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Monika Grubizna

ILLUSTRATOR and GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Boston, MA, USA
I'm a tireless illustrator who creates bold and spirited pictures inspired by Polish poster art legacy and Naïve art. I have a dog that has a long muzzle and an MFA in printmaking.

I'm originally from Poland, but I flew across the pond some time ago looking for new adventures in the USA. My works have been presented internationally in many shows including Pictoplasma Berlin, Seoul International Book Fair and Pick Me Up London to name a few.
I would love to hear from you!

Work Experience

LONG MUZZLE

Freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Art Director

Selected clients:
The Washington Post (USA) / Collective Arts Brewing (CAN) / Harvard University (USA) / KUVVA (NL) / LINE DECO (South Korea) / MAIPROJECT (FR) / Centre of Contemporary Art Torun (PL) / The Ethnographic Museum in Cracow (PL) / Charaktery Magazine (PL) / FIKA Magazine (PL) / Kontakt Magazine (PL) / K Mag (PL) / TASHKA (PL) / The Raccoon (UK) / Asymptote Journal
January 2013 - Present Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Freelance

Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer

All kinds of graphic projects including editorial illustration, branding & logo design, scenography projects, book design and screenprinting.
July 2010 - January 2013 Poland

Education

Nicolaus Copernicus University

Master of Arts

Master of Arts in Graphic Arts, Cum Laude, 2010

Courses:
- screen printing
- graphic design
- animation
- printmaking
October 2005 - June 2010 Poland

Languages

English (Fluent),
German (Conversational),
Polish (Native),

Awards

3x3 Magazine Pro Show

Honorable Mention

2014

American Illustration 33

Chosen Winner

2014

H&M And MALEMEN Magazine

Selected by the jury of the MALEMEN & H&M male fashion illustration competition

2012

Academy Of Fine Arts In Katowice, PL

TASHKA Publisher's distinction at 'A well-designed book – let’s start with children competition', PL

2012

Kunstverein Zu Frechen

3rd Prize at the XVIth German International Graphic Art Triennale Frechen 2011, DE

2011

University Of Arts In Poznan, PL

Grand Prix of the 7th Biennale of Students’ Graphic Art, Poznan, PL

2011

Skills

AI, AE, Book Design, Children Illustration, Drawing, Editorial Illustration, Exhibition Design, Graphic Art, Graphic Design, ID, Posters, PS, Screen Printing, Set Design,