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About me

Art
Visual Identity
Editorial
UI & UX Design
Brand Strategy
Team Lead

Hi, I’m Tomasz, a graphic designer and artist based in Paris, France with a lot of passion for music, language, art and design. Always hunting for new inspirations in videoclips, design and daily life, I’m trying to combine different techniques for my artwork – always keeping the balance between the raw and the detail.

Language and vision: these two media of understanding and creation have determined my life. I am a graduate of the Painting Faculty at the University of Arts as well as Romance Philology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland). Every day I learn and express myself through words, painting and design.

The main inspirations for my creative work come from popular music and videos. I capture moving pictures, selecting individual frames, and providing them with new meanings. The language and the word are of equal importance to me. My interest in linguistics has resulted in such projects as Memento and Recursion, which are translations of spoken language mechanisms into the language of imaginary. 

I’m also passionate about graphic design with a love for simple and clever concepts, whether that is through print or web.

After five years of working in several brand agencies and executing many commissions as a freelancer, I am now competent in all of the design phases from conception to guidelines and able to shift gears rapidly from thinking about the tiniest details to the overall direction of what I am working on.

I specialise in editorial design, corporate image and communication having an intuitive sense of what’s clear, clean and beautiful. I have been participated in many successful design projects working for clients such as Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin), Spy Museum Berlin, a public owned real estate company Gesobau (city quarter Märkisches Viertel) and Deutsche Olympische Sportbund (DOSB, German Olympic Sports Confederation).

Lately, I branched out to explore digital design. While I have a passion for print, I have always been excited by digital platforms and its endless possibilities.

I’m currently working as a Senior Graphic Designer at Wargaming Europe, an international game developer and publisher, delivering elaborate, functional and reliable solutions over diverse media ranging from high-quality print to user-friendly interface design. The role of a creative digital designer is fluid and multidisciplinary, qualities that suit me as I like to be constantly challenged and see where that might lead. Furthermore some private design & art projects keeping me busy.

Have a look around and drop me a line if you like what you see!

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Work

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    My blog

    Project Party
    Exhibition & Music video & Painting
    Project Party
    Drawing & Language
    Project Recursion
    Finally, my life settled a little, so I can write back. Going back to recursion, I understand it is a creation of infinite sequences using a finite set of elements...
    Music video & Painting
    Project Self-reflections
    'Self-reflections' is another project inspired by the reality of a music video, made for the song 'No Kind Words' by the English band 'The Maccabees'...
    Art & Music video
    Metauniverse – the reality of music videos
    A music video, which runs on average for three and a half minutes, is in fact a modern video-myth acting through image and sound...
    Art & Language
    Postmodernity – Fusion of High and Low Art
    According to Bauman, we are a generation of liquid modernity, a period that pays no heed to the obstacles and barriers...
    Art & Language
    Mass Culture and Popular Culture
    The industrial revolution was the butterfly effect that caused a cultural tsunami. Wave after wave, the world has been flooded with cocktails of content...
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    Profile

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    I understand art as innovation, fluid matter without clear boundaries that spills out over all walks of life and all types of human experience. Like water, it takes bits and pieces from different areas and never gives back what it took in the same amount and order. This randomness, apparent chaos, and chance are the sources of its creativity.

    My story

    I’m a graphic designer, painter and creative thinker based in Paris. My approach is inquisitive and collaborative and I believe in big ideas, research and crafted aesthetic. I was born and grew up in the industrial city of Konin, Poland. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always held an interest for art and design, in some form or another. This sealed my fate and put me on the path to a lifelong ambition to become an artist.

    At that time I was also fascinated by computers. That’s why after graduating from high school I studied IT for two years. As a result, my technical capabilities and understanding were greatly expanded. A few years later, I majored in Painting in college, attending the University of Arts in Poznan, eventually earning a MFA and graduating with honours in 2011. That same year I earned my bachelor’s degree in Romance philology. Like everything in my life, the idea of studying French was born of a true passion. I fell in love with it pretty instantly, thanks to inspiring teachers during my time at school. Studying two degrees at the same time was a challenge; nevertheless, I couldn’t give up on making my dreams a reality.

    Upon graduation, I worked as a teaching assistant of prof. zw. Janusz Marciniak at the UAP. Although I enjoyed working with students, the life of an academic did not show any prospect for the future, so I chose a career in design. Kiwi Group was the first design agency I worked for. In addition, I was giving French classes to business professionals and companies. Both jobs made me realise what my potential was, opened my eyes to new experiences, and improved my professional skills.

