Jakub Staniszewski
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Jakub Staniszewski

Digital designer & developer in London, UK., He/Him

learning three.js & opengl shaders

6 months ago

About

Hybrid designer/developer at The One Off delivering exceptional digital projects for a range of clients.

Projects

2023

Helping the workforce of tomorrow get ready for employment in a digital world.

2022

Redefining a classic brand for a new generation.

2022

Conceptual AR scanner for screw heads/drives aimed at tradespeople and DIY'ers.

2021

Exploration of communicating time via colour

2021

Playlists for cultural hotspots, curated by the people who know it best.

Submission for D&AD New Blood Awards 2021

Writing

2021
Helvetica, the default.

2000 words on a typography classic.

Awards

2019
Best at Graphic Design from Stanmore College

Awarded 'Best at Graphic Design' out of all students on any creative courses for that academic year. I was also nominated for two other categories.

Work Experience

2022 — 2023
Hybrid working within London

Shooting and editing promotional photography with Lightroom CC
Designing & setting up a professional Instagram profile and promoting it for a café to attract more clientele.
Designing a print-ready zine to attract visitors to a government-run event with InDesign.

2023 — 2023
Flipside Programme at A New Direction
London

Product design bootcamp with leading London design consultancies/agencies: ustwo, Beyond, Made by Many, Frog Design (part of Capegemini Invent), Normally and Digitas.
Three months of hands-on training by experienced designers.
Covered: Researching, creative problem solving, wireframing, visualisation, In-depth Figma training/prototyping, UX testing/interviewing, creating a pitch deck.
Supported by industry mentor from ustwo.

2022 — 2022
Melbourne, Derby

Designed a wayfinding experience for FLANNELS Liverpool
Designed an in-store product finder experience for Sports Direct built off existing design systems.
Creating functioning Hi-Fi prototypes with Figma.
Ideation/Collaboration on Miro.
Wireframing draft interface designs on pen and paper.
Concepting new ideas for fresh projects
Taught senior staff on how to use new functionality within Figma.

Volunteering

2022 — 2022
Nottingham

Raised over £2650 for humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine via the sales of A3-A5 posters that were printed via Risograph. Me and other students from Graphic Design & Illustrations put forward designs to be printed and sold. The group/event was highly successful with our main supporting lecturer stating it was his most proudest moment he's felt in his lecturing career thus far. I aided the group in the following ways:

  • Lead Organiser. Me and 2 other students became lead organisers for the group by stepping up to take on the most roles and doing most of the decision making.
  • Risograph Operator. In our print run for the event, the group was able to output around 270-300 A3 sheets in 4 hours of 20 different designs that featured 2-3 colours. I took the lead in operating the Risograph and handled faults and any issues that came up.
  • Sales. We did payment via direct donation to charities, packaging posters into transport material/plastic sheets if they weren't already and keeping count of the money we raised by logging data onto a Google Sheets spreadsheet.
  • Photography. I took photographs during the event for safe keeping and promotion/marketing via Instagram.

Education

2019 — 2022
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham

BA (Hons) Graphic Design - First Class Honours

2017 — 2019
UAL Extended Diploma at Stanmore College
London

Creative Media Production - Merit

Certifications

2023

Modules: How to tease continuation, Power of the main lockup, How to pack a 1-2-3, Always end with an action, Simple alignment over grids, Double check consistency, Typography musts.

2022
Learning Type Design from LinkedIn Learning

What makes a typeface great, Serifs, Stroke angle, weight & contrast, Shape variations, Finding good models, Typeface vs. lettering, Drawing the basic glyphs, Producing a functioning font, Printing critiquing and revising.

2022
Foundations of User Experience (UX) Design from Google, via Coursera

Product Development life cycle, Design Thinking, Design Sprints, UX Research (Types of Research, Methods, Researcher Qualities, Biases in UX Research), Interviewing for UX, Empathy Maps, Pain Points & Personas

Contact

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