Olga Kominek

Graphic Designer / Creative

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

Graphic Designer currently based in London, Glasgow School of Art Graduate with BA(First) in Communication Design. With interest focused on typography and layout design for editorial, book design and other printed formats, my practice aims to deliver structured layout ideas, and manage large quantities of text and visual content in a way that refelcts the values and objectives of the project.

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Skills

  • Book Design and Layouts
  • Editorial Design
  • Conceptual and Creative Thinking
  • Adobe Indesign Photoshop
  • Typography
  • Visual Identity
  • Print Design
  • Team Collaboration
  • Communication Design
  • Communication

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Penguin Random House UK

    Penguin Random House UK

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  • Wallpaper*

    Wallpaper*

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    Threebrand

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      Olga Kominek

      Work history

      Currently

      Junior Graphic Designer

      Penguin Random House UK

      Jan 2020
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      2019

      Graphic Designer&Communication Assistant

      Turner Works

      Feb 2019 - Aug 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • I joined Turner Works (previously Carl Turner Architects) to assist with re-brand process and help with building new brand. I created a number of promotional, printed material, was in charge of communication with graphic designers responsible for new visual identity and PR company. My other duties included content creation and content upload for new website, designing client and competition presentations, award boards and entries.

      2019

      Art Intern

      Wallpaper*

      Aug 2018 - Jan 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • As an intern at Wallpaper* magazine I had a chance to experience working in a creative environment and get to know the processes involved in creation of visual and editorial storytelling. Assisting the art team with daily tasks, I have developed my design knowledge as well as communication, organisation and team work skills. Main duties included updating the editorial assets with latest layouts, ongoing maintenance of the archives, sourcing materials for other departments, image editing/light retouch, presentation design for the commercial department, placing images and copy in layouts according to given guidelines.

      2016

      Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
      • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • While at Threebrand, I was designing packaging ideas for one of their clients and working on a branding brief they have set for me to work on. I had a chance to experience creative industry first hand and take part in meetings, visit commercial printers and ad shoots.

      Education

      2018

      Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) Communication Design

      Glasgow Schoold of Art / The University of Glasgow

      Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
      • Glasgow, United Kingdom
      • 1st class BA(Hons) Degree from the Communication Design Course at the Glasgow School of Art with specialism in Graphic Design. I have joined the Communication Design programmes as a third year direct entry, after completing HND in Graphic Design. The course provided me with space and facilities, allowing to expand my practice and develop an individual working approach. I was working on briefs which allowed space for experimentation and conceptual thinking, and broadened my understanding of creative processes. In my final year I have focused on creating books and other printed materials, with strong focus on typography, typesetting and visual story telling. I expanded my skills in bookbinding, creating complex grids, content gathering and image editing. My written work explored the evolution of the grid in the printed page design, and the way it can act as a reflection of the human condition. It provided me with a deeper understanding of grid’s role within visual communication and the relation between the designer and the grid.

      2016

      HND Graphic Design

      Edinburgh College

      Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
      • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
      • During two years of the HND course I have worked on various commercially focused projects, and familiarised myself with essential parts of the design process, from research and concept creation to execution and presentation. I have completed many collaborative team projects as well as live, group projects. Briefs varied and included advertising and marketing campaigns, branding, digital publishing, book cover design and developed ability to meet objectives and requirements of the project. The course provided me with essential skills needed to work in the industry – I have completed two work placements in design agencies, and was involved in the mentoring program, what gave me the chance to experience industry environments first hand.