Everybody’s like, “choose one thing and do it well”, and I say “Fuck that, you know. I wanna try everything I can. I wanna take this painting idea and see if I can do a puppet version of it. I wanna take the cartooning and turn it into a film set. I wanna take the set and turn it back into a painting”.
– Wayne White
I’m a multidisciplinary artist with roots in performance design, which I studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. The studies fired my imagination and yearning for independent expression in multiple forms and dimensions. Instead of looking for labels for what I do, I look for interesting projects and interesting people. I read as much history of art as comic books, and work with as diverse tools as oil paints, crayons, marker pens, polysterene, and various computer gear. I have designed an opera at Shakespeare’s Globe, devised and art-directed site-specific performances in London, developed two children’s books, created graphics for short films, and worked at Badi Badi, an award-winning animation studio in Warsaw (here‘s my showreel).
I believe it is the combination of these unique experiences that have shaped my artistic language, and their diversity feeds directly into my painting and writing.
As a careful observer of life and people, and a somewhat neurotic philosopher-wannabe, I do a lot of writing. Inspired by Anais Nin, I started writing a journal at the age of 14 and by now have accumulated several volumes of books, in printed and digital format. For the past 4 years, I’ve also been writing a blog, and developing stories for children and adults. The latest book/painting project is The Hour of the King.
What people have said about me
“Malwina’s attention to detail and positive spirit make her a truly wonderful collaborator. She has completed various design projects for our art gallery and has always exceeded our expectations. Beginning with a beautiful catalogue she designed for us, she has continued to show her skills in our newsletters, social media banners, as well as various leaflets and press releases. She is an asset to any project and I cannot recommend her highly enough!”
Proactive with self-initiative
“Malwina has been a great addition to our team managing to adopt our tone of voice and portrait our company image instantly in her tasks in publicity and marketing. She’s proactive and works with a lot of self-initiative bringing forward her own ideas as and where appropriate. We have already recommended her to a number of other creative industry businesses which has led to successful partnerships. Finally, she’s a music lover, just like us, and fun and easy company to have around.”
Wow! What a find!
“Wow! What a find! Malwina has partnered with me during the previous months on a broad spectrum of functions and projects. From building websites, figuring out, thinking through and providing solutions for technical challenges, to participating in art direction, definition of visual language and graphic design. I think the core value of working with Malwina is not only does she implement on time line as agreed, she will also ‘think’ on my behalf, picking up on oversights and developing ideas. Additionally, Malwina has organised my mailing lists, manages the production and issuance of all press releases, provides my social media content, works with third parties designing and producing products. Trustworthy, disciplined, informed and Malwina’s English is better than mine, and I’m English!”
A very good experience
Efficient and excellent
“Malwina was very efficient and excellent in all ways making the process very easy for me. All our correspondence was through email and Skype, yet this was never a problem. Thanks very much for your hard work.”
Claire Blundell Jones, Artist
Well worth keeping in your books
“As Production Designer, I hired Malwina to design the key graphics of the TV series Deep Cuts. I was immediately impressed by her ability to listen carefully to my needs and propose ideas and solutions to the different challenges. She understood the visuals and the narrative I was after straight away, an developed the graphics accordingly in a speedy and professional manner. She was always willing to do minor tweaks at my request and prepared all files ready to be taken to the printers. The director was very happy with the visual result and the producer was pleased to achieve original designs within budget. In short, Malwina is a reliable, creative and efficient professional as well as an invaluable problem-solver, well worth keeping in your books.”
“Malwina was very responsive. From the first feedback to the final design there was a drastic change – and Malwina was flexible enough to make it happen.”
Instantly got the brief
“Malwina instantly got the brief and created some great designs. She responded very quickly to feedback and I was very happy with the end result!”
Pays attention to every detail
“Working with Malwina was a dream. I had immediate trust with her as she was very organised in her communication with me, providing me with paperwork confirming how long the job would take, including costs. At every step of the way, she was vigilant in communicating about how the job was progressing and where she was with the project budget. I have no doubt in recommending Malwina & her craftsmanship and I have every intention of working with her myself on several forthcoming projects. Malwina has a deep understanding of artists and their needs. She pays attention to every detail and delivers to high standards.”