Marek Wajda / Designer

“Arranger” / designer of my upcoming book “Cloud Arrangers”, after three days of working on a book in July at my home. Without his enthusiasm, this book would not be possible – remember 6th of September 2018 at 12:01AM, start of crowdfunding on a Kickstarter. Welcome to support!

Polish freelance graphic designer based in Warsaw, graduated with honours from Henryk Tomaszewski’s Faculty of Graphic Arts’ master studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 1984.

In his work he is striving to combine the outstanding achievements of the Polish School of Posters (which is his professor’s legacy) with the experiences from a long-term professional cooperation with various publishing houses, cultural institutions, advertising agencies and international companies, such as student weekly ITD (which was in the eighties very important illustrated Polish publication including a lot of works of famous Polish photographers), SAD/Apple IMC Poland (as a specialist of graphic design) and BBDO Advertising Agency (where he also held an Art Director managing position).

Along his career path he has been involved in both commercial and independent projects, mostly focused on designing logos, book and book cover layouts, but also the exhibitions using photographs as a medium. He shows a keen interest in photography applying it in his professional work and as a leisure activity. This has resulted in multiple exhibitions in art galleries across Poland.

Lately, due to his life-long passion for music he has been mostly focusing on designing posters for various musical events and festivals, and music CDs/LPs cover layouts. Cooperation with NotTwo Records, Polnisches Institut Wien / Polish Institute in Vienna / Austria, and Warsaw music venue Pardon, To Tu resulted in last 11 years in more than 80 CDs/LPs cover layouts and nearly 200 posters for jazz and improvised music events of musicians such as Ken Vandermark, Peter Brötzmann, Charles Gayle, Joe McPhee, Evan Parker, Alexander von Schlippenbach, William Parker, Hamid Drake, Mats Gustafsson, Dave Rempis, Peter Evans, Marc Ribot, Paal Nilssen-Love, Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten, Mikołaj Trzaska, Michael Gira, Thurston Moore, KONONO No 2, Ebo Taylor, and many, many others.


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