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PORTFOLIO MAJA MARKOWIAK
LIST OF PROJECTS
CURIOSITY IS THE WHOLE THING. IF YOU STAY CURIOUS, YOU’LL NEVER STAY STUCK. FRANK GEHRY
Devro CIMIE & IFFA
Moving Image Archive
Interface Showroom & Exhibition (2016 & 2017)
Whitelee Wind Farm
ABOUT ME ME I am confident, competent and imaginative interior designer with extensive experience of working on a variety of different projects. I have an excellent commercial approach to solving problems and a proven ability to generate fresh solutions for the renovation of internal spaces, including structural alterations. I am an ambitious, creative and dedicated design professional eager to gain experience in a new creative environment, and to that end I am looking for a new and challenging position that will make best use of my existing creative skills and experience and also further my personal and professional development. For the last 2 years I have been working with top clients such as the National Library of Scotland, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Zoo and Scottish Power, as well as with large worldwide companies like Devro & Interface. I have been designing visitor centres (Whitelee Wind Farm, Discovery Centre at Edinburgh Zoo), Interiors & Exhibition ( Moving Image Archive at Kelvin Hall, Wallace Monument) and Trade Stands & Showrooms (Interface for Clerkenwell Design Week, Devro for trade show at Frankfurt & China).
• Strong 3D modelling, visualization and computer illustrations • Excellent knowledge of Vectorworks, Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
• Good knowledge of AutoCad • Floor Planning • Experience running projects from initial concept to completion • Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously
• Good knowledge of construction detailing and material properties • Experience of Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment
As someone who is creative, technically minded and has great attention to detail, I can easily design, develop and deliver unique high-end results. I have strong 3D and visual skills, extensive knowledge of Vectorworks, Photoshop and InDesign. I also have good working knowledge of AutoCad and Illustrator.
EXHIBITION & INTERIOR DESIGN
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND
SCOTTISH POWER NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND
HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT SCOTLAND
NATIONAL WALLACE MONUMENT
DEVRO CIMIE & IFFA TRADE SHOW STANDS CHINA & FRANKFURT Devro is one of the world’s leading suppliers of collagen casings for food, used by customers in the production of a wide variety of sausages and other meat products. Exhibition stands for Devro for trade shows: CIMIE(China International meat industry) and IFFA (International trade fair for the meat industry, Frankfurt) • BESPOKE STAND
• LARGE GRAPHICS
• BESPOKE FURNITURE
• FURNITURE & FINISHES SPEC
• BESPOKE DISPLAY
3D & TECH DRAWING
3D & TECH DRAWING 10
DEVRO IFFA 12
MOVING IMAGE ARCHIVE KELVIN HALL, NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND From home movies to documentaries, industry to entertainment the National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive explores 100 years of Scotland’s history captured by amateur and professional film-makers. It is a space which engages visitors of all ages and backgrounds, whether students researching or families seeing what life was like when Granny was wee.
media (break out the Betamax and VHS) as well as an exhibition which introduces the Library’s full collection in Edinburgh.
The space - with the redeveloped Kelvin Hall in Glasgow - consists of an informal drop-in area (where visitors become acquainted with the archive through curated material), study areas with task seating (and access to the full archive), rentable rooms to view analogue
It’s especially great to have worked on a project that is continuing to get praise by the client and MIA staff themselves. First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, described the space as being “really, really amazing, much more than I expected”.
‘CURIOSITY CHESTS’ 15
DISPLAY & SEATING AREA
‘BOXES OF DELIGHT’ & PILLAR SEATS 16
DISPLAY & SEATING AREA
BOXES OF DELIGHT & PILLAR SEATS 18
INTERFACE SHOWROOM CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK 2017, LONDON Interface, Inc. is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial carpet tile and is setting the pace for development of modular carpet using materials and processes that take less from the environment. This year, with interface, I worked on display guidelines comprising a toolkit to satisfy both small private events to international trade shows, worldwide. It was sampled with a showroom showstopper for Clerkenwell Design week in London which showcased key clients and products within our ‘room set’ environments.
POD & THE ‘BUG’
‘POD’, ‘BUG’ & FREESTANDING UNIT
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INTERFACE EXHIBITION CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK 2016, LONDON Creating spaces in 3 different venues for 3 separate campaigns, all to be installed at the same time, and designed at speed, sounds a bit daunting. Especially when the spaces are for a client with the reputation of interface - the largest supplier of carpet tiles in the world. There were other questions to resolve. One campaign - describing interfaceâ€™s R&D work with collaborators - had great stories to tell but a huge amount of information to get across. The other, an overview of interfaceâ€™s long standing environmental policy, the exact opposite.
