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We  are  constantly searching for stories worth telling. We  assemble the  best talent under one roof to do what we  are known for— animation.

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We  strongly believe that working on  a  project and designing a character is like meeting another person — at  first there’s the impression, then the revelation of little details: the way they move, their attitudes and expressions, etc., until finally you perceive the world through the characters’  eyes.

We have the ability to move the image masterfully, leaving an unforgettable impression.

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Team

Alicja GapińskaAlicja Gapińska

Alicja Gapińska

Art Director, Illustrator

Alicja Gapińska

Alicja Gapińska

Lady with a Stylus. Yesterday – devoted to GameDev, today – Studio Pigeon’s main illustrator, tomorrow – Art Developer. She always looks for a style first and then – as she used to say herself – the project just rolls with it. She may appear calm and polite but don’t be fooled. This girl can easily show who’s in charge here when it comes to defending creative concept. After work, in the peace of her own place, she finally has the time to… draw a little bit.

    Aurelia PachołekAurelia Pachołek

    Aurelia Pachołek

    Motion Designer

    Aurelia Pachołek

    Aurelia Pachołek

    Five years studying Graphic Design on Academy of Fine Arts has given her a ticket to Studio Pigeon. Today, as one of our animators, she has After Effects as her friend and ally. Her main mottos are: inspiration is everywhere, comic books are life and small-talk in the kitchen can make you go a long way. Music freak and coffee addict. In the meantime she ponders about… ferrets. Watching films and strumming acoustic guitar helps her achieve peace of mind.

      Bartek PałackiBartek Pałacki

      Bartek Pałacki

      Copywriter

      Bartek Pałacki

      Bartek Pałacki

      Colorful mascot of our creation team, and a junior copywriter on Pigeon’s board. He gained experience in one of local advertising agencies as a content manager, where he was working on a development of social media communication for big brands. Journalism and social communication studies helped him to establish both his style as a writer, as well as the position of a man with an accurate repartee. After hours Bartek likes to reach for fantasy books and computer games. It happens that He perks his head up, but only to observe the wonders of the Universe. His leisure time can be easily partitioned between watching RuPaul's Drag Race and killing dragons with a ball of fire and a sword - although usually, Bartek kills everyone with his laugh.

        Błażej PieczonkaBłażej Pieczonka

        Błażej Pieczonka

        Motion Designer

        Błażej Pieczonka

        Błażej Pieczonka

        Co-founder of the Studio and one-man band that animates, edits, provides Arabic translations and stays in touch with our clients. Meanwhile – Adobe After Effects evangelist, former freelancer. Always concerned about the clients’ needs, he arranges every single puzzle carefully, so that every project lives long and prospers. When not completing every previously mentioned task, Błażej scours Vimeo in search for inspiration, new solutions and latest trends. He’s not capable of boredom – as admitted by himself, it must be some kind of ADHD. His quirks: traveling, blogging, driving Land Rover. Evening time is perfect for escaping out of the city and the night is perfect for reading. Reading books about traveling that is.

          Dominik BartosikDominik Bartosik

          Dominik Bartosik

          Animator

          Dominik Bartosik

          Dominik Bartosik

          Started as our animation greenhorn, learning everything from the very basic level. Previously focusing more on graphic and web design, while studying at AGH – the most righteous tech university in Poland. Heavy ToonBoom and After Effects user. Ideas usually haunt him at 3 AM, just before the bed time. To save them from oblivion, trusted chalkboard comes to the rescue. Before animating a character, he likes to feel himself in – often by wriggling back and forth and hand flapping. Nobody in office calls him by his name. In his relaxation mode he plays Glenn Miller on vinyl and cooks. Instagram’s #foodporn is not going to update itself!

            Dorota SokółDorota Sokół

            Dorota Sokół

            Project Manager

            Dorota Sokół

            Dorota Sokół

            Member of project management squad that takes care of animated series created at Studio Pigeon. Graduating from National Film School in Łódź enabled her to pursue career in film production. She gained experience in New Amsterdam, while working on multimedia exhibitions in II World War museum and Energy Science Centre. What Dorota loves most is working with talented people and she gets psyched the most by projects that change the world. After hours she dives into books, films or music. If not reading Stanisław Lem’s novels, she gets devoted to her two remaining passions - bike riding or avocado munching. In alternative universe, she’s an astronaut and orbits somewhere in the outer space.

