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Services

Art direction / Graphic design / Digital art & illustration
Design for music / Packaging / Publication design

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Valp is freelance digital artist, art director and graphic designer.

 
 

Maciej Hajnrich, also known as Valp has been making creative industry tremor with a mixture of breathtakingly intricate illustrations since 2007. Such is depth and detail of his complex images, he gives a viewer the chance to immerse themselves further and embark on an exploration journey into the world of vibrant and colourful tales. He doesn’t cease to surprise, excite and inspire whilst pushing the envelope.

Based in Polish town of Katowice, Maciej has now got international reach with portfolio bursting many weird and wonderful benchmark pieces for some of the biggest names in the world. He is, after all what he calls himself, a graphic illusionist.

— words by Radim Malinic

 
 

 

A few of my clients


 
 

TESTIMONIALS —

“It’s the attention to detail, the moodiness paired with color and the beautiful visual compositions that give Valp a distinctive, inspiring style.”
— Charis Webster, Photoshop Creative

"He is an extremely talented artist, who also has a great love for teaching others his craft. He has been such an integral part of the Digital-Tutors team."
— Cheyenne Stansberry, Digital-Tutors

"Characterised by bright colours and a vibrant energy, the creations of the self-styled ‘Graphic Illusionist’ are unlike anything his contemporaries are doing – and have featured on websites, album covers, TV adverts and even London buses." 
— Ruth Stokes, Wizz inflight magazine

"Valp gives a viewer the chance to immerse themselves further and embark on an exploration journey into the world of vibrant and colourful tales. He doesn’t cease to surprise, excite and inspire whilst pushing the envelope.

He has a passion for his chosen vocation – and what began as a hobby 15 years ago has grown into a fulfilling career. The self-taught artist takes his inspiration from the visuals in the world around him – from static to motion, ancient to contemporary – and uses a combination of photography manipulation and hand-drawn effects to make his ideas a reality." 
— Radim Malinic, BrandNu

 
 
 

Client List —

Record Labels and Festivals:
Earstorm/Big Beat Records
Echo Location Talent Agency
Epic Records
MTA Records
Rockfest Festival Finland
Sony Music Entertainment
Warner Bros. UK
Warner Bros. Poland
Weekend Music Festival

Aerocool & ThunderX3
Armada Skis
CD Project RED
Ceska Sporitelna
Copernicus Science Centre
ESPN The Magazine
Fondation Française des Jeux
Imagine Publishing
Kraft Foods Poland
Kompania Piwowarska
Midway Games
Netflix
Orlen
PGE
Unilever
WB Games
Western Digital
WWF UK
and others.

Selected publications —

Advanced Photoshop
Aktivist
Computer Arts Projects
der Bildbearbeiter
dpi magazine
Digital Arts
Photoshop Creative
Practical Photoshop Polska
Web Designer Magazine
Wizz Air Inflight Magazine

Books —

Los Logos 04, Die Gestalten

Adobe Master Class: Photoshop Inspiring Artwork and Tutorials by Established and Emerging Artists, Ibarionex Perello

Crossover Design Book, Cypi Press/NewWebPick

Design Elements: A graphic style manual, Timothy Samara, Rockport Publishing
Heibosha Dictionary of Today’s Design

Interviews —

Gadzetomania.pl (Polish)
Onet.pl "Jego portfolio robi wrażenie"  (Polish)
AdMonkey "O pracy graphic designera, procesie twórczym i inspiracjach" (Polish)
Pendulum's Immersion album cover creation
ColourSpaces interview
DesignTaxi front seat interview
Photoshop Creative interview
tuts+ interview

Talks —

Behance Portfolio Review 2014, Kraków, Poland