Maja Blazejewska | Reasearch & Design

About Maja

August 23, 2010  by admin

Hi, I’m Maja, and I’m a graphic designer for print, web, space, and brand identity systems.

Currently I work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where I work with myriad departments, including exhibitions, curatorial, editorial, marketing, among others, to create unique and attention-grabbing graphics for both print and web. Within exhibition design, I aim to create imaginative and context specific graphics that live well in architectural spaces while staying within budget. Beyond the space of exhibitions, I create and implement LACMA’s signage, which then goes on buildings, into elevators, on street banners and digital screens, all to garner public interest for the museum. Since I love working with typography I also design LACMA’s various publications, from small members’ newsletters and journals to full grown art catalogues.

Overall, I’m interested in systems and identity. I’ve applied this focus to my work at Ogilvy & Mather in New York, where I worked in the Brand Integration Group to brand, market, and package projects. My clients included:
Motorola

BP

Sprite
Coca­-Cola

Dove

TIAA­-CREF

Jaguar
American Express
Maxwell House

Kodak

I have an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, where my thesis looked at a flexible identity system for a specific town.

In addition to my professional work, I’m also an educator—I’ve taught branding, theory, typography, and art direction at the Otis College of Art and Design.