Jan Bajtlik (born in 1989 in Warsaw) is multidisciplinary artist working on fields of illustration, graphic design, painting and drawing. He graduated from the Graphic Arts Faculty at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2013).

Since 2016 he has been working creating designs for Hermès Paris for silk scarves, fashion accessories, enamel jewellery, boutique windows scenography and Hermès Home: ceramics, fabrics, wallpapers, beachwear. He is co-author of the scenography for the reopening of Hermès boutique in the Dubai Mall and the graphic identification of Hermès Fantasty Funfair in Dubai.

His projects represents various design approach, styles and techniques. He illustrated among others: The New York Times, Time Magazine, Courrier International, Google. His works were exhibited worldwide. Jan received numerous awards in national and international graphic competitions, including a special mention Bologna Ragazzi Award 2015, silver medal at the 10th and bronze medal at the 12th International Poster Triennial in Toyama (Japan). In 2015 he received special award from Polish Minister of Culture prof. Małgorzata Omilanowska for his children books and educational work with children. Book “Our Car” illustrated by Jan is The 2018 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book. He cooperates with Szydłowski Gallery in Warsaw.

Jan is also ultramarathon runner and alpinist. He lives and works in Warsaw and Argentière in the French Alps.

selected awards:

2019 - Polish Graphic Design Awards 2018 - Main award in children’s books category for book “Nić Ariadny” about Greek myths and mazes and awards for “Animapolis” Hermès scarf in product illustration category and “Pologne une révolution graphique” in animated poster category.

2018 - “Our Car” The 2018 New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children’s Book

2018 - Bronze Medal at the 12th International Poster Triennial in Toyama (Japan)

2017 - Special mention in 25th Biennial of Polish Poster in Katowice

2016 - Gold Prize - 1st Ecuador Poster Biennial

2016 - Silver Medal - International Poster Biennial in Mexico

2015 - Special Mention Bologna Ragazzi Award for book „Typogryzmol” (Wydawnictwo Dwie Siostry, 2014) / english version: “Alphadoodler” (Tate Publishing, 2016)

2015 - Special award from Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage prof. Małgorzata Omilanowska for his children books and educational work for children.

2015 - TDC Certificate of Typographic Excellence - Type Directors Club, NYC

2015 - Best children book of the year 2014 - PTWK Book Competition in Poland

2015 - Award of Excellence - Communication Arts Typography Annual

2015 - Grand Prix International Italian Poster Biennale

2014 - Ministry of Culture best scholarship “Młoda Polska 2014”

2014 - Special Mention in Warsaw Poster Biennal

2013 - Rector Prize for diploma work, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

2013 - Best Diploma Project, Polish Association of Applied Graphic Designers STGU

2012 - Silver Medal at the 10th International Poster Triennial in Toyama (Japan)

2011 - Special Mention in 12th Poster Biennal in Mexico

2011 – 1st award in 12th AMS poster competition in Poland for poster „Dom”.

2011 - 1st award in “Skopje Poster” International Student Poster Competition in Skopje

2011 – Special Mention in “Book of the year 2010” IBBY Polish Section for book “Europa Pingwina Popo”

2010 - 1st award in student poster competition in festival „Le Mois du Graphisme d'Échirolles”

2010 – Special Mention in 11th AMS poster competition in Poland for poster “Man can do science too”.

2009 - 1st award in“Skopjeposter” International Student Poster Competition in Skopje


selected (from 17) solo exhibitions:

2018 - exhibition of drawings in Artissima art fair in Turin, drawings section, represented by Szydłowski Gallery

2018 - "Dogs Mix" graphic exhibition in 3sec.gallery in Breda

2018 - "Jardin Particulier" painting exhibition in Promocyjna Gallery in Warsaw

2017 - "Greek Labyrinths" exhibition of drawings in Szydłowski Gallery in Warsaw

2016 - poster exhibition in Librairie Polonaise in Paris

2016 - “Utopies & Réalités #2” poster and book exhibition, Fête du Graphisme 2016, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris

2016 - poster exhibition in Typomania Festival in Moscow

2016 - exhibition of posters, graphics, drawings, paintings in Poster Gallery in Hoża 40 St. in Warsaw.

2015 - “Che carattere! Le lettere dell’alfabeto tra arte e design” poster and book exhibition in Galleria Corraini, Festivaletteratura 2015, Mantova.

2014 - poster exhibition in “Dom Słowa Polskiego” organised by Polish Association of Applied Graphic Designers STGU in Warsaw

 2014 - “Jan Bajtlik - The New Generation of Polish Posters” , poster exhibition in Cristina Dos Santos Gallery in New York City.

2013 - “Be a man, read!” poster exhibition in Pałac pod Baranami, Conrad Literature Festival, Kraków.

2013 - Diploma exhibition - posters and books in Warsaw University Library in Warsaw.


