Studio Polak

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About Studio Polak
Studio Polak is an Amsterdam-based graphic design studio run, until now by me Dylan Polak 
(the founder).
Studio Polak is an overall graphic design studio, with special interest in Corporate Identity, Concept development,
Interactive Design, Typography and Pictogram & Icon Design.

Besides the commercial design work the studio is interested in doing good things like social awareness projects
and sustainability. In these projects
 the studio tries to communicate a contemporary topic in a artistic way, these
topics can differ from an imbalanced environment to global poverty. It is our aim to communicate these topics to a
wider audience. In doing so we hope to influence public opinion and make people aware of certain issues in our time.

Studio Polak is a small design studio that has a wide network of creative people, like motion designers, illustrators,
photographers, copy writers and developers we regularly collaborate with.

About the founder
Dylan Polak received his bachelor HBO degree for Graphic Design
and Typography at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in 2009.
He took a pre-study for artschool and received his bachelor
MBO degree at the Grafisch Lyceum Amsterdam in 2004.

Internship at Adept vormgeving during my education at the GLA (2003)
Internship at Me studio / Dawn during my education at the KABK (2008)
Studio-designer at Lamarque  (2004)
Graphic-designer at Fabrique (2010-2011)
Graphic-designer at Studio Polak (2007-now)

click here to see my full Linked In profile, where you can find
a list of my educational and professional background.

Recognitions

Finalist for a Dutch Design Award (1 of 3)
het suikerdepôt
Dutch Design Awards 2009
category corporate identity
made in collaboration with ME Studio

winner iF communication Design Award
Xwashier
International Forum award 2011
made in collaboration with Fabrique

Publications

-work published in ‘Bastardised’ book by ‘Bunch’ (made in bunch) UK 2008.
-work published in the 3D type book from Lawrence King publishers, London 2011.
-guest editor for O2 magazine, sustainable design platform & inspiration magazine, volume 17, Delft 2009.
-National newspaper De Telegraaf published an article about the the European Commission’s campaign
‘we are all in this together’ created by Ogilvy. The Image shown next to the article shows Dylan Polak
making the artwork for the campaign during the official kick-off, Amsterdam 3-4-2010.

Exhibitions
-The Plastic Domestic project was part of the Dutch Design Week 2009, at the (ICSE) Eindhoven.
-Trash is such a waste is now part of the office interior of design agency WK-ontwerpers in The Hague.
-The Plastic Domestic project was part of the symposium Overvloed (abundance). An event organized
by Happy Chaos at the classical decor of the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam (Amsterdam based Theatre).