Weronika Szklarek
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Weronika Szklarek

Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Weronika Szklarek
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Weronika Szklarek

Graphic DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Graphic Designer specialising in print, editorial, and typography.
Projects
  • Sustainable map and wayfinding for Central Saint Martins
    Sustainable map and wayfinding for Central Saint MartinsDesigning and printing an A3 double-sided pocket map and a set of wayfinding posters; both printed using risograph and recycled paper.
  • New Journalist Magazine Issue 0
    New Journalist Magazine Issue 0New Journalist is an independent journalism and documentary photography platform providing space for underrepresented creators. Issue 0 explores the global reaction to the coronavirus pandemic through the lens of upcoming and established photojournalists. Exploring stories ranging from the role of religion in Uganda, to playgrounds in Poland and coronavirus deniers in Canada. Take a look at the stories not told in your news media. Work from 18 contributors from around the world over 92 pages,
  • men don't know that women poop
    men don't know that women poopThis project features the taboo and shame surrounding going to the toilet among women. The work is based on tens of surveys placed in Central Saint Martins' toilets which revealed that 73% of female participants have avoided going to the toilet because they were ashamed of it. The politics of the female body has been present in our culture for centuries telling us what's feminine and what's not. In the 21st century, some of the taboos surrounding the female body seem to slowly break. Yet, the c
  • Shame, disgust and taboo in visual (and ideological) communication (dissertation project)
    Shame, disgust and taboo in visual (and ideological) communication (dissertation project)My dissertation publication explores the themes of shame, taboo and disgust through publishing. It's an exploration of images that trigger us and what we perceive as repulsive. We are expected to look and behave a certain way and, therefore, hold multiple subconscious biases regarding our own bodies. My work is meant to make us stop and think: 'why is my reaction so strong?'
  • OH FUCK, IT’S WET
    OH FUCK, IT’S WETWhat are we disgusted by and why? Over the course of my exploration of the human body, I have been confronted with very extreme reactions toward human feet. The photo album shows the reactions of models who, while being blindfolded, were interacting with food using their bare feet.
  • send noods
    send noodsBoth sexting and instant noodles root in essential human behaviours listed at the very bottom of the hierarchy of our needs. This project reflects on cultural similarities between instant noodles and the phenomenon of sexting. It aims to show instant gratification behind those two practices developed by generations experiencing accelerated lifestyles and living in a digital era. The outcome is a hard-bound pamphlet with images combining instant noodles and a naked female body together with a
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Work history
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    University of The Arts London (UAL) logo
    College Associate and Graphic DesignerUniversity of The Arts London (UAL)
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Managed and self-led multiple projects while keeping in touch with the target group and external coordinators • Successfully discussed official measures such as budgets, time-frames, challenges and requirements as well as worked to deadlines in a time-efficient manner • Focused my work on inclusivity, such as making a mental health activity book event for college students or starting an idea for a campaign offering free period products on campus • Kept in touch with external contacts such as paper suppliers, communications team and Climate Emergency Network • Independently designed and produced physical outcomes in large numbers such as a campus map, wayfinding signs and zines (2000, 50 and 300 copies respectively; all produced using a risograph)
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    Co-owner and Head of DesignNew Journalist Magazine
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Being responsible for the visual identity of the brand; working on the physical issues of the magazine. Responsibilities and experience: • Designed and maintained a website with almost 2,000 visits over the first 6 months • Swiftly managed social media channels and created a generative, consistent brand identity resulting in increasing the followers by 250% • Carefully designed a 92-paged physical magazine paying attention to the colour scheme, readers’ experience, materials used and covered works of 19 contributors based in 18 different countries on 5 different continents • Produced over 130 copies of the magazine by hand over three weeks, provided strict quality control and curated the process of printing, binding and trimming using professional, high-grade equipment • Oversaw a collaboration with a charity based between US and DRC • Spearheaded the logistics of packing and sending orders to over 40 customers in 7 different countries
Skills
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Printmaking
  • Illustration
  • Leadership
  • Book Design
  • Editorial Design
Education
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    BA Graphic DesignRoyal Academy of Art, The Hague
    The Hague, Netherlands
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    BA (Hons) Graphic Communication DesignCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    First Class Honours