbian heraldry, Mr Dragomir Acovic.

 

3rd September 2010 elected vice-president of the Society of Serbian Armigers at Society’s assembly.

 

11th November 2010 The Government of the Republic of Serbia passes Regulation on the Establishment of the Original of the Large and Basic Arms, the Original of the Flag and the Notation of the Anthem of the Republic of Serbia that I worked on. My works for the insignia of Serbia are: linear drawing of the Large Arms, drawing of the Large Arms in Petra Sancta hatching system, colour drawing of the Large Arms, linear drawing of the Basic Arms, Basic Arms in Petra Sancta hatching system, colour drawing of the Basic Arms, Basic and Large Arms black and white versions, Basic and Large Arms in negative drawing, construction sheet for the Basic Arms, linear drawing of the inescutcheon, inescutcheon in Petra Sancta hatching system, colour drawing of the inescutcheon, black and white drawing of the inescutcheon, inescutcheon in negative drawing, linear drawing of the State Flag, State Flag in Petra Sancta hatching system, colour drawing of the State Flag, linear drawing of the People’s Flag, People’s Flag in Petra Sancta hatching system, colour drawing of the People’s Flag, linear drawing of the Standard of the President of the Republic, the said Standard in Petra Sancta hatching system, colour drawing of the Standard of the President of the Republic, linear drawing of the Standard of the President of the National Assembly, the said Standard in Petra Sancta hatching system, colour drawing of the Standard of the President of the National Assembly, black and white drawing of the State Flag, black and white drawing of the People’s Flag, black and white drawing of the Standard of the President of the Republic, black and white drawing of the Standard of the President of the National’s Assembly, construction sheet of the Sate Flag.

 

31st of January 2011 defended with the highest grade my MA thesis “Influence of the English language as the source and intermediary language on the basic Serbian heraldic terminology”. Scientific research and thesis writing was during 2010.

 

June 2011 – an article about my work on the arms of John F. Mueller together with the basic data on me as a heraldist appeared in the June issue of the prestigious magazine in the UK-  The Heraldry Gazette, the official newsletter of the Heraldry Society.

 

20th July 2011 agreed heraldic cooperation with the prestigious Burke’s Peerage & Gentry International Register of Arms.

 

25th July 2011 became Officer of the Greek Heraldry Society.

 

15th September 2011 awarded life membership in the famous American College of Heraldry.

 

2nd May 2012 accepted as a founding fellow of The Fellowship of the White Shield, an international organisation sponsored by one of the world's leading heraldic artists, Andrew Stewart Jamieson, with the purpose of bringing together people who have a deep desire, passion, and interest in helping keep heraldic art alive and adapted to the 21st century.

 

22nd June 2012 made public my title of heraldic artist to the Royal House of Karadjordjevic (Karageorgevich) of Serbia and Yugoslavia.

 

Let me introduce myself

 

My name is Ljubodrag Ljubomira Grujic (Grujich, depending what kind of transliteration is used), or for short Ljubodrag Grujic (pronounced Lyoob-uh-drahg Grooyich), and I came to this world as the only child to Ljiljana and Ljubomir Grujic on 31st December 1976. I finished high school in my hometown Pancevo in Banat (Serbia) and later on Faculty of Philology (Department of English Language and Literature Studies) at University of Belgrade. My “mundane” occupation is a high school teacher in my hometown, as I believe in helping the local community the way I can. Apart from English and to a lesser extent French, my true linguistic interest lies with one very small and ancient language, Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) and I devote considerable amount of my spare time to that language and culture attached to it.

 

During the misfortunate 90s in ex-Yugoslavia I had been helping the Serbian refugees from Croatia that settled in my hometown by organizing humanitarian and educational help on the behalf of one Swiss organization, which coupled with my mixed origin lead to some passive knowledge of German, a rather tragic linguistic mish-mash. In the past two years I’ve been trying to get some basic grip on Russian, but numerous obligations prevent me taking that path more seriously for the time being.

 

From the year 2000 I have been immersed into the wonderful world of heraldry and am working with some dedicated people on bringing back Serbian heraldry to full blossom 

 

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