I was born in Gdynia, Poland and raised in Brooklyn, NY. I have spent years living all over the US, finding solitude amidst the chaos of cities. This has given me a keen appreciation for the impact of visual communication within culture. I have helped organize Park(ing) Day events and community festivals and have volunteered in civic beautification efforts. I spend my free time wandering the streets, observing minutiae, and discovering the layers of visual history that inform our movement through places, from ghost signs to graffiti.
My professional experience includes years spent in identity, print, interaction, and environmental design, as well as teaching, lecturing, writing, and curating design exhibits. Early professional experience in web design shaped my understanding of the importance of analytical rigor in visual communication. Time spent teaching helped to hone presentation and mentorship abilities. Years as the co-owner of a successful design studio refined sales and marketing skills.
I’m an obsessive photographer and cataloger of urban experience; please check out the highlights of the blog I maintained for eight years. A few of those photographs are included in The Typographic Universe: Letterforms Found in Nature, the Built World and Human Imagination by Steven Heller and Gail Anderson, published by Thames & Hudson.
Oh, and also? A cantankerous charmer. Pacifist anarchist. Misanthropic socialite. I’m pretty sure you should follow my nonsense on Instagram, because I’m the fun friend you just haven’t made yet.