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Welcome to my portfolio.

Hello,

I'm Karolina.

WORK

Creative designer and project manager with 10 years of experience in digital design, UI/UX, communications and marketing.

I’m proud of making things better and making things happen. I’m driven and resourceful. 

Check out my CV for more information about my work experience and education.

PLAY

I love art, design, digital technologies and all the sparks in between. 

Photography is more than a hobby for me – it’s how I explore and notice what many overlook.

Getting my hands busy drawing, painting, seaweed pressing, and embroidering is how I spend some of my free time.  Have a look at my arty alter ego, Anulka.

REST

Water is my happy place. I swim all year round, enjoy stand-up paddle boarding (occasionally working for Discover SUP) and recently started learning to sail at Howth Yacht Club.

Spending time out in nature is where I rest the most. The weather – the clouds, the light and the drama in the skies – holds my constant fascination. So is marine wildlife – I have a soft spot for jellyfish, seagulls, and rockpool creatures.

Here are some of my projects.

MOBILE APPS

Outside

Client: National Sculpture Factory, Cork
Sculpture trail
Graphic design | UI/UX

Visual design for the OUTSIDE – an augmented reality sculpture trail for Cork City. The design was inspired by the National Sculpture Factory’s logo and the exterior of their iconic building. 

Pomeroy Forest trail

Client: Mid Ulster District Council
Forest trail
Graphic design | UI/UX

Design for UI/UX and visual identity of the Pomeroy Forest trail app, including watercolour-style illustrations. The design links to the physical location by using images of the wooden sculptures from the trail’s stops.

Céide Fields

Client: Céide Fields Visitor Centre, County Mayo
Audio tour
UI/UX

UI/UX design for the Céide Fields mobile app (audio tour). The design was based on the visitor centre’s new exhibition design, including fonts and colours.

Reimagine Remake Replay

Client: Ulster Museum, Belfast
Exhibition experience

UI/UX

Design for an augmented reality mobile app for an interactive exhibition, “Reimagine Remake Replay”. The visual design was based on the playful exhibition’s graphics. 

WEBSITE AND TOUCHSCREEN DESIGNS

Medical Museums

Client: Manon Parry, University of Amsterdam
Online learning

Graphic design | UI/UX

Design for an interactive learning resource accompanying academic publication (in progress) about artefacts in European medical museums. 

The Lower German Limes

Client: LVR-LandesMuseum, Bonn 
Exhibition website
Graphic design | UI/UX

Visual design and UI/UX for the Lower German Limes website and touchscreen as a part of an exhibition.

Medieval Remedies

Client: Dublinia, Dublin
Touchscreen interactive

Illustration | graphic design

Hand-drawn illustrations for a ‘Medieval Remedies’ touchscreen application for Dublinia. I also designed the book’s layout to match the physical exhibition where the touchscreen is located. 

FULL PROJECT DESIGN

MEMEX

Client: MEMEX
EU-funded project
Graphic design | UI/UX | video | photography

I designed and created a variety of communication materials for the MEMEX project: logo, branding, graphics, booklet (right), posters, flyers, social media templates, videos (right), UI/UX for an augmented reality app and printed panels for the project’s exhibitions in Paris and Lisbon (right).

Cross Culture

Clients: Trinity College Dublin, OPW, Allard Pierson Museum, Dublinia, Glasnevin Cemetery, Hunt Museum, Maastricht Museum, Butler Gallery
Digital product

UI/UX | graphic design | product design

Cross Culture is a Content Management System and platform for visual storytelling developed by Noho. I co-designed its UI/UX and managed its development and launch, including website (design, development, photography and video) and marketing.

ART AND FUN BITS

Nollaig shona

Client: Noho, Dublin
Christmas graphic

Graphic design

Designs for Noho’s Christmas communications  (social media and email marketing). It incorporates the company’s logo within the words ‘Nollaig shona’ (‘Happy Christmas’ in Irish) and “ho ho ho”.

Howth cards

Anulka
Greeting cards

Illustration | drawing

The Howth card collection features my original drawings of local landmarks: “Friendly Harbour Seal and Ireland’s Eye”, “Baily Lighthouse View, Howth Summit”, “Howth Harbour Lighthouse, 1817”, and “Martello Tower Sutton, 1804”. 

Flock

Anulka
Wall art

Watercolour paintings and fine art prints

“Flock” is a collection of watercolour paintings of Irish coastal birds. I meticulously studied the birds in order to capture their incredible details and beauty. 

Seaweed pressings

Anulka
Wall art

Seaweed pressings on paper

The Hidden Seaweed Garden is a unique collection of framed seaweed pressings from around Ireland’s coastline. Each seaweed specimen is carefully collected (not harvested) and pressed by hand on high-quality paper. It includes a handwritten note including English and Latin specimen names and their collection location/date.

Triptychs

Karolinabadz
Visual diary

Photography

I started this personal photography project on Instagram almost ten years ago. I find inspiration everywhere and love it when the subjects, colours and patterns come together in threes.

All my Instagram photos are taken on an iPhone camera only – from the iPhone 4S in 2011 to the iPhone 15Pro nowadays.

Have a look here.

Discover SUP

Discover SUP
Social media content
Photography | video

Social media content for Discover SUP, e.g., Instagram reels and photography showcasing stand-up paddle boarding experiences and events.

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