I am a proud generalist always craving research and/or playfulness, working everywhere design, storytelling and art are intersecting. I graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and hold a PhD in the field of visual narratives.


visual storytelling  ︎ infographics ︎ illustration ︎ pattern/surface design ︎ research ︎ visual communication in humanities ︎ print and web ︎ teaching different formats of visual narratives  ︎ writing (both research papers and essays)

︎︎  My work and motivations behind it were comprehensively exposed in this interview

Worked with ︎︎︎

VnLab (Łódź Film School) ︎ Pan tu nie stał ︎  Copernicus Festival  (Kraków) ︎ Conrad Festival (Kraków) ︎ Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe ︎ National Museum in Kraków ︎ Gdynia Design Days ︎ Magazyn Autoportret  ︎ Warsaw Science Festival ︎  Swarmcheck  ︎ Fundacja Optimum Pareto ︎ Hańba band ︎ Koza Nostra Studio ︎ Translation Street ︎ Korporacja Ha!art  ︎ 10Decoart  ︎ Pint of Science, Bristol (...)

Awarded ︎︎︎

featured in Bounty Hunters Posters book ︎Peru Design Biennial shortlist ︎ International Illustration Competition in Macau (China) Grand Excellence Award ︎ Lahti Poster Triennial (Finland) Honourable Mention ︎ Exercising Modernity programme participation (Pilecki Institute Berlin) ︎ Polish Graphic Design Awards shortlist  ︎ Swarovski scholarship (European Forum Alpbach) ︎ Polish Ministry of Culture scholarships︎ Art&Fashion illustration competition (Stary Browar, Poznań) ︎ Dean of Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków scholarships ︎ Ars Quaerendi Prize (granted by the Lesser Poland Region) ︎ (...)

︎︎︎ I am based in Kraków, Poland but I am willing to travel – I believe that face-to-face
contact is the foundation of quality work.
︎︎︎ I am always happy to make friends, work and work friends. Contact me by mail.
︎︎︎ I can be reached directly via Instagram.
All images © M.Starakiewicz