I'm Maria, an illustrator based in Berlin.
I am really impressed by the great collection of artists you have under your care and would be thrilled if you could take a look at my work and consider me being a part of your creative family!
I grew up in sunny Poland, where I started my architectural studies. I moved first to Spain, then to Germany, to study and be able to see architecture and design from different perspectives. After pretty long architectural journey in which I've gained pretty deep understanding of space, design, problem solving and graphic design, I decided to quit it :)
I delved into the world that I truly love and was always passionate about—illustration.
I've started to freelance as an illustrator in the very beginning of 2016 and since then I've gained couple of great lessons through working with agencies and clients from Germany and abroad. I was involved in animation, packaging design and graphic design projects. So far I have worked with Kompost, Oddity, Troublemakers, Schokolade, Kevin Rose, Bunschuh Architekten and Skateistan, for clients such as Mercedes, Bosch, Sunbites, dm and Hilti.
Thank you for your time and I hope you will enjoy it!
Art direction and illustration for an animated short
Recently, I was working on an Intro animation for yet being developed meditation app called Oak, explaining the basics of meditation for first time users.
I was thrilled to be responsible for directing the whole video (together with Dominik Grejc), developing style, creating storyboard and illustrating all the environments, characters and assets. Since this piece is fresh out of the oven, not only it is not published yet, but also is missing the logo of the app at the end of the animation. Still, I wanted to share that project with you!
Below you can see the process and the animation.
DM Lieblinge boxes
Pattern design for packaging project
I had a pleasure to collaborate with Oddity Agency on a packaging design project for dm-drogerie, a chain of German drug stores. I created a series of patterns for limited editions of boxes, which were released on a monthly basis. Each box had it's unique theme, according to which, all the items inside were collected.
Children's Book Pitch
Art direction and illustration
Art direction and illustration for animation
An animation which was a part of "Give Her Five" campaign was created to put the spotlight on impact that Skateistan is having on the lives of girls around the world. “Her Story” is based on the real life of a student in Kabul, Afghanistan, where Skateistan first started in 2007.
I am extremely happy that I could contribute to Skateistan and their awesome initiatives by designing and illustrating this spot.
Illustration and character development for a pitch.
Illustrations for animated explainer
Being a part of Kompost production, I was working on an animation about non-profit actions of Hilti Foundation. I was responsible for style development, storyboarding, illustrating backgrounds and character design.