The third area, within the Clerkenwell showroom itself, was focused on product launch but also required a nod to the other 2 campaigns. We answered the problem by being calm, consistent, asking the right questions early on, and developing a robust strategy with long-term collaborators, Good Creative. We created a modular family kit (based on the tile sizes themselves) which we could pick from, changed the mood in the first two areas with lighting, and for added value, devised touring flight cases which blended seamlessly with interfaces commitment to be carbon neutral by 2020.
FREESTANDING INFO UNIT
SAMPLES & GRAPHICS 26
WHITELEE WIND FARM VISITOR CENTRE FOR SCOTTISH POWER An exhibition overhaul and redesign for Whitelee Wind Farm Visitor Centre. Whitelee is the largest on-shore wind farm in the UK and dominates the skyline looking south from Glasgow. We partnered with D8 to bring the space up to date with technology & visitor expectations.
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WIND TUNNEL (INTERACTIVE EQUIPMENT) VR STANDS ACTIVITY TABLE + CHAIRS SPEC DRESSING EXISTING EQUIPMENT WITH GRAPHICS FITTED STORAGE SPEC OF WALLS’ COLOUR & FLOOR FINISH
WIND TUNNEL, ACTIVITY TABLE & GRAPHICS 28
WIND TUNNEL, ACTIVITY TABLE & GRAPHICS
VR STAND, WIND TUNNEL & GRAPHICS 30
SCOTLAND’S HEROINES EXHIBITION PLINTH & VOTING STANDS FOR NATIONAL WALLACE MONUMENT Through their creativity and concern for others, and their selfless service, women have enriched society in Scotland – and in countries all around the world. They have surprised, delighted and inspired generation after generation with their determination, their fortitude and their spirit – the very values which William Wallace stood for. From a specially chosen shortlist of fourteen candidates – the first female figurehead will soon be added to the gallery in The Hall of Heroes.
FREESTANDING PLINTH & VOTING STAND
• GRAPHIC PANELS • VOTING & DONATION STANDS • FREESTANDING PLINTH WITH BIOS 32
FREESTANDING PLINTH & VOTING STAND
VOTING STAND DETAILS 34
GLASGOW WARRIORS SCOTSTOUN STADIUM , GLASGOW LIFE, GLASGOW Refurbishment of the cafe area to accommodate Glasgow Warriors events. • GRAPHIC PANELS • LARGE WALL VINYL • WALL & SERVERY CLADDING • RECEPTION DESK
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WHAT’S A ‘WEE BEASTIE’? WEE
(WI) SCOTTISH, INFORMAL ~ADJ. MEANING: SMALL; LITTLE
(BEE-STI) SCOTTISH, HUMOROUS ~NOUN. 1. SMALL ANIMAL 2. AN INSECT (INFORMAL)
EDINBURGH ZOO Wee Beasties exhibition is the biggest new attraction, for the smallest of animals. This year round, indoor exhibition is a home to a number of exciting species including reptiles, amphibians and insects. The new exhibition will be used to host educational sessions and even some live animal handling. • INTERPRETATION PANELS • INTERACTIVE PANEL “Wee Beasties is a fun and interactive exhibit that takes you on a conservation journey through the eyes of a keeper, educating visitors about the impact even the tiniest critters can have on their surrounding ecosystems and how important it is to conserve them.”
• LARGE SCALE VINYL WALLPAPERS • SIGNS
WALLPAPER, WALL VINYL & INTERPRETATION PANELS
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE
WE NEED WEE BEASTIES... You might think buzzing, flapping and wriggly creatures are pests but would you rather have...
The smallest of animals can have the biggest impact on our lives.
PARTULA SNAILS BREEDING CENTRE
A buzz round your picnic
Without invertebrates pollinating plants, we wouldn’t be able to grow crops for food.
Short, thin mane and visible ears
Long, thick mane which often covers ears
Male lions are distinguished by their manes, which they use to attract females
Choose your style Full and bouncy all over
A bit scruffy and thin on top
PHOTO POINT @EdinburghZoo
Long, dark and majestic
No food in your basket
Bushy tail tufts
Wriggling between your toes
Invertebrates provide nature’s recycling service - feeding on rotting matter and keeping soils healthy.
Smaller in Size
Mountains of dead plants and animals
Larger in size
Thin tail tufts
Dodgy hairstyles may come back in fashion but sadly, Barbary manes are a look of the past. Today, Barbary lions are extinct in the wild.
Providing pest control: some invertebrates naturally manage the population of others.
Uninvited house guests
An insect invasion!
So… do you still think they are pests?
Fold of skin runs along the length of belly
No fold of skin along the belly
Select a video to see how we are helping YES
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