Grzegorz Kozak Portfolio 2012

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About me

Bio

Name: Grzegorz Kozak,
Age:28,
Sex:Male,
Experience: 7 years,
Living in Wroclaw, Poland, recently graduated from Fine Arts Department, proficient in hand- and tablet drawing. Enjoys untypical projects, likes to discover new web technologies. Doesn’t like to work under time pressure, but enjoys the tense.

Skills

Phostoshop
InDesign
Illustrator
Flash
Html
Wordpress
Hand drawing

Interests

  • Graphics design, trends hunting
  • Typography
  • Guerilla and
    Ambient Advertising
  • Concept Art
  • Traditional photography
  • History of Art and rules of composition

Works

Ahhh! Welcome my little friend! I’m here to present you selected number of projects. Just go ahead and click on one of three sections. If you don’t want me to interrupt you with my commentary, just click on my mouth.

Grzegorz acutally lives in Wrocław – beautiful city in lower Silesia in Poland.

Haven’t you still decided what section to choose? What are you waiting for?

…Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do,
I’m half crazy all for the love of you…
Do you know who sang this song? :)

Did you know that Grzegorz likes making photos with his old cameras? The oldest from his collection is an old Rolleiflex from 1937!

Have you played „Monkey Island: Special Edition” series? If not, then what are you waiting for?! It is a classic adventure with hi-detailed graphics, better sounds, dialog voices game with peanuts, butter and sugar on top!

Sometimes it’s boring in here…

I’m I kind of talkative robot, but if you want me to shut up, just clik on my mouth.

That’s the second largest rocket I’ve ever seen!

Do you like me?

Grzegorz enjoys making untypical websites, but his greatest dream is to make a video game.

It takes looong time to make cartoony characters, especially for webdesign! Sometimes every pixel is crucial!

Dorota Studio – Wedding Photographer

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This unusual website was designed for Dorothy Sawula, talented artist and creative wedding photographer from Lublin, Poland. Inspiration for this project was an interior of old photography atelier from 20s. I decided to use WordPress CMS engine, so Dorothy could easily manage content on the website (adding/removing/changing photos) at any time. To complete the impression of visiting old photography studio, I decided to put a gramophone whitch plays back an old melody from the 20s.
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Platon Gallery in Wroclaw

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Website design for one of the biggest, commercial Gallery of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. Main goal of this project was to create simple and elegant structure, which would allow to present Artists and their work in accesible and comfortable way. Site is based on WordPress CMS, which allows easy management of content on website.
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The Photographer Pub

The Photographers Pub

The idea for the artwork has came to me at the time of designing a logo. The project refers to an old camera, where each subpage is placed on photo cartridges, which can be freely pulled out. Background is a scan of original wallpaper in pub. Whole site was written HTML / CSS. Website is based on WordPress CMS, allowing client to change the content. Additionally, every visitor has access to the Gallery, where he/she can put his/hers own photos.

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Words Factory – splash screen

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The project involved the creation of a welcome screen for the well-known publishing house. The aim was to develop an universal layout, which could easily transfer users to particular websites. To increase the attractiveness of the project, I decided to use Flash technology, which gave me opportunity to create more advanced animation. Thanks to the script, the client can freely change the magazine cover, presented as a hologram.
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Sand in Gears – Word Factory blog

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WordPress theme for Fabryka Słów (Words Factory) – polish publishing company, which specializes in publishing fantasy/sci-fi books. The appearance of the blog had to refer to word “factory”. I’ve concentrated on showing the abandoned, dirty interior of some factory. Whole theme was written in html/css except pressure gauge – used as a menu – which was created in Flash to imitate movement of indicating needle.

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Moge Wiecej

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Mogę Więcej (I can do more) is an initiative of Lublin’s foundation – Posits. It’s goal is to promote education in Lublins district. Aim of this project was to “tidy up” large ammount of information and enclose it in simple and esthetic layout, which eases navigation for every – even inexperienced – user. Like others, it’s based on WordPress, with some simple javascript elements like menu or hover states. If javascript is turned off, it still allows user to navigate through submenus present on every category subpage.

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Stanislas Kostka homepage

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A project dedicated to the Stanislaw Kostka – painter who – as one of the few – is specializing in old, Dutch painting techniques. Overall concept was made under strong influence of his paintings and after consultations with artist. Because of the painters commitment to detail, you can find magnifying glass on the main page which allows you to see one of his paintings in great detail.
Whole website (except welcome screen) was created in Flash, allowing for better interaction with the user.
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Kasomierz – Cash meter

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With New Media Labs we developed graphic design for Facebook app called Kasomierz, which task is to manage home budget. I decided to make this layout as a fridge front, on which we can put various information with magnets. Additional mobile version allows to manage application from mobile phone.