    In 2014 I made a life-changing decision and moved to Berlin. I was ready to push my career forward. Now, with 5 years in the industry, my experience includes work at Kiwi Group in Poland, Realgestalt GmbH, Iconic Consulting GmbH and Valmano GmbH in Berlin. As a designer, I was exposed to all stages of the design process from pitching to finished artwork and print production. The self-directed nature of the role allowed me to concurrently develop my aesthetic and discover my leadership skills.

    Lately I like to focus on 3D and motion graphics. Solving problems leading to exciting challenges. Building products from the start and making things beautiful is what keeps me loving my job.

    Areas of Expertise

    Visual Communication
    Identity Design
    Logo Design
    Packaging Design
    Brand and Design strategy
    Print and Publishing
    Campaign Development
    Information Graphics
    Web Design

    References

    available on request

    Core Skills

    Technical Skills
    An advanced knowledge of industry standard software; Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Acrobat Professional, Autodesk Maya. An understanding of HTML, CSS and the use of content management systems such as WordPress. Fluent in Mac & PC.

    Artistic Background
    Sketching is a vital tool for the artist and designer to communicate ideas. As a professional I bring a background of relevant work experience and knowledge of different art techniques to whatever design I create. I am skilled in working with typography, colour, image and layout.

    Individual Exhibitions

    Pop-cultural sense of sacrum (Popkulturowe odczucie sacrum)
    painting graduate exhibition, University of Arts (Poznan, Poland 2011)

    Introspection (Introspekcja)
    Painting Studio XII at 10 Szewska Street (Poznan, Poland 2010)

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    Signum Gallery (Poznan, Poland 2009)

    Collective Exhibitions

    Heart to heart (Serce dla serca)
    charity painting exhibition, hospital at Długa Street (Poznan, Poland 2009)

    Painting Studio XII (XII Pracownia Malarstwa)
    Contemporary Art Gallery (Wloclawek, Poland 2009)

    Space in a work of art (Przestrzeń w dziele sztuki)
    Inner Space Contemporary Art Gallery (Poznan, Poland 2007)

    Decalogue (Dekalog)
    Judaism Festival, in the former apartment of a rabbi at 10 Szewska Street (Poznan, Poland 2007)

    Last Supper (Ostatnia Wieczerza)
    Jesuit Gallery (Poznan, Poland 2006)

    Social Commitment

    participation in the 3rd Art and Social Activity Meeting in Rybojady: Happiness Workshop
    (III Spotkanie Sztuki i Działań Społecznych w Rybojadach: Warsztaty Radości Życia)
    (Poland, 2009)

    participation in the 1st Art and Social Activity Meeting in Rybojady: Happiness Workshop
    (I Spotkanie Sztuki i Działań Społecznych w Rybojadach: Warsztaty Radości Życia)
    (Poland, 2007)

    chairman of Audit Committee at the University of Arts in Poznan
    (Poland, 2007)

    Awards
    National Drawers-Painters Competition – Rok 2000 Rokiem Reymonta (Warsaw, Poland 2000)
    3rd Place
    National Competition of First-class Diplomas – Dyplom 2001 (Bydgoszcz, Poland 2001)
    2nd Place
    International French-Polish Photography Workshop (Opole, Poland 1998)
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    Education
    BA in Romance Philology (2008-2011)
    Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland)
    Master of Fine Arts in Painting (2005-2011)
    University of Arts in Poznan (Poland)
    IT Technician (2001-2003)
    Stefan Batory Post-secondary School in Konin (Poland)
    Visual Artist (1995-2001)
    High School of Art and Design in Kolo (Poland)
    Experience
    Senior Graphic Designer (2017-now)
    Wargaming Europe SAS (Paris, France)
    Senior Graphic Designer (2016-2017)
    Valmano GmbH (Berlin, Germany)
    Graphic Designer (2014-2015)
    Iconic Consulting GmbH (Berlin, Germany)
    Graphic Designer Intern (2014)
    Realgestalt GmbH (Berlin, Germany)
    Skills
    Adobe Indesign 95%
    Adobe Photoshop 91%
    Adobe Illustrator 80%
    Drawing 100%
    Painting 100%
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    Work flow

    Research

    I start every project by reviewing and analysing industry competitors, relevant projects and suitable references. Then I feed back to the client in a way that moves their understanding forward.

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    Concepts
    Concepts

    Once information has been supplied to shape by the client, I explore all possibilities. Initial ideas and concepts are presented for the client’s review.

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    Development

    Once a decision is made in which direction to develop, a more refined concept will be presented to the client. We will also discuss in more details, functions and features.

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    Final design
    Final design

    The final solution will be delivered, hitting the deadline.

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    Contact

    Whether you’re interested in my artwork, thinking about sprucing up an existing design or hiring me, I’d love to hear from you. Let’s talk and see if we can make something work.

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