Maja Blazejewska | Reasearch & Design


February 7, 2014  by admin

Proper Hospitality
Senior Designer: Feb 2017–Present Responsible for: conceptualizing, designing and overseeing the production of in-room as well as food & beverage collateral for San Francisco Proper and its 4 food outlets. A successful liaison between Kelly Wearstler, the interior designer of all Proper properties, and Proper Hospitality to ensure the highest quality of executions. Additionally responsible for the design of Proper’s website and close co-operation with its developers, all e-marketing and social media posts for the brand along with the design of business-to-business, investor materials and programming calendars. Finally responsible for signage in the hotel as well as hiring and overseeing freelance designers.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA
Senior Designer: Feb 2007–Feb 2016 Responsible for: conceptualizing, designing and overseeing production of exhibition graphics, museum signage, promotional videos, and marketing campaigns for print, street and web. Further responsible for designing of art catalogs, quarterly journals as well as store products. Finally responsible for mentoring junior designers and overseeing hired freelancers. Additional duties included creating a comprehensive identity system for LACMA in 2012 that comprised of print ads, web assets, street banners, museum signage for elevators and window vinyls, invitations, and campus screens that display LACMA’s information in motion.

Otis College of Art and Design, LA
Senior Lecturer: Sep 2007–Aug 2011 Duties included: teaching theory, senior seminar, art direction for advertisers, identity and systems design and typography.

Anhalt University in Dessau, Germany
Visiting Professor: Sep 2006–Feb 2007 Duties included: teaching an advanced graphic design class with focus on corporate identity.

Desgrippes Gobé, NYC
Freelance Designer: Summer of 2005 Duties included: creating an identity for a new sub-brand of American Eagle named Aerie.

Ogilve & Mather (BIG), NYC
Designer at Brand Integration Group (BIG): Oct 2000–May 2003 Duties included: working on brand identities, individual logo designs, packaging, advertising campaigns, point of purchase, corporate guidelines and editorial design. Also assisting internal photo-shoots, working on pitches as well as long term projects and presenting to clients. Clients included: Motorola, Kodak, American Express, Coca-Cola, Tiaa Cref, Jaguar, BP, Dove, Sprite and Maxwell House. (Work for Sprite was honored in 2003 by AIGA)

Sony Music Entertainment, NYC
Junior Art Director: Apr 2000–Oct 2000 Duties included: designing packaging and advertising for artists, point of purchase materials, DVD menus and web-sites as well as assisting in photoshoots.

California Institute of the Arts: Masters of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
School of Visual Arts: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design | Graduated with Honors

Typography, Branding, Research, System Design, Environmental Graphics, Pattern Making, Illustration both digital and handmade, Adobe Creative Suite, and great communication skills.

Language: Proficient in English and Polish. Basic in German.

References available upon request.