Jan Bielecki

Illustrator / Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Jan Bielecki

Illustrator / Art DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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.
  • Top 10 Terrible Tyrants
    Illustrations for non-fiction proposal, commissioned by Quintessence Books, Quarto Publishing. I developed and illustrated the looks of tyrants from history. Project featured in forthcoming 3x3 magazine no. 12.
  • Puberty Editorial
    I was a regular contributor to GöteborgsPosten's teen section (Sweden's no. 2 newspaper) for a few years. This illustration was for a letter column, responding to a boys puberty fears.
  • Foyles + Central St Martins
    As part of Foyles' move into Central Saint Martins' old buildings, I was part of a group of alumni invited to participate in an exhibition commemorating the history of both neighbouring institutions.
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Work history
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    Illustrator & Art DirectorFreelance
    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...
    Graphic Designer
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    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.
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
Education
    Graphic Design Illustration
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    Illustration
    Comics and Narrative Story Telling
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Awards
    3x3 Magazine Merit
    My commercial project "Top Ten Terrible Tyrants" was awarded a merit in the 3x3 annual