From publisher blurb:
My name is Karolina Szymkiewicz and I am a freelance surface designer and an illustrator. I am originally from Poland (Wrocław) and have lived in the UK since 2006. I graduated with a Masters in Illustration from Edinburgh College of Art in September 2011, for which I was awarded a distinction. Not long after this I moved to Leeds and set up my freelance practice as Karolful.
Building on the theme of my Masters, initially I continued to create realistic and figurative illustrations inspired by contemporary dance. This personal exploration resulted in numerous exhibitions on the subjects of the human body as a medium of expression. Alongside this my practice also diversified greatly, such that over the past seven years I’ve applied my skills to a wide range of commercial projects. These include working in character and graphic design, producing illustrations for games, stories, apparel, phone apps, logos, wedding invites and even album covers.
Running through all my work has always been a deep passion for drawing. I’m particularly experienced in working linearly and in traditional pencil, but these days I am also as comfortable drawing digitally. In fact, I especially enjoy getting finding creative ways to combine the two.