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About me

 

Hello, I am a freelance graphic designer and illustrator interested in typographic poster design, lettering, sarcastic illustration and using typography in unconventional ways. I like playful approach to design, because that shows passion and may result in unpredictable outcomes. Currently I am a postgraduate student of MA Graphic Design course at the London College of Communication, UAL. I work professionally nonetheless, but my time is a bit limited till November 2015.

Skills

 

  • Visual Arts
  • Branding
  • Print Design
  • Typography
  • Editorial
  • Exhibition Design
  • Illustration
  • Lettering
  • Creative Direction
  • Interactive Design
  • Logo Design
  • After Effects
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Freelance Graphic Designer

Self Employed

Jan 2012
  • I have been working as a freelance graphic designer on projects connected with typography, poster design, editorial design and ironic, simple illustration.

2015

Exhibition & Set Design

Access Through Tools Festival

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
  • Curation and Exhibition Design for a 2-day long graphic design festival, taking place at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.

Education

2015

MA Graphic Design

University of the Arts, London

Jan 2015 - Nov 2015
  • I am currently a student and course rep for the MA Graphic Design course, at the London College of Communication, UAL.

Awards

2015

solo poster show, 10th International Conference Woman in Culture, gdansk

2014

REAL MEN: SOLO POSTER SHOW, ZAK GALLERY, gdansk

2014

SOLO Poster SHOW, czestochowa

  • Centrum Promocji M?odych Cz?stochowa

2014

SOLO POSTER SHOW, The Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw

  • I had an opportunity to exhibit my posters during the VI Congress of Women in Warsaw.

2014

Art Spot Inkubator Sztuki, GDANSK

2014

Gda?sk City Mayor Scholarship

  • A scholarship for outstanding academic achievements, issued by the Mayor of Gda?sk Pawe? Adamowicz.

2014

SOLO POSTER SHOW, Institute of Design Kielce

2014

Erotic Art Exhibition, Museum of Eroticism, sopot

2014

MOTYF 2nd International Students' Moving Type Festival

  • Typo Chicago video, which I made last year (term project for Multimedia with Mr M.Szupica), was shown during the 2nd International Students' Moving Type Festival MOTYF, organised in the Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology. Unfortunately, I couldn't attend the conference, but I am very proud to be featured.

2014

SOLO POSTER SHOW, Art & Business Centre Zatoka Sztuki, SOPOT

  • Exhibition of typographic posters focused on male - female dynamics and gender stereotypes.

2014

About Design: 4th Design and Interiors Fair, GDANSK

2014

Exhibition: Gdynia Design Days

2014

REAL MEN: SOLO POSTER SHOW, GDANSK CITY'S GALLERY

  • An Individual Poster Exhibition of my bachelor diploma + some of the previous realisations. I decided to base my project on stereotypes about masculinity. The exhibition included a series of black and white posters as well as a neon installation. During the work on this project, I had the opportunity to create posters more diverse than my previous work. Like before, the symbolism of particular elements was very important

2014

Exhibition: EROart Zone, WARSAW

  • A few of my posters were shown in the EROart Zone, which was a separate zone of the EROtrends Festival in Warsaw. EROart Zone was dedicated to the presentation of contemporary erotic art.

2013

Exhibition: I Wish You a New Brave World, swinoujscie

2013

16th Polish Poster Showroom, the Museum of Poster, Warsaw

2013

The Title of Recognition at the FAMA Festival, swinoujscie

  • Recognition and the Title of Fama Festival Laureate for high level of presentation in the visual arts category

2013

Exhibition: Fringe Festival, sopot

2013

Exhibition: Streetwaves Festival, Gdansk

2013

Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education Scholarship

  • I am honoured to be one of 934 students in Poland and one of 3 students from the Academy of Arts in Gda?sk, who have been awarded the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education Scholarship for exceptional academic achievements.

2013

solo poster show, Mewa Towarzyska Club, Sopot

2013

Typography Day 2013 Poster Design Competition

  • Winning Entry in Poster Design Competition Typography Day 2014, organised by the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India. Poster Title: "Between the Lines"

2013

Exhibition: Disappearing Club, Gdansk

2013

Exhibition: the Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw

  • V Congress of Women in Warsaw

2013

solo poster show, Book Art Museum, ?

2013

solo poster show, Pub Brudershaft, Gdansk

  • Exhibition of a series of typographic posters, litographies and charcoal drawings, all connected to the wedding theme. Works shown for two weeks, starting from the 13th of November.

2013

Exhibition: Heineken Open'er Festival, gdynia

  • In addition to the exhibition: preparation and leadership during a workshop session, design of the circular stickers which became popular during the Festival

2012

Exhibition: Exlibris Ko?ciuszkowski, National Museum, Wroc?aw

2012

Art School Scholarship for the Best Students, gdansk

  • A Scholarship issued by the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gda?sk, prof. Ludmi?a Ostrog

2012

Exhibition: When Words Don

2011

2nd Gdynia Festival of Sports Graphics, gdynia

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