Jan Bielecki

Illustrator / Art Director

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsIllustrator - Graphic Designer - Art Director

Projects

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

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    Freelance

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    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