Joanna Kozak

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

My name is Joanna Kozak and I am a graphic designer, writer and visual artist. My on-going journey through art and design practice helped me to ascertain my primary conviction as an artist and a designer – that is, quoting Susan Sontag: What is important now is to recover our senses. We must learn to see more, to hear more, to feel more. I work across a wide range of media; from photography, film and animation through digital to traditional drawing and printmaking, with a focus on branding, editorial design and digital design (filmmaking, design for web). I completed 3 years of the 5-year study programme of Integrated Master's degree in Graphics at Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, Poland, with a qualification equivalent to the BA level. In October 2014 I started the MA Graphic Design Communication course at Chelsea College of Arts in London. It was a 1-year course with a strong emphasis on a research led practice and a self-directed design process. In my MA project entitled East meets West, I discussed the national identity crisis and mass migration phenomenon taking place in Poland and examined the notion of invisible labour as a consequence of neoliberalism and austerity. In October 2015 I have been offered a design placement (3 days a week) at the Studio objectif in Elephant&Castle, London (http://objectif.co.uk). Studio objectif is a graphic design practice specialising in exhibition design, visitor experience and book design. The position requires an in-depth knowledge of the design software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and a comprehensive understanding of typography and design standards, including the principals of designing for web. As a part of the design team, I gained a considerable experience of working on the community projects and collaborating with cultural and educational organisations. From May 2014 to September 2014 I worked as a Head of Press and Communication at Rowing Projects, a contemporary art gallery in Kentish Town (http://rowingprojects.com/), with main responsibilities including: marketing & research and implementing improvements to visual identity of Rowing in collaboration with official designer An Endless Supply (anendlesssuply.co.uk). I demonstrated my abilities to produce high-quality PR materials using the Adobe Creative Suite software (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, Flash). As a Graphic Designer in the Goniec Litewski, a Polish-Lithuanian newspaper (May 2013 – November 2013), I was responsible for magazine layout development. Being a part of a small and busy team demanded professional approach to time, costs and deadlines. I am truly passionate about my work and consider myself as a highly motivated, creative, hard-working and organised person, with a keen eye for detail. If you like to get more info please do not hesitate to email me at bgruschenko@gmail.com. To see my portfolio please visit http://english.joannakozak.pl/

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Printmaking
  • Journalism
  • Typography
  • Brand Design
  • Illustration Painting
  • Education Projects
  • Packagaing
  • Editoral Design
  • Art Direciton

Work history

Currently

Senior Hospitality Team Member

Everyman Maida Vale Cinema

Dec 2013
  • Customer service Till & cash handling Taking beverage and food orders Food handling

Currently

Artist Educator

Europia

Jan 2016
  • Delivering creative activities and events to Eastern European community Sharing skills/ideas for community engagement and education Working as an individual or in collaboration with other artist educators to plan and deliver sessions with groups

2016

Graphic Designer

Studio Objectif

Sep 2015 - Feb 2016
  • Research Contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief Developing concepts, graphics and layouts Designing for print and web Conceptual thinking at the initial stages of developing a brand for a cultural institution (library in Stanmore)

2014

Head of Press & Communication

Rowing Projects

Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Marketing & research Maintaining social media accounts and the website Supporting the implementation of a social media strategy Co-ordinating the gallery interns Implementing improvements to visual identity of Rowing in collaboration with official designer An Endless Supply (anendlesssuply.co.uk)

2014

Gallery Assistant

Rowing Projects

Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
  • ? Marketing & research ? Accounts ? Compiling data on visitors and exhibitions ? Assisting with mail outs ? Providing information to visitors ? Updating website and social media profiles ? Designing documents

2013

Graphic Designer

Goniec Litewski, Polish-lithuanian Newspaper

Apr 2013 - Nov 2013
  • ? Creating layout ? DTP

2013

President of the Students’ Association at the Faculty of Graphics

Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, Poland

Sep 2012 - Aug 2013
  • ? Advising student-oriented improvements at the faculty level ? Presenting students’ opinions at the Faculty Board ? Organizing and coordinating events, workshops, talks

2012

Freelance Writer

E-splot Polish Cultural Website

Sep 2011 - Dec 2012
  • ? Publishing articles about music, art and cinema

2009

Volunteer

Nowa Huta Cinema Festival 1949–2009”, Korboturbina Association, Kraków, Poland

Jul 2009 - Jul 2009
  • ? Inform the public of events, direct to event places, keep the Festival area clean

Education

2015

MA Graphic Design Communication

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Sep 2014 - Aug 2015
  • MA Graphic Design Communication at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London is a 1-year course with a strong emphasis on a research led practice and a multidisciplinary approach towards various aspects of design. In my MA project entitled East meets West, I discussed the national identity crisis and mass migration phenomenon taking place in Poland and examined the notion of invisible labour as a consequence of neoliberalism and austerity. The piece presented during the MA Final Show in September 2015 was a multimedia installation, consisting of objects, video (stop-motion animation) and sound.

2013

Graphics, Integrated Master’s Degree

Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, Poland, Faculty of Graphics

Sep 2011 - Aug 2013
  • Courses undertaken: Drawing, Painting, Graphic Design, Lettering & Typography, Photography, Linocut, Serigraphy

Awards

2015

Scholarship

  • Grant towards direct and indirect expenses related to my MA course funded by The General Jan Zygmunt Emil Berek & Irena Bogumila Berek Charitable Trust