Agnieszka Kotowska

Graphic designer. She creates visual identifications, typography and creative projects. A landscape architect by education and a graduate of postgraduate studies in Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. Currently a student of graphic design at the University of Arts in Poznań. She graduated from the Jagiellonian Typography Course and the Gdańsk “Art of Design”. She gained her experience in many companies and advertising agencies. at Tofu Studio. Currently, she runs her graphic studio: Typowy Kot. Her works are mainly based on lettering, with which she experiments a lot, both digital and analog. She is interested in typography, interactive solutions in branding and set design. Recently also animation and processing.
For her work with 3D printing and artisanal production of stage design elements for the “36 days of typography” project, she received a distinction in the competitions: Design of the Year STGU 2018/2019 in the Fresh Blood category,

and Polish Graphic Design Awards 2018, in the category of typefaces. Talent of Olsztyn 2017, in the category: graphic design.

For us, Agnieszka led typography animation workshops during Animaton – 24h marathon of creating animations!

Elżbieta Manuiło – Lesicka

Expert in the production and distribution of social video (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) and new multimedia (visual setting, 3D mapping), owner of Studio Manilov, SIT (Systematic Inventive Thinking) coach.

She creates advertising films for the Internet with female intuition. Supports and optimizes YouTube channels, runs the support group “Ogarnij YouTube”, creates online courses on social media. Her visual works have represented Poland at international festivals, e.g. Moscow, Amsterdam, London or Kassel. Privately, Elżbieta Manuiło is a Croatian woman in love with the Balkans.

For us, during Animaton – a 24-hour marathon of creating animations, presented her inspirations in the creative process and showed a subjective review of her favorite animators and led a video editing workshop.

Gary Garnowski

A graduate of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Visual artist – his main field of exploration is video, projection, light and movement. He performs regularly as a VJ, mixing his animations in real time with live music. He presented his skills at numerous concerts and events in Poland and abroad, e.g. at Open’er Festival, Mama Vilnius Jazz Festival, Jazz nad Odrą, Soundrive, Biedowo Music Festival. He feels best improvising, which he took from the jazzmen with whom he performs most often. He also works on commercial projects creating 3D mappings and large format projections, animations, motion design, and editing. He shares his experience as an assistant in the Art in Public Space studio at the Faculty of Painting and as a lecturer of the Generative Image Manipulation course at the Faculty of Intermedia in alma mater, as well as during workshops. During the Animaton – 24h animation marathon, he conducted workshops on the reuse of digital culture collections and on creating 3D visualizations.

Radek Deruba

Visual artist, live visualization performer, motion designer, producer, promoter, generative VJ and designer of interactive and spatial installations. A graduate of the University of Gdańsk and the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Winner of the WRO Media Art Biennale 2017 – Grand Prix as INFER, Grand Prix of the Videozone 2015 competition for the best VJ set. Finalist of the following festivals: Circle of Light Moscow, inSPIRACJE 2014, LPM 2013 Mexico, LPM 2013 Rome, Videozone 2012 and 2013, IN & OUT 2012 and Polish Design Awards 2022 as a member of Pushka Studio. Deruba presented his works at numerous concerts and individual exhibitions around the world, e.g. Centro Nacional de las Artes in Mexico, European Parliament, TVP KULTURA, Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, National Art Gallery in Sopot, Wro Art Center, Brancaleone in Rome, Royal Palace in Warsaw, Arsenał Municipal Gallery, Premiere of Audi Q8, Łaźnia Center for Contemporary Art Gdańsk, Znaki Czasu CSW Toruń, Polish Institute in Moscow or Loophole in Berlin. Co-organizer of the Interference Festival. Founder of the international VJ Battle competition at the Interference Festival. Co-coordinator of inPROGRESS 2020-2021 events. Visual resident: Music Design Form Festival at the Filharmonia im. Mieczysław Karłowicz in Szczecin 2017-2021, Audioriver Festival 2015-2022, Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival 2016-2017. Scholarship holder of the City of Gdańsk. Project coordinator, animator, visual arts and software workshop instructor. Co-initiator and coordinator of Share 2.0 and ZacieRGB visual rallies.

During the Animaton – 24h creation marathon, he acted as a mentor and consultant and made visualizations during the final show.

Jacek Nowak

A FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER BASED IN GDAŃSK, POLAND. My experience comes from 4 years of working with small and medium companies, graphics studios as well as individual clients. I currently work on my BA thesis on faculty of Graphic Design at Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology and work with my fellows in the EVC Design Studio.
Jacek led generative art workshops during Animaton – 24h marathon of animation creation.

Bartek Kosak

Motion designer and illustrator. He creates advertising animations, explainer videos and instructional videos.

During Animaton – 24h marathon of animation creation, Bartek led a workshop on creating music videos.