About Me

Who I am

It's me - Marek!

Hi! In case this is your first time here: my name is Marek and I’m not as cheeky as it may seem, though I do love bananas. Some people tend to refer to me as a designer, web developer, photographer and an art director, which, when I think about it, is probably smart, especially considering all those silly hours I spend on unintentionally breaking fiddling with all sorts of creative things.

For the last 8 years I’ve been using my monkey (read: flexible) superpowers to level up various brands, both global and local, enabling them to successfully compete on their markets, or enhancing ways they’ve been achieving it before. I’ve been also privileged to work with some madly talented people from all over the world, and this site is also a tribute to all of them!

If you’re surprisingly curious about my skills or workflow feel free to exploit this sections’ navigation or, if you’d rather save it for later, I also prepared my CV and a lite version of this portfolio as PDF downloads. Otherwise, go and check out my work!

What I do

There’s something fishy about this, Mister! You can’t seriously expect me to believe that you have expertise in all these fields, applications and medias just like that‽ Even the smartest monkey can’t operate a chainsaw, calculate Π realtime and yodel simultaneously, can it.

Well… First of all it’s not entirely true about the monkey, but let’s not digress.

You’re very right thinking so—I’m not claiming to be a walking encyclopaedia Wikipedia of all of these things, but throughout my work life I’ve been challenged with a number of tasks well beyond my junior skills and capabilities, so I had to experiment and grow. Fortunately being continuously surrounded by a small army of gurus made the whole learning process much quicker.

In the end, although I do specialise in Web Design and Development, I feel extremely enthusiastic about print, branding, video and photography design. In fact all this constant jumping between medias forces me to think multidimensionally about everything I do and never restrict my design process to one platform. It also makes collaboration with other people easier having better idea of their process.

How I do It

Brainstorming → Research → Concept & Design → Production → QA & Polish → Launch Partey → Rinse and Repeat

Every designer I know has a different approach to the way he or she organises their work. I’ve heard of some enforcing certain procedures on their team members and clients but that doesn’t really sound productive to me, so I tend to be fairly flexible about it, while trying to maintain sane order to things and make sure all the clients are heavily involved throughout the process.

It’s never easy to flawlessly manage any project, and, especially with the large, complex ones, it can become very difficult to track all requests, things to do, changes to be made, bugs to be fixed, etc. It took me a while to find a working solution but for a few long years now I’ve been effectively using  Scrum and Agile methodology not only to handle my own work but also make sure that my team is delivering quality work on schedule.

It’s a fantastic way of managing complex assignments by breaking them down to elementary tasks and actions required to complete each of them, prioritising them, scheduling and continuously reviewing to find out potential problems and delays. And well… it saved me few times from going barking mad. True story.

Selected Work: 

  1. Creepalicio​.us Thumbnail
    Creepalicio​.usInvite-Only Networking with a Twist
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
    • Responsible for Development
  2. ChangYou Branding Guidelines Thumbnail
    ChangYou Branding GuidelinesBrand Refresh and Booklet Print Design
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
  3. Wimbledon Common Session Thumbnail
    Wimbledon Common SessionThemed Portrait Photoshoot
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Photography
  4. Heimbachs Torten Thumbnail
    Heimbachs TortenHTML5 and CSS3 Responsive Website
    Design and Development
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
    • Responsible for Development
  5. Kew Gardens Session Thumbnail
    Kew Gardens SessionPortrait Photoshoot
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Photography
  6. SpecialEffect: <br/>Gamers for Good Thumbnail
    SpecialEffect:
    Gamers for Good
    HTML5 Microsite Design and Development
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
    • Responsible for Development
  7. Sidescapes: Sicily Thumbnail
    Sidescapes: SicilyLandscape Photography Expedition
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Photography
  8. Mozeem Corporate Identity Thumbnail
    Mozeem Corporate IdentityLogo, Business Cards and Minisite Design
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
    • Responsible for Development
  9. ChangYou Newsletters Thumbnail
    ChangYou NewslettersMailing Design and Development
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
    • Responsible for Development
  10. TLBB Promotional Assets Thumbnail
    TLBB Promotional AssetsDesign and Art Direction
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
    • Responsible for Photography
  11. TLBB Game Launcher Thumbnail
    TLBB Game LauncherUI Design and Prototyping
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
  12. DragonOath Launch Campaign Thumbnail
    DragonOath Launch CampaignPrint Materials Design
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
  13. TLBB Shadow Curse Thumbnail
    TLBB Shadow CurseMicrosite Design and Development
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
    • Responsible for Development
  14. Enter TLBB Thumbnail
    Enter TLBBMicrosite Design and Development
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
    • Responsible for Development
  15. The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity 2010 Thumbnail
    The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity 2010Photography Coverage
    • Responsible for Photography
  16. Klub Energia Thumbnail
    Klub EnergiaPoster and Ticket Design
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
  17. Geometrya Klasyk Thumbnail
    Geometrya KlasykPoster Design
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
  18. Le Glitter Thumbnail
    Le GlitterCorporate Identity Design, Magento E-Commerce Design and Development
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
    • Responsible for Development
  19. Pitter Patterns <br/>E-Commerce Thumbnail
    Pitter Patterns
    E-Commerce
    Magento Development
    • Responsible for Development
  20. What is Aion? Thumbnail
    What is Aion?Flash Microsite Development
    • Responsible for Development
  21. Various Branding 2009 Thumbnail
    Various Branding 2009Logo, Business Cards and
    Visual Identity Design
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
  22. PlayNC Time Cards Thumbnail
    PlayNC Time CardsGame Time Cards Design
    • Responsible for Design
  23. Dungeon Runners Thumbnail
    Dungeon RunnersPackaging and Sales Sheet Design
    • Responsible for Design
  24. Golden Ticket Thumbnail
    Golden TicketGuildWars Collectible Cards
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
    • Responsible for Photography
  25. Discover Lineage II Thumbnail
    Discover Lineage IIFlash Development
    • Responsible for Development
  26. Sana Security Thumbnail
    Sana SecurityPackaging Design
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
  27. NCsoft Print Assets Thumbnail
    NCsoft Print AssetsPromotional Materials Design
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
    • Responsible for Photography
  28. 2007 Sussex Music Thumbnail
    2007 Sussex MusicPhotography Coverage
    • Responsible for Photography
  29. GuildWars C=kins Thumbnail
    GuildWars C=kinsCommodore PC Cases Design
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
  30. Discover GuildWars Thumbnail
    Discover GuildWarsFlash Microsite Design and Development
    • Responsible for Design
    • Responsible for Development
  31. NCsoft Newsletters Thumbnail
    NCsoft NewslettersMailing Design and Development
    • Responsible for Design
    • Responsible for Development
  32. Soccer Fury and Dragon Runners Thumbnail
    Soccer Fury and Dragon RunnersTeaser Site Design and Development
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design
    • Responsible for Development
  33. Various Branding <br />2006 – 2008 Thumbnail
    Various Branding
    2006 – 2008
    Logo and Business Card Design
    • Responsible for Art Direction
    • Responsible for Design