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Joanna Gniady is an illustrator based in Wroclaw, Poland. She works with a diverse range of international clients, creating illustrations for editorial, publishing, culture or advertising. 

Having over ten years of experience, Jo has worked with Opéra National de Paris, The Guardian, The Telegraph, IKEA and ELLE, amongst many others.

She's a member of the Association of Graphic Designers (STGU) - an organization that brings together the best graphic designers in Poland. Her work has received a significant recognition from The AOI (shortlisted in the World Illustration Awards 2017) and 3x3 International Illustration Awards, Professional Show (Merit Winner 2015). She was also chosen as one of 30 Creatives of Wroclaw 2018 - a prize that honours the most go-ahead people of the city.

Joanna is represented in France by Creasenso and in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by Zwei Agenten.

Jo has a thing about Italian sculptures, vintage kimonos, India ink and flamboyant moustaches. Fin de siècle imagery, silver shoes, stargazer lilies and polka dots. Museums, Fleurs du Mal, big dreams, small obsessions and, well, making lists.


RECENT EXHIBITIONS

  • Paolo Fresu – Around Tŭk / group / Anteo Palazzo del Cinema / Milano, Italy / 2020
  • La lotta è FICA / group / Via Indipendienza / Bologna, Italy / 2020
  • Label Magazine X Bauhaus / group / Łódź Design Festival; PURO Hotels in Poland; Gallery of the Polish Institute in Vienna / 2019
  • Lasso i tusz / solo / Galeria TDK / Tarnobrzeg, Poland / 2018
  • Elektryzujmy / solo / Galeria Zamostek / Opole, Poland / 2018
  • Wstawa Multimedialna STGU / group / Galeria "Na strychu" / Szczecin, Poland / 2018
  • Cross the b/order. Ilustracja bez granic / group / Gdynia Design Days / Gdynia, Poland / 2018
  • Noworoczne Postanowienia / group / BWA Dizajn / Wrocław, Poland / 2018
  • 26. Wystawa Wrocławskiej Grafiki Użytkowej / group / Recepcja / Wrocław, Poland / 2018
  • Uwikłani w tekst. Ilustracja prasowa / group / Galeria Biała / Lublin, Poland / 2018
  • Oko Cyklonu / solo / Idea Place / Wrocław, Poland / 2017
  • Cross the b/order. Ilustracja bez granic / group / BWA Zielona Góra / Zielona Góra, Poland / 2017
  • Placki na papierze / group / Firlej / Wrocław, Poland / 2017
  • Across Europe with best fashion illustration / group / Złote Tarasy / Warsaw, Poland / 2017
  • 25. Wystawa Wrocławskiej Grafiki Użytkowej / group / Wrocław, Poland / 2016

SELECTED CLIENTS

  • Opéra National de Paris
  • IKEA
  • The Guardian
  • Review / The Guardian
  • The Telegraph
  • Der Spiegel
  • Variety Magazine
  • L'Obs
  • Les Inrocks
  • Leo Burnett Canada
  • Landor Associates Paris
  • ARTE
  • Alliance Française
  • Inditex
  • ELLE Italia
  • ELLE France
  • L'Officiel Italia
  • iO Donna
  • Psychologies France
  • Psychologies Netherlands
  • Psychologies Russia
  • Glamour
  • Télérama
  • Marie France
  • Santé
  • Popshot Magazine
  • SHOP Magazine
  • XXI Magazine
  • Brigitte Magazin
  • Freundin
  • Laviva Magazin
  • Psychologie Heute
  • Psychologie und Leben
  • STIL Magazine
  • Wysokie Obcasy
  • Wysokie Obcasy Extra
  • LABEL Magazine
  • Twój Styl
  • Zwierciadło
  • Charaktery
  • Ruch Muzyczny
  • Element Talks
  • Éditions Eyrolles
  • Éditions 10|18
  • Ediciones Era
  • Payot et Rivages
  • Arpa Editores
  • Rizzoli
  • Kein & Aber Verlag
  • Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne
  • Wydawnictwo Wytwórnia
  • Wydawnictwo Ossolineum
  • Wydział Kultury Urzedu Miasta we Wrocławiu
  • Instytut Kultury Miejskiej - Gdańsk
  • Narodowe Centrum Polskiej Piosenki w Opolu
  • Centrum Kultury w Lublinie
  • Do Dizajnu
  • Wirtualna Polska
  • Soulcycle
  • Škoda
  • Grohe
  • Banque Privée 1818
  • Crédit Agricole
  • Citibank
  • Working not Working
  • Browar Cześć Brat
  • Mademoiselle Karen
  • HURT
  • Czesław Śpiewa
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THE STUDIO

Place where I work, meet friends, sleep on the desk and work even more.

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WORK PROCESS

 Everything starts on a blank sheet. Sketching helps me think and my hands like to get dirty. But the ideas I show my clients are usually advanced and colourful. I'm not a work-in-progress-type-of-person.
 


THE PARK

This park is located five minutes from my studio. And it's one of the most magical places in Wroclaw. This is where my merry inspiration goes around.

 

THE BEAST

Like in every self-respecting studio, we have a pet. It's not a dog, it's not a seal. It's a panther. I'll tell you the secret. It creates 90% of my illustrations. But please, don't let the cat out of the bag.
 

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Photos by Natalia & Ernest Dec / www.piqsell.pl
 

Get in touch!

EMAIL
jo@joannagniady.com

PHONE
+48 503 557 580

STUDIO
Pilsudskiego 74/307
50-020 Wroclaw, Poland

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