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Monika Grubizna

ARTIST / ILLUSTRATOR

Glasgow, United Kingdom
I'm a tireless illustrator who creates bold and spirited pictures inspired by the Polish poster design legacy and Naïve art. I enjoy thinking outside the box and going for conceptually "smart" rather than only visually "pretty" solutions.

I'm originally from Poland, where I received an MFA in printmaking. Some time ago, in search of new adventures, I flew across the pond to the US and spent three amazing years living and working in Boston. Now I'm based in Glasgow, Scotland. My work has already received recognition of the Society of Illustrators NYC, American Illustration, Hiii Illustration, 3x3 Professional and Picture Book Shows and was presented in many international shows including Pictoplasma Berlin, Seoul International Book Fair and Pick Me Up London, among others.

I'm up to any challenge that keeps my creative juices flowing. Whether you feel like working with me or just want to say "hello", don't hesitate to drop me a line!

I had the pleasure to work with:
Smithsonian Magazine • The Washington Post • Collective Arts Brewing • Harvard University • KUVVA • LINE DECO • MAIPROJECT • Center of Contemporary Art Torun • The Ethnographic Museum in Cracow • Charaktery Magazine • FIKA Magazine • Kontakt Magazine • K Mag • TASHKA • The Raccoon • Asymptote Journal and many wonderful individuals across the globe.

Work Experience

LONG MUZZLE ILLUSTRATION

Freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Art Director

I had the pleasure to work with:
Smithsonian Magazine • The Washington Post • Collective Arts Brewing • Harvard University • KUVVA • LINE DECO • MAIPROJECT • Center of Contemporary Art Torun • The Ethnographic Museum in Cracow • Charaktery Magazine • FIKA Magazine • Kontakt Magazine • K Mag • TASHKA • The Raccoon • Asymptote Journal and many wonderful individuals across the globe.
January 2013 - Present

Freelance

Freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer

All kinds of graphic projects including editorial illustration, branding & logo design, set design, 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

American Illustration 35

Chosen Winner

2016

Society Of Illustrators

SOI 58 Annual Show and Book

2015

3x3 Picture Book Show

Honorable Mention

2015

American Illustration 34

Chosen Winner

2015

Hiii Illustration

Best of the Best - noncommercial category, 2 Merits - commercial category

2014

3x3 Magazine Pro Show

Honorable Mention

2014

American Illustration 33

Chosen Winner

2014

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