Monika Stachowiak is a visual communicator, with experience in illustration for animation and motion graphics, visual identity, packaging and press illustration.
She is also a prolific artist, with more than four years of professional experience as an illustrator in the creative industry. Over this time, she has grown and honed her skills in various styles and mediums. Monika works on illustrations for animation and social media projects, working with clients to determine their needs, developing storyboards for review and creating finished visual stories or products.
Monika holds a degree in Illustration (BA) from the University of Edinburgh, and HND in Visual Communication from North East Scotland College. Her work has been shortlisted and commended for various awards. During an internship at Whitespace Creative Agency she had the opportunity to work on various projects, one of which was nominated for the Scottish Design Awards 2020 in the ‘design craft’ category and the other at the NODS 2020 awards – in the ‘best craft’ category. She also received a YCN Student Awards 2019/20 for her illustration which created for the Camden Town Brewery brief. In addition, a design she created for Scotland's first 'baby box' was shortlisted for a competition organised by the V&A Museum of Design Dundee.
Monika had the opportunity to work with clients such as UNICEF, WHO, BBC, The National Galleries of Scotland, the NHS, NSPCC, Red Bull, Nestle, UCI Cycling World Championships and many more.