              Emilia JendrichovskaEmilia Jendrichovska

              Emilia Jendrichovska

              Business Coordinator

              Emilia Jendrichovska

              Emilia Jendrichovska

              Excel master, invoice tytanide, Board’s right-hand. Her knowledge of accounting and finances helps her deal with charts, holiday leaves and office supply orders. She’s enthusiastic about scandinavian culture, Rossini, mountain trips and good coffee. Very devoted to work and her two children but as soon as she finds some time off, she spends it either reading pile of books or watching some good TV series. All she needs to be fully happy, is an aquarium with exotic fish.

                Ewa CiałowiczEwa Ciałowicz

                Ewa Ciałowicz

                Illustrator

                Ewa Ciałowicz

                Ewa Ciałowicz

                Graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, where she gained background in narrative figure. Now - animation illustrator for Studio Pigeon. Her greatest inspiration is… caffeine – loud music and gallon of coffee are two important compounds of effective work. At work – surrounded by fun and colourful doodles, but after hours this lady is drawing skulls & bones in the peace of her home. When this dark secret comes out, it makes everybody feel awkward, and makes Ewa feel satisfied. Her main goal in life is to fill every blank space with comic drawing. She’s halfway there.

                  Ewa SkowronEwa Skowron

                  Ewa Skowron

                  Illustrator

                  Ewa Skowron

                  Ewa Skowron

                  Always happy and cheerful. She commenced her career as an illustrator for Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure games. Her ideas pop up in the most random moments ever but no matter where it comes from - the outcome is always going to be perfect. Grupa Smacznego – animation studio in Gdańsk – taught her teamwork and she started to make use of that experience here, as she flew to the Pigeon nest driven by nostalgia for her native Cracow. In the meantime she’s into sewing and being top chef. Her baking is well known as a remedy for autumn and winter blues. Her specialty? Chocolate brownie and lemon muffins. Yum!

                    Filip WołowskiFilip Wołowski

                    Filip Wołowski

                    Business Development Director

                    Filip Wołowski

                    Filip Wołowski

                    His Client Service experience could drive it’s own car. For 18 years, he’s been looking after every project with the highest care. Maybe because of that, working for 10 different advertising entities in Warsaw has payed off in many awards, such as Brown Lion in Cannes. He flew to Studio Pigeon in search for new challenges, even though he lives pretty challenging life already. After hours he finds fulfillment as a triathlonist, Spanish wines’ enthusiast and a father of three. In business, he fathers Błażej from Studio.

                      Gosia KucharskaGosia Kucharska

                      Gosia Kucharska

                      Account Director

                      Gosia Kucharska

                      Gosia Kucharska

                      Nominated to open Studio’s office in Warsaw. Responsible for advertising projects and client service. No stranger to film production and marketing management – as an example: she ran crowdsourcing projects in MilionYou. After living in Spain, England and Cracow, Gosia fell in love with Warsaw and doesn’t feel like moving again any time soon. Her personal goal is to change perception of Account Managers – they can be creative too! Thanks to completed Audience Design workshops, she’s involved in managing audience for european films. After work she can be found in dark cinema rooms or home, where she dives into various reportages.

                        Joanna BernatJoanna Bernat

                        Joanna Bernat

                        Illustator, Art Director

                        Joanna Bernat

                        Joanna Bernat

                        A freelancer for over a decade. With a background in graphic design, she easily became the master of explainer videos in Studio Pigeon. Her skilled hand is in charge of Studio’s CI, offers, and booklets. She’s everybody’s friend - including our postman’s! She managed to combine two of her beloved branches, illustration, and graphic design, while working on apps and games. What inspires her most? Slavic culture and mythology, as well as every piece of folk art and crafts. She loves domesticated animals, especially hens. Her drug of choice: watching The Moons regularly.

                          Joanna DudońJoanna Dudoń

                          Joanna Dudoń

                          Illustrator

                          Joanna Dudoń

                          Joanna Dudoń

                          Member of Pigeon Studio from the very beginning. Illustrator and co-founder of Tutu Lab – creative force for special assignments and apps for children. In last two years, she created two well received iOS releases: Foodo Kitchen and Foodo World. She not only draws beautiful illustrations in Photoshop but also prepares them for animators. Her inspiration? Animals. Mostly.

