Ada Zielińska used to feel afraid to put her work online.
“Like many at the beginning, I was afraid of the opinion of others,” she recalls. Zielińska, 25, is a designer who lives and works in Gdynia on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea. The port city has rapidly become a center for art and industry in Poland.
“At first, I couldn’t find my style,” she says. After working in isolation for years, Zielińska started to upload her work to the Internet: marvelous posters, illustrations, and album covers that recall the golden age of science fiction. Her art skilfully employs today’s digital technologies in replicating yesterday’s techniques, like screen printing.
Today, Zielińska’s work hangs in Poland’s finest galleries, like the Municipal Gallery bwa in Bydgoszcz. She has also worked with the Institute of Design in Kielce, the Laznia Center for Contemporary Art, and the Gdynia Design Center. It was as soon as she lost the fear that her career rocketed.
“I think it’s a question of time, maturity, and self-confidence,” she says.