Skills

The Collection of Skills

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Illustration

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Character Design

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Design

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Fine Art

  • Illustration MA Exhibition Karolful 1 MA Exhibition
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The MA” exhib­i­tion is the res­ult of a col­lab­or­a­tion between visual artist Karolina Szymkiewicz | Karolful, TASTE Shop and Noo-​Studio. It was pro­duced in TASTE Studio, dur­ing Karolful’s March 2014 res­id­ency and ran between the 11th of April and 13th of May 2014, in TASTE Shop’s exhib­i­tion space in Tian Zi Fang (Shanghai).

The dir­ect ref­er­ence for the art­work comes from the video “Urban Butoh” per­formed by Butoh dance mas­ter Atsushi Takenouchi and shot in the Poble Nou cemetery in Barcelona. The video’s dir­ect­ors are Jordi Arqué and Roberto Romero; music was com­posed by Hiroko Komiya.

To learn more please read here.

  • Illustration Karolful CompositeGames 1 Composite Games   Chronicles of Ollundra
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Composite Games are an indie role­play­ing game com­pany who are hard at work devel­op­ing an excit­ing new tab­letop game, entitled the Chronicles of Ollundra. As part of this ongo­ing pro­ject they com­mis­sioned Karolful to provide a series of char­ac­ter design illus­tra­tions. These visual ele­ments will embel­lish their intric­ately designed games, enrich­ing the gam­ing experience.

The images will appear in the Ollundra rule book and pro­mo­tional mater­ial. Additionally, Composite sought con­sulta­tion on their art dir­ec­tion and busi­ness brand­ing, lead­ing to Karolful design­ing their com­pany and game-​title logo.

TIG Prize winner

New Lights exhibition, Mercer Gallery in Harrogate

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In 2013 Karolina Szymkiewicz’s art­work was short­l­is­ted for the New Lights exhib­i­tion, a bi-​annual com­pet­i­tion show­cas­ing the best young con­tem­por­ary artists in the north of England.

On Friday the 20th of September the New Lights exhib­i­tion had its private open­ing at the Mercer Gallery in Harrogate. At this event Karolina’s illus­tra­tions were awar­ded the TIG Prize (The Inter Group) for most out­stand­ing rep­res­ent­a­tional work. The Exhibition ran from 21 September until 17 November 2013 at the Mercer Gallery and will be mov­ing on to The Biscuit Factory gal­lery in Newcastle for January 2014.

Fabric Pattern Design

Spring/Summer 2014 collection, commissioned by Mesamis Kidswear.

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  • Illustration karolful fabric pattern design mesamis 3 Fabric Pattern Design
  • Illustration karolful fabric pattern design mesamis 4 Fabric Pattern Design

These pat­terns are a product of a col­lab­or­a­tion
with Noo-​Studio | The House of Collaboration (Shanghai).

Illustrations were inspired by pre-​existing themes and col­ours used by Mesamis in their brand­ing. These ele­ments were then arranged into pat­terns and used in their children’s cloth­ing range for infants (06 months).

TASTE Shop, Shanghai

Creative Collaboration

  • Illustration Banners Home Page Taste 7 TASTE Shop, Shanghai
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A com­mis­sion by TASTE shop (a life­style shop spe­cial­ising in selec­ted hand­made and lim­ited edi­tion items) to pro­duce event brand­ing for the open­ing of their second shop in Shanghai. Illustrations of an eye, ear, nose and hand were cre­ated, which rep­res­en­ted the four remain­ing human senses apart from TASTE. The style of this com­mis­sion was inspired by cop­per­plate engrav­ings tech­niques, sug­gest­ive of the brand’s her­it­age and high quality.

These images were arranged into pat­terns for wrap­ping paper, fab­ric prints, win­dow stick­ers, flags, posters, post­cards, bags, invit­a­tions and vari­ous mer­chand­ise offered in a gift pack at the open­ing event on the 20th of November 2013. These images were also used in the digital brand­ing on TASTE’s website.