Emilia Miękisz is a graphic&motion designer and illustrator based in Warsaw but usually on the move, eager to explore new cultures and designs. As a daughter of two scientists, she is not afraid of the unknown, learning about the world is in her blood.
She has a passion for learning languages but discovered that the visual language is her favorite one. After BA in Philosophy she took a new turn and is now finishing her BA in Communication Design in PJAIT in Warsaw.
She was a co-illustrator and a graphic designer of the book “Gyubal Wahazar”, awarded certificate of typographic excellence from Type Directors Club from New York.
She was responsible for Augmented Reality at the exhibition at the Airport Chopin and she is published illustrator, featuring her illustration in New York Times. Her work was also presented in Poster Museum in Wilanów and her research presented at Pompidou Museum in Paris (group project "Civic Cities" coordinated by Reudi&Vera Baur)
In her design, illustration she approaches each project separately, thinking about the project itself and than the medium. Although she admits she loves the ink the best. In her designs she likes to keep things simple, but also outside of the box and up to the point. She also tends to spot faces (from objects) in every corner of the street if you don’t believe check her Instagram account.
Awards and Exhibitions
Shortlisted in Worlds Illustration Awards 2019 for her illustration published in New York Times.
Presentation of the book Gyubal Wahazar in the Royal College of Art in London, UK (May 2018)
Selection for the 100x Independence exhibtion in the Poster Museum in Wilanów (Marchh 2018)
Certficate for the Typographic Excellence from Type Director Club from New York for the Book “Gyubal Wahazar” by Witkacy. (International exhibtions wideworld of the TDC Annual Awards)
Part of the Exhibition of Civic Cities in Pompidou Center (January 2018)
Exhibition of Gyubal Wahazar (book, poster and animation) in various cities in Poland.(2017-2019)
Display of the work in Elefsina, Greece (July 2017)
Freelancer for the New York Times
Animator and coordinator of Augmented Reality in the Chopin Airport exhibiton Polish Family Album
Visual Indentity for the Annual Exhibition Type Directors Club in Warsaw (2017 and 2018)
Working on visual identity and games for the VII Jordan Park in Warsaw (Internship with the City of Warsaw Hall, 2018).
Polish-Japanese Academy of Information and Technology (BA in Comunication Design, 2016-till now)
University of Warsaw (BA in Philosophy 2015)