                            Kaśka KlasKaśka Klas

                            Kaśka Klas

                            Illustrator

                            Kaśka Klas

                            Kaśka Klas

                            Walls of her childhood home were constantly covered in her doodles. Luckily, she discovered paper and soon it was the main medium for her illustrations. Soon the time has come for industrial revolution: set of tablet and Photoshop became the true revelation. As she became more skilled with this tools, there was no other way of living than studying at Cracow’s Academy of Fine Arts. At Studio Pigeon she’s in charge of storyboards and illustrations for explainer videos. She’s her own inspiration – her mind itself is the best art critic. She memorises songs from musicals, so that later she can sing them at loud at work.

                              Klaudia RobatKlaudia Robat

                              Klaudia Robat

                              Illustrator, Animator

                              Klaudia Robat

                              Klaudia Robat

                              Her life before Studio Pigeon is like a blank page to her. Probably she studied animation at University of Fine Arts in Poznań. As an illustrator and ToonBoom character animator, Klaudia has only one rule – simplicity is the key. She is mostly influenced by modern steelworks, anime and David O’Reilly. After hours, she’s into gaming, drawing and internet debates. Known to the world as Javvie – cute little red worm.

                                Magdalena CzaickaMagdalena Czaicka

                                Magdalena Czaicka

                                Project Manager

                                Magdalena Czaicka

                                Magdalena Czaicka

                                Project Terminator – liaison officer, connecting our clients and the rest of the team. In charge of deadlines, formalities and workflow. Living definition of multitasking. Co-creating office structure from the very beginning. Before that, she nearly became: sociologist, radio speaker and polyglot. After work she makes flower coronets, grows herbs, rides her bike and masters losing at board games. Favourite foods? Eggplants and sun dried tomatoes. Office dealer – her secret liqueurs are legendary as they cure every sickness.

                                  Magda SmoterMagda Smoter

                                  Magda Smoter

                                  Head of Production

                                  Magda Smoter

                                  Magda Smoter

                                  You can't see her, but you surely will hear her. Head of Production in Studio, but in reality more like its neck. In charge of schedules, and if you wake her up in the middle of the night, she can easily list all deadlines and correct every coma. Such responsible tasks are the reason that after work she prefers soft sounds of opera or musicals or even blunt silence. Well, unless she breaks it with her contagious laugh.

                                    Maria PawlikowskaMaria Pawlikowska

                                    Maria Pawlikowska

                                    Copywriter

                                    Maria Pawlikowska

                                    Maria Pawlikowska

                                    Film is both her university major, as well as great passion. Her heart also is filled with Italian culture and… cats! In Cracow’s advertising industry since 2011. She gained experience in copywriting and social media by working at VML Poland (former Pride and Glory Interactive). Managing Facebook and Twitter profiles for greatest polish and global brands quickly became her main field. To this day Facebook profile “Kot Dnia” gives her nothing but joy. Maria is the main gear when it comes to creative brainstorm for various advertising solutions. If in need of engaging script – she’s your gal.

                                      Marta SzudygaMarta Szudyga

                                      Marta Szudyga

                                      Illustrator

                                      Marta Szudyga

                                      Marta Szudyga

                                      Art commando, silent but deadly, with a licence to draw ANYTHING. As a freelancer for a few years she worked with publishing houses such as Ładne Halo, WSiP, Egmont and GWO – you really should see those cute illustrations for children’s books. Insufficient amount of coffee is the only reason she hasn’t taken over the world yet. If she had to pick one illustrator that inspires her most (Sophie’s choice by the way), it would be Kevin Dart.

                                        Martyna OrlikMartyna Orlik

                                        Martyna Orlik

                                        Project & Traffic Manager

                                        Martyna Orlik

                                        Martyna Orlik

                                        As a Project Manager she’s driven by perfectionism in every task she’s engaged in. She schedules every part of the project so that everything is oiled and efficient. Former revisor and marketing manager at various Cracow restaurants. Officially known as the very first Pigeon of the Week. She devoted her free time to watching films, buying CDs and complaining about not having what to wear. Cooking? Not so much. You can always spot her laugh, even from few kilometres.

