Summary
Multidisciplinary Designer with 20 years of creative experience within various types of businesses, industries and mindsets; within different countries, cultures and ethnicities. I can work independently or within a team structure to achieve team results. As an empath I tend to bring out the best in people.
I have keen interest in how the company works from the business owner point, employee, customer and stakeholders. Direct communication style and excellent organisational skills give me the ability to manage multiple agile projects with strong prioritisation and creative problem solving. As a minimalist I often test new tools to possibly improve efficiency and quality of processes.

Key Skills
Creative Direction, Multidisciplinary Design, Agile Project Management, Direct Communication

Software
Acrobat DC, Bootstrap, Dreamweaver, Excel, Figma, Ftp, GSuite, Html, Illustrator, InDesign, Nikon, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Premiere Pro, Trello, Webflow, Web Hosting, Wix, Word, WordPress, XD
Work Experience
Freelance Designer (Self-employed) June 2014 - Present 
The Dictator Design (Design Services) - Leeds, United Kingdom
- working with marketing departments, creative directors, managing directors and SME owners (e.g. Alpha Cards, Bradford College, Cubby Studio, Final Whistle, Hermes World, Leeds Museums & Galleries, Nexus Vehicle Rental, Shipley College, Stop Hate UK)
- cooperation with print houses, media agencies (e.g. Clear Channel, Bauer Media), newspapers
- design for print and digital of: branding, advertisements, marketing materials, internal documents, catalogues, office decals, truck livery, exhibition stands, video vans, responsive websites, mobile apps
- multitasking various projects and project managing larger ones through their full life-cycle with cooperation of other designers, developers and required specialists
- staying up to date with industry trends, including networking events for developers and anything tech
- running a business along with marketing, business meetings with stakeholders and accountancy

Creative Designer / Prepress Specialist (Full-time) March 2012 - December 2013 
Hobs Repro (Digital Printing) - Leeds, United Kingdom
- creating prints and media design for construction corporations (e.g. GB Group, Interserve, Kier Group, Morgan Sindall Group, SES, Wates Group) to help their teams win multi-million tender bids
- working within a fast-paced environment on very short notice projects
- projects administration from draft to final product, following each brand criteria
- cooperation with print and production managers, also with London and Manchester branches
- training young people within apprenticeships

Editorial Designer (Contract) August 2009 - October 2011 
International Relations (Monthly Magazine) - Warsaw, Poland
- composition and text layout of 96 pages A4 magazine (founded by Polish consul in Washington) 
- cooperation with editor, international journalists, photographers, advertisers and printing house
- creation for print production (10.000 items) and website presence

Art Director / Graphic Designer (Full-time) May 2008 - June 2009 
Sun & Fun Holidays (Tour Operator) - Warsaw, Poland
- responsible for all company brand direction, design strategy and colour matching across all media
- administration of e.g.: yearly 256 pages A4 catalogue (100.000 items), international exhibition stands, company car wraps, advertisements to Axel Springer`s newspaper (40 million items), website banners
- cooperation with CEO, marketing department, printing houses, media agencies and newspapers

Costume Designer (Contract) November 2007 - March 2008 
Saltimbanco Italiano (Event Services) - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- market analysis and costume production for Vertical Concert at Global Village and Dubai Shopping Festival at Dubai Mall

Graphic Designer / Web Designer (Full-time) May 2003 - August 2007 
Menup Sport (Publishing House) - Warsaw, Poland
- designing books and magazine Jogging (created by founder of Warsaw Marathon) 
- cooperation with MediaCom and StarCom agencies on PR advertisements for Nike and Adidas
- market research, email administration and website development

Education
2008-2010 Kozminski University Master’s degree, Business Management & Entrepreneurship 
2000-2003 Kozminski University Engineer’s degree, Marketing Management

Courses
Adobe XD for Designers, Figma: Tips and Tricks, Graphic Software Operator, Layout and Composition: Advanced Principles, PowerPoint: Silicon Valley Presentation Secrets, Project Management Foundations, Prototyping a WordPress Project in Adobe XD, Running a Design Business: Writing and Pricing Winning Proposals, UX Skills Bootcamp, Website Designer, WordPress Developer, Working Remotely

Awards
2016 Helplines Partnership Stop Hate UK, Award for Anti Hate Crime Mobile App
2009 Poznan International Fair Sun & Fun Holidays, Award for Tour Operator Exhibition Stand
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