I work with adults, teens and children. I enjoy formats combining handful of theory with engrossing assignments. This may sound crazy, but I do care about presentation design when preparing a lecture.

Topics I ︎︎︎︎

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)   ︎︎︎

Mental Models in the Designer’s Toolbox talkUX Poland conference, Warsaw

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) – Academy of Fine Arts, Kraków, teaching asisstant to J. Woynarowski

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

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

Drawing for graphic design (PWSZ Tarnów) – 2 semesters programme, ongoing

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!