Selected (from nearly 150) group exhibition:

2019 - “Du blanc à la couleur” Bensimon tennis sneakers 40 anniversary exhibition in Joyce Gallery Paris and Bensimon Autour du Monde concept store in Tokyo

2019 - Hermès Home collections 2019-2020, Milan Design Week

2018 - “Pologne une révolution graphique”, Mois du graphisme 2018 in Échirolles-Grenoble

2018 - 12th International Poster Triennial in Toyama (Japan)

2018 - 26th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw

2017 - Lahti Poster Triennal

2017 - Poster exhibition in Arsenal, Kiev

2016 - Fête du Graphisme, Paris

2016 - 1st Ecuador Poster Biennial

2016 - Golden Bee, Moscow

2015 - Type Directors Club, TDC Awards, NYC, Berlin, Warsaw

2015 - “Inside Out” - polish graphic design, Wanted Design, NYC

2015 - 11th International Poster Triennial in Toyama (Japan)

2015 - International Poster Biennial in Bolivia

2015 - International Italian Poster Biennale, Finale Ligure

2014 - Fête du Graphisme, Paris

2014 - “Designing Polska,” - Polish graphic design, London

2014 - Taking part in performences “Craftsmen Congres” Paweł Althamer exhibition,  New Museum in NYC and Gallery SALT Beyoğlu in Istanbul

2014 - 24th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw

2013 - Polish Illustration Focus – Where I come from, Festival Illustrative, Berlin

2013 - Golden Bee Poster Biennial in Moscow

2013 - „Got the message? 50 years of political poster” Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat, Australia

2012 - 10th International Poster Triennial in Toyama (Japan)

2011 - “Design for Freedom - Freedom in Graphic Design in Poland 1981 -2011”, Claska The 8th Gallery, Tokyo

2011 - International Poster Biennial in Mexico

2011 - Ljubljana Poster Festival

2010 - Festival de l’affiche Chaumont (student workshop exhibition)

2010 - International Poster Biennial in Warsaw

2010 - International student poster Biennial „East + West” in Wuhan, China

2009 - Ljubljana Poster Festival


jury member:

2018 - Moscow Golden Bee 13 International Poster Biennial Jury of Young Stars

2017 - Trzy/Mam/Książki, Polish Book Institute Book Competition, Warsaw

2016 - Best Book Design from all over the World 2016, Leipzig

2016 - Book of the year 2015, PTWK Book Competition, Warsaw

2015 - 16th AMS poster competition “Szekspir ∞  (2015)”, Warsaw



2018 - Overwerk #15 - Graphic Matters, Breda

2018 - Session #8 by Playgrounds and Graphic Matters, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven

2016 - Slanted Conference 2016, Dortmund and Karlsruhe

2016 -  ATypI 2016, Warsaw 

2016 - East London Comics and Arts Festival, London

2016 - Typoclub, University of Arts in Bern

2016 - Typomania, Moscow

2016 - A graphic utopia - Fête du graphisme 2016, Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris

2016 - Element Talks, Warsaw

2015 - Typo Berlin

2015 - Typotalk, Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków

2015 - Skopje Kreativa, Skopje

2015 - Pictoric, Kiev

2014 - 4h Block, Jermilov Center, Charkiv

2014 - Targi Wiedzy Graficznej, Warsaw

2012 - Kuwasawa Design School, Tokyo

2011 - Targi Wiedzy Graficznej, Warsaw

2011 - ESAG Penninghen, Paris


selected clients:

Hermès Paris

The New York Times

Time Magazine

Courrier International

Atelier Maciej Fiszer in Paris

Atelier Michel Bouvet in Paris

Festival Un weekend de lest in Paris

Fête du Graphisme in Paris

National Theater in Warsaw

Juliusz Słowacki Theater in Kraków

Kraków Festival Office 

Polish Institute in Paris

Polish Institute in New Delhi

Polish Book Institute

Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

Narodowe Centrum Kultury

Gazeta Wyborcza



Tygodnik Powszechny

Architektura Murator

Krytyka Polityczna


Mister D. (Dorota Masłowska)

Andrzej Bargiel



Wydawnictwo Dwie Siostry

Tate Publishing 

Walker Books

Neal Porter/Roaring Brook Press

Moritz Verlag


Corraini Edizioni


Edition Grandes Persones

La Joie de Lire


Coco Books

Osnovy Publishing



2014 - till now - PhD student in Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

2009-2013 - Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw - Graphic Department (master’s degree with distinction in 2013)

2011 - visiting student in ESAG Penninghen in Paris

2011 - intern in Atelier Michel Bouvet in Paris



2015 - 2019 - Polish Japanese Academy of Technology in Warsaw, teaching (in English) in New Media Art Department in publishing design studio for MA and BA students, publishing for 2nd year students and painting and drawing for 1st year students. He collaborated with Academy of Fines Arts in Warsaw, Écoles de Condé in Paris,  PXL-MAD — School of Arts in Hasselt, BTK Hochschule für Gestaltung in Berlin, HKB Bern University of the Arts.

workshops for children:

From 2014 to 2016 he conducted 144 art and typography workshops for around 3000 children, parents and educators. Workshop took place in many different cultural, educational institutions and culture festivals in Poland, Germany, France, England, Austria, Italy, Spain, Russia and Macedonia. In 2016 he conducted series of workshops in Tate Modern Gallery, MACBA in Barcelona and Center of Modern Art in Warsaw. He cooperated with education foundation Kulturkind in Berlin, Festivaletteratura in Mantova, Transbook and cultural festivals in Poland. 


after work:

Running ultramarathons, rock climbing, alpinism and ski touring in Tatra Mountains and Alps. Mountaineering in Kaukasus in Georgia and Indian Himalayas.