Jan Bielecki

Illustrator / Art Director

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I'm a Hackney-based illustrator mainly working in publishing, with over seven years of experience of being a freelance artist, as well as working in the publishing industry, commissioning artists myself. I bring commitment, variety and a wide skill set to the projects I work on.

Skills

 

  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Character Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Digital and Offset Printing Processes
  • Concept and Design Illustrations
  • Illustration Children’s Book
  • Illustration for Publishing
  • Visualiser

Work history

Currently

Illustrator & Art Director

Freelance

Jun 2008
  • I am a freelance illustrator and art director, working mainly in kids' publishing. I develop concepts and cover art as well as illustrate books and design magazines. Clients include Havana Club, WPP, Quarto Publishing, Bonnier Publishing, Hot Key Books, Carlton Books, éditions Amaterra, Rabén & Sjögren, Foyles, Dazed & Confused and more...

2015

Graphic Designer

Hot Key Books

Feb 2012 - Feb 2015
  • I was part in designing the list of start-up Hot Key Books, bringing it to the forefront of the industry in less than two years. I was working on 30-60 titles per year, visualising, sketching, commissioning, art directing, illustrating, art working and typesetting.

Education

2011

Graphic Design Illustration

Central Saint Martins

Aug 2008 - May 2011
  • Illustration

2007

Comics and Narrative Story Telling

Malmö Comics School

Jul 2005 - May 2007

    2005

    Intermedial Studies

    Lund University

    Aug 2004 - May 2005
    • Cultural Science

    Awards

    2015

    3x3 Magazine Merit

    • My commercial project "Top Ten Terrible Tyrants" was awarded a merit in the 3x3 annual