Although largely associated with the complementary role it serves to a text, illustration is a broad and important field of art. Whether simple, compact and straightforward or complex and elaborate in painting ideas or presenting products – not only can a good illustration help understand, learn or remember a given message, but it also elevates the text and captivates its beholders.
I specialize in various types of illustration. Among others, I have created pieces for press articles, presentations, events and animations. I work with miscellaneous techniques, both digital and traditional, using a computer and a tablet or a paintbrush and a fine liner.
In a nutshell, typesetting is arranging the composition of the text and illustration so that they form a clear and intelligible whole. The process involves selecting a suitable typeface, choosing the right shape and width of columns, adjusting the size of headlines and manipulating many other text elements and graphics to achieve a reader-friendly result.
The process of working on a text begins with me understanding its character so that the final publication is accessible to its target audience. Basing on that, and the resolutions made with my client, I create the layout of the publication. The text is then checked for mistakes by a proofreader. I remain in close cooperation with experienced editors who make sure the text is apprehensible and free from stylistic mistakes or typographical errors. After the corrections are implemented, I move on to refine the final version of the publication.
The very last step to typesetting is correctly preparing the digital file for print. As I remain in close cooperation with trusted print shops, I provide my clients with the finalized, high-quality product.
You will find them everywhere – up in the streets, down in the metro lines, in shops, manuals, magazines, apps and on various information boards. Infographics are as omnipresent as they are indispensable. It can be said that an infographic is a form of illustration, yet it has its own, specific principles. One of its main functions is presenting complex, complicated information in a concise and facile manner. With the use of simple associations, symbols and icons, infographics transform dry statistical data into an exciting journey to acquiring new knowledge.