I’m a creative director, an art director, a designer, an artist, an educator. 60% water, 98% chimp.

About

I am a Poland-born Chicago-based creative director, designer and educator with a proven track record of strategy and design. My background includes twelve years of creative leadership of collective courage, branding, consumer packaging, print, digital and interactive design.

I’ve had the opportunity to work with large corporate entities, major Hollywood and independent film studios, law-makers, local, state and federal governments as well as non-for-profits.

I’ve had the privilege to build teams, lead teams, manage brands, develop new product lines, oversee production, direct operations, create + maintain budgets, meet ridiculous deadlines and satisfy seemingly unattainable creative brief objectives.

During the last 12 years, I have been able to give back to the creative community as a part-time faculty graphic design instructor at the undergraduate level. I designed and taught over a dozen courses, including layout, typography, corporate identity, creative advertising and portfolio. Teaching has been an incredibly rewarding opportunity—a chance to share my professional experience and knowledge with up-and-coming creative talent.

Currently, I hold the Assistant Professor and head of Graphic Design program position at Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, IL. Additionally, I’m working freelance and available for collaborations both with agencies as well as individuals.

Skills

Art & Creative Direction;
Branding;
Brand Development;
Brand Management;
Full Life Cycle Project Management;
Print & Digital Layout;
Consumer Packaged Goods;
Collateral Design;
Print Production;
Motion Graphics;
Video Production;
Video & Audio Editing;
Web / Mobile UX & UI Design;
Cost Control / Budget Administration;
Staff, Vendor & Media Relations.

Education

Master of Fine Arts. Design, Interactive Media, Video & Audio Art.
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois // 2003—2006

Bachelor of Fine Arts. Design, Interactive Media, Video & Audio Art.
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois // 1998—2003

Languages

English & Polish

Paramount Studios

20th Century Fox

Drafthouse Films

Gaumont

MGM Studios

GAGA

Possible Films

National Archives

Library of Congress

Film Foundation

Film Noir Foundation

Republic Pictures