In my work, I like to combine creativity and freedom in design with in-depth research, to find expression that is both new and exciting, but rooted in best practice and history. I create custom and retail designs, that engage the audience and aim to be both beautiful and functional. I'm also passionate about safeguarding the unique processes that have informed typography and printing in the past, and reviving typefaces so they can remain with us in the digital age.
I thoroughly enjoy working with others and sharing my skills and knowledge. As a consultant and trainer, I help designers, design studios and agencies, to improve their communications, learn how to collaborate effectively with type designers, and develop skills and awareness that can enhance their day-to-day work.
2015/2020 – PhD in Fine Arts in the Graphic Design Cathedral of Graphic Arts and Painting department at the Academy of Fine Arts of Władysław Strzeminski in Lodz, PL.
2018/2019 – Master of Arts in Typeface Design at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication of the University of Reading, in Reading, UK.
2008/2014 – Master of Fine Arts Diploma in Graphic Design Cathedral of Graphic Arts and Painting department at the Academy of Fine Arts of Władysław Strzeminski in Lodz, PL.
2011/2012 – Bachelor of Fine Arts of University of Montana Western as part of Mary Baker Emerick Art Scolarship program, graduated with Magna Cum Laude (with high honors), Dillon, MT, USA.
2020 – present: TDBK – Typeface Designer and Typographic Consultant.
2021 – present: STGU (Association of Polish Designers) – Board Member
2019 – 2020: Brody Associates – Typeface Designer under Creative Direction of Neville Brody
2016 – 2019: Freelance Graphic and Type design
2015 – 2016: OSOM Studio – Senior Graphic Designer
Clients and brands: Google Fonts, Brody Associates, Longines Watch Company (Brody Associates), The Coca Cola Company (Brody Associates), Leniva Studio, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland
Talks, workshops, and conferences:
05.2022 – TMC Workshop – How to look at letters?
12.2021 – University of Reading: Typoteka.pl – Exhibition and presentation
01.2021 – University of Reading: The models of Hebrew type design in Europe – a talk for MATD students
12.2020 – Poltawski Nowy – Typeface Development talk and presentation with the projects team
09.2019 – ATypI Tokyo – Conference Manager – workshops, exhibitions, and volunteer management
07.2019 – Type Thursday London – Pactio – MATD Typeface presentation
09.2018 – ATypI Antwerp – Conference Manager – workshops, exhibitions, shops, and volunteer management
09.2017 – ATypI Montreal – Safekeeping of the Legacy of the Book Arts Museum in Lodz – talk
09.2017 – ATypI Montreal – Conference Organizer – workshops and volunteer management
06.2017 – MOCAK (PL) – The Art of Books – Traditional printing and bookmaking at the Book Arts Museum in Lodz
05.2017 – TypoBerlin – Wanderlust in the Book Arts Museum in Lodz – an insight talk about Polish type history