Patrycja Podkościelny is a multi-disciplinary Polish artist who lives and works in her home countries city of Gdynia. She is not only an accomplished illustrator and graphic designer, but is also a typography lecturer. Through her fascination with type, Podkościelny is often inspired to create custom letters and icons to incorporate in her work. Her illustrations combine traditional and digital techniques to create beautifully composed and multi-layered images which predominantly utilise monochrome or sepia tinted palettes. Together with her creative partner, Patryk Hardziej, she runs ¬ Negation Studio, a small graphic design and illustration business with a focus on illustration, branding, logo design, visual communication and editorial graphics.
“Because I am a child of sea, I would say that my favourite and most inspiring place to be is the beach! I don’t like frying myself in the sun, but I constantly have sand in my shoes and there is no point in pouring it out. I am lucky to live 10 minutes away from a beach. Whenever I go through a stressful time, I buy an ice cream, sit on sand and look at the sea. When the beach is too crowded (which usually happens in summer time), I choose other places such as the torpedo assembly plant in Babie Doły (but this is quite a trip). If I don’t feel like going to the seaside (which happens rarely), I go for a walk in the forest – which is close by as well.” – Patrycja Podkościelny (Illustrate Yourself)