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, currently I’m PhD candidate in Narrative Drawing.






Skills︎︎︎

graphic design ︎ art direction ︎ branding  ︎ visual storytelling  ︎ infographics ︎ illustration ︎ pattern/surface design ︎ strategy ︎ research ︎ visual communication in humanities ︎ print and web ︎ teaching ︎ writing (both research papers and essays)

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




Worked with ︎︎︎

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  ︎ (...)


Awarded ︎︎︎

Polish Graphic Design Awards nominee, 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 Quarendi 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.

I work with adults, teens and children. I enjoy formats combining handful of theory with engrossing assignments. 




Favourite topics ︎︎︎

metaphors in design ︎ visual thinking and literacy  ︎ visual storytelling & visual writing ︎ infographics/information design ︎  visual strategies in maps & history of cartography ︎ basics of graphic design for non-designers ︎ alternative/artsy graphic novels ︎  literature adaptations (graphic novels, video games, hybrid media)  




Lectures + Talks (selected)   ︎︎︎

Shapes of Thought ( with J. Woynarowski)  discussion, Copernicus Festival, Kraków, ︎ video

Culture in Action Artist Talk series (Popmoderna.pl) interview,  ︎ video

Infoimages – discussion (with J. Woynarowski), Joseph Conrad Festival, Kraków

Image and Text. The Best Enemies – talk, Gdynia Design Days Festival

The Model and the Metaphor – talk, seminar for academic teachers, Rabka

Image. How does it work? [basics of information design] – talk (with J. Woynarowski), Galeria Labirynt, Lublin + BWA, Katowice

What does fashion say?  – fashion interpretation workshop for teenagers, Municipal Gallery in Tarnów

Fictional Maps –
talk at  Facta Ficta international conference, Katowice

Games Over and Over – talk accompanied by animated diagrams (with K. Styczeń), Etiuda&Anima Festival, Kraków

Space as Metaphor – talk, Think Tank Lab Triennale, European Capital of CultureWrocław

Visual Narrative Strategies [visual storytelling beyond comics]talk, Faculty of Art, Pedagogical University of Cracow  




Courses + Workshops Taught (selected) ︎︎︎

You will open this door anyway. A Primer of Interactive Storytelling  – international one-week workshop held online (Polish Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Warsaw)

Story-driven: storytelling in teaching and learning – training for teachers, Municipal Gallery in Tarnów

Story-driven [basics of creative writing] – 2 series of 5-days workshop for children,  Municipal Gallery in Tarnów

Narrative Drawing (comics, illustration, visual storytelling) during PhD pedagogical training in Jakub Woynarowski studio (Academy of Fine Arts, Kraków)

Perspective and Illusion of Space (PWSZ Tarnów) – 2 semesters programme

Psychophysiology of Vision and Color Theory (PWSZ Tarnów)  – 2 semesters programme


Events Organized (selected) ︎︎︎

NarrAkcje conference on visual narratives + workshops  – (co-organizer) one-day event in Arteteka, Kraków covering issues like comics, illustration, script-writing and Polish sign language

Bitwa Rysunkowa (Drawing Battle) – (co-organizer) open to public live drawing act performed by talented young illustrators and comic artists, Kraków




︎︎︎ I am open to talks/workshops opportunities  – let’s talk about that!

I believe image and text complement each other really well – that’s why I write on visual phenomena and illustrate literature.






Books ︎︎︎

Model i metafora. Komunikacja wizualna w humanistyce (Model and Metaphor. Visual Communication in Humanities), Ha!art, Kraków 2019

Pociąg do opowieści (Story-driven), Biuro Wystaw Artystycznych w Tarnowie, 2016, ︎ video


Research papers + essays + other texts ︎︎︎

Curatorial Exercises (co-authored), Text in the Museum, conference papers published by National Museum in Kraków

Obraz jako argument w humanistyce , Zagadnienia Rodzajów Literackich

Ilustracja dynamiczna jako sposób na adaptację literatury (co-authored), Zagadnienia Rodzajów Literackich

Świat zamknięty – o pięknie modelu średniowiecznego (visual essay)

Tak samo ale inaczej, Linia prosta

Mapy nowych światów,  Linia prosta

Lubię zmyślać,  Linia prosta

Graficzne przedstawienia przestrzeni i funkcjonalność map,  Linia prosta

Komoda pana Zina,  Linia prosta

Kosmita w gabinecie rycin, Wiadomości ASP







︎ You can reach me by mail.
︎ Or directly via Instagram.




︎Tiny-tiny shop with some goodies is here.


The Road That
Never Was


Project is a retelling of the ancient, and unfortunately quite forgotten, Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest literary texts we know today. Within the project I designed website, set of illustrations and a letterpress-printed postcard. My images are accompanied by wonderful text (written by Marcin Mleczak) paraphrasing the original story.


︎︎︎ Whole experience
available online (PL + ENG)

︎ Contact me if you want to purchase high quality prints of those works.

︎ Project was realized under Culture Online programme funded by Polish Ministry of Culture.




Model and Metaphor


Book covers wide range of topics: from the informative function of images to history of page layout. All of them are orbiting around the central term, model, visual representation of abstract idea. Book contains over 150 illustrations drawn by Jakub Woynarowski. 

Book was nominated to Polish Graphic Design Award in the Infographics Section.




Science fiction plates 


Cult Polish brand Pan Tu Nie Stał approched me to create two retro- science-fiction-themed illustrations for decorative plates. Pale green one is inspired by futuristic bus station in Kielce, while orange commemorates first Polish citizen abducted by UFO.

Art direction: Maciej Lebiedowicz Photos 1&3 : Mood Authors



Introvision 


Copernicus Festival, one of the most outstanding science festivals in Poland, once again invited Jakub Woynarowski and me to create visual essay related to the theme of the event, which was imagination. The piece was exhibited in Cricoteka in Kraków during the show curated by Woynarowski. 

︎︎︎ virtual tour

Photos: Przemek Wideł


Optimum Pareto


This clean and Enlightenment-inspired visual indetity was designed for an NGO promoting collective intelligence and educating about critical thinking. It includes small lifting of the original logo created by Artur Mierzwa, guidelines for both print and digital, website and a package of promo images.

︎︎︎ Check it in action.