                                          Mateusz KowalczykMateusz Kowalczyk

                                          Mateusz Kowalczyk

                                          CEO & Producer

                                          Mateusz Kowalczyk

                                          Mateusz Kowalczyk

                                          CEO and co-founder of the Studio – responsible for crucial projects. As the sailors might say, he sails the ship smoothly, safe from the icebergs. Previously briefly associated with advertising and film industry – since 2012 devoted to the Studio Pigeon and its development. His life motto is “Get things movin’ ” – constant personal development and getting better every single day. What inspires him most are people he works with and somehow managed to gather together. His greatest challenge is to learn to get up earlier and get to sleep later AND… to learn rigging. He devours favourite books like doughnuts. His favourite words are: render, fuck-up, and of course, PIGEON.

                                            Paweł HersztowskiPaweł Hersztowski

                                            Paweł Hersztowski

                                            Board Advisor

                                            Paweł Hersztowski

                                            Paweł Hersztowski

                                            Experienced businessman and creative strategist. Leadership and imagination – those are his crucial puzzles for effective development of IT and digital media companies. Head of IT company HIDDENDATA. Founder and co-owner of PIGEON GROUP. His personal mission is to find talented people and enable them to grow and cooperate – that helps them to create extraordinary things within structures managed by Paweł. He also motivates and oversees team. Previously in charge of IT and visual projects for many global brands, such as Saudi Aramco, FOX Networks, Intel, Microsoft, Adobe, Autodesk or Bayer. In the meantime, he is most likely to be found in the kitchen or his garage. As he admits himself, his car has cosmetics than him.

                                              Piotrek RóżyckiPiotrek Różycki

                                              Piotrek Różycki

                                              Illustrator

                                              Piotrek Różycki

                                              Piotrek Różycki

                                              In charge of illustrations, storyboards and animatics. Now working on animated series Hug Me. Before he was trapped in pigeon form, his life consisted of freelance graphic design, altar and sculpture renewal and renovation of paintings in orthodox churches. Before creating a storyboard, he reads the script very carefully and the frames, scenery and character motion just pop right up. At home busy with taming dangerous beast – Bobek the dog. He has still a lot of work with that, as well as with his own animated film.

                                                Rafał BlecharzRafał Blecharz

                                                Rafał Blecharz

                                                Motion Designer

                                                Rafał Blecharz

                                                Rafał Blecharz

                                                Motion designer and character animator, fluent in After Effects, Toon Boom and Photoshop. More interested in gaining knowledge about animation software, than his philosophy background. He works fast, sticks to the plan, remembers about deadlines. His best ideas appear while he’s at work. He likes to tell stories in cinematic manner. Literature and design freak by day, Fifa pro by night.

                                                  Robert KalfasRobert Kalfas

                                                  Robert Kalfas

                                                  Animator

                                                  Robert Kalfas

                                                  Robert Kalfas

                                                  His passion for animation started a few years ago as he edited various videos. Later on, he discovered motion design and video explainers. As for now, Robert brings to life characters using ToonBoom Harmony for animated series. He adores animation history and scans every known source to find articles on that topic. As a philosophy graduate, he attends many cultural events as often as possible. Books, comic books, gaming and cinema - these are his favourite hobbies.

                                                    Sławek WydraSławek Wydra

                                                    Sławek Wydra

                                                    Art Director

                                                    Sławek Wydra

                                                    Sławek Wydra

                                                    Art Director with a real calling. Academy of Fine Arts graduate, he acquired his title in Lithography Department. His experience in advertising helps him a lot, even though today he's more into animation. Always full of new ideas and always learning how not to waste the best ones. Sociable loner and outgoing introvert - it depends on a situation. Addicted to TV shows and movies, as well as video and board games.

                                                      TacoTaco

                                                      Taco

                                                      The Dog

                                                      Taco

                                                      Taco

                                                      Much geeky, very animated, wow. Many sleeps, no given damns, such many fluffe, wow! Work, good. Wow.

                                                        Tomek MiazgaTomek Miazga

                                                        Tomek Miazga

                                                        Art Director, Animator

                                                        Tomek Miazga

                                                        Tomek Miazga

                                                        Artist Director - he's into drawing, animating and supervising. He started out with drawing adult themed pictures for mobile games. He forsook this glorious activity for a position of graphic designer in advertising, even though he's always been better at animation. In search for new ideas, he binge-watches cartoons and films with not much actual content. After hours he tries to assemble antique motorcycle, not giving any attention to safety guidelines.