Jan Bajtlik (born 1989) freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Warsaw. He is lecturer in New Media Art Department in Polish Japanese Academy of Technology in Warsaw. From 2014 to 2016 he conducted 147 art and typography workshops for children and educators in many different countries in Europe. He is rock climber and alpinist.
Currently working for:
Wydawnictwo Dwie Siostry (Two Sisters Publishing, Warsaw) - book design
Polish Japanese Academy of Technology in Warsaw - teaching (in English) in New Media Art Department
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
2011 - 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:
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 145) group exhibition:
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 - Toyama Poster Triennal, 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 - International Poster Biennial 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
2011 - “Design for Freedom - Freedom in Graphic Design in Poland 1981 -2011”, Claska The 8th Gallery, Tokyo
2011 - Toyama Poster Triennal, Japan
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
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
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
Edition Grandes Persones
La Joie de Lire
The New York Times
Atelier Maciej Fiszer in Paris
Atelier Michel Bouvet in Paris
Festival Un weekend de lest in Paris
Fête du Graphisme in Paris
Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
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
Narodowe Centrum Kultury
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 - till now - 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. I collaborate 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 I 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, Italy, Spain, Russia and Macedonia. In 2016 I conducted series of workshops in Tate Modern Gallery, MACBA in Barcelona and Center of Modern Art in Warsaw. I cooperates with education foundation Kulturkind in Berlin, Festivaletteratura in Mantova, Transbook and cultural festivals in Poland.
Selected to Transbook international programme for children book designers and illustrators.
Working as an assistant with Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya in Misteria Paschalia Festival in Kraków in 2012 and 2013.
Rock climbing, alpinism and ski touring in Tatra Mountains and Alps. Mountaineering in Kaukasus in Georgia and Indian Himalayas.