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PGE S.A. Annual Report

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Along with Charakter Consulting in cooperation with Orpha (which is specializing in designing annual reports for the biggest corporations in Poland) we developed project of annual report for PGE S.A. It’s digital equivalent had to refer to it’s paper original. To save space on layout, I decided to hide menu on left hand side of page, which moves into page only when needed. It was coded into HTML/Css with PHP elements.

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Valhalla Tattoo

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Unrealized project for a tattoo studio, located in Lublin, Poland. The inspiration for this design was a sign located in one of the studios: name burned in metal plate. Layout had to be a raw, cold, referring to the steampunk mood. Page was intended to be written entirely in Flash technology and based on a simple CMS, allowing to change content on this website (i.e. adding pictures to the gallery).

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Pod Arkadami

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Pod Arkadami offers potential clients two ways of using it’s space: as a wedding or conference hall. To distinguish those two offers, this site has been divided into two parts, where two different color themes were used: bright for wedding hall and darker for conference hall.

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Innovation Portal – splash screen

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With New Media Labs, our task was to create splash screen for Innovation Portal (Portal Innowacji). Main goal was to tidy up large amount of available links to make it easy and interesting to navigate. Clicking on sign direction reveals card with individual categories, which are leading us to certain places of Portal.

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The Views – Exhibition brochure

The Views

Folder accompanying the exhibition, organized by the WRO Art Center. Main motive of this publication are three colored lines present in a simple logotype. These lines meander between the projects of individual artists, thereby separating them from each other. The first page was designed so it could serve also as a poster. The other side has been divided into two parts, where upper part describes the individual artists and their works, while lower contains a brief description of the exhibition in the Polish and English.

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Epar folder

The Photographer Logo

Working with Charakter Consulting we have designed corporate identity for EPAR project, which develops revulutionary invention of Lucjan Lagiewka. Along with logo, we designed an informative folder, presenting general ideas of this invention. Double-sided, folded into 3, with UV coating.

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The Photographer Pub – Menu

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While designing a website and logo for The Photographer Pub I was asked to create a menu for this restaurant. The first idea was to create a menu based on the website concept, where individual sections were pulled out from the camera-cover – just like the photo cartridges. Unfortunately, cost of this menu was too high, so I decided to design more traditional layout, resulting in sleek black menu.

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Offensive – magazine layout

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Working on student magazine Ofensywa (Offensive) is linked with the begginings of my work as desk top publisher. Along with Kuba Jakubowski and other students of the Faculty of Art we created first pagination project. The youth, socio-cultural nature of the magazine gave us great opportunities in the design matter. This publication has met with positive public comments and it is published to this day.

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Edward Hartwig – Exhibition catalogue

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Since the planned budget for this publication was very limited, number of pages was reduced to 10. I decided on a sleek, horizontal layout, to make catalogue form more attracitve and elegant. I’ve put great attention to subtle typography, entirely in keeping up with the theme of the exhibition.

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The Photographer Pub – Logo

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Logo for The Photographer Pub was supposed to be a lifting of previously proposed (quite badly designed) logo presenting a camera. As the project evolved, I decided to depart from the original concept and concentrate on the name of the pub. As a result I made proposals, where the main motive is the silhouette of a photographer with old, folding camera.

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Management Trainee – Logo

The Management Trainee Logo

Logo was created for the competition which was organized by a company that wanted to provide students and graduates further development of their skills. Because project was targeted to young people who just starded their career, I decided to design a positive, quite entertaining logo. The letters M and T make up the silhouette of an elephant, a symbol of happiness and success.

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History of Fine Art Club – Logo

The History of Fine Art Club Logo

Logo for the Scientific Society of Art Historians at the Catholic University of Lublin was a challenge: I wanted to create project which refers to recognizable work of art. The choice fell on the Nike of Samothrace – very expressive, antic sculpture. The shapes of this masterpiece very well fit into the letters H (robe) and S (wings), which are intials of polish word “History of Art” (Historia Sztuki). I deliberately emphasized wings as symbol of freedom of young students minds.

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Edward Hartwig – Logotype

Edward Hartwig Logo

This logotype was specially designed for Edward Hartwig exhibion, held in Gallery One. During designing I came across an old photography signed by Artist, which served me to as a model for this logotype. Expressive form of this signature and severe lettering of baseline made this logotype formal.

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Legal Advisor Justyna Burek – Elements of Corporate Indentity

Legal Advisor Logo

Project involved creation of logo, bussines cards and letterheads. Signature in logo is signature of legal advisor, sherif font used in baseline makes this logo elegant and formal.

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Contact

To:
Grzegorz Kozak
gkozak(at)gmail.com