Visual Design, Illustration, Web + UI, Apparel Design
My Phone: +44 7511 728 198
My name is Martin Malacek, but I usually go by the moniker Maldo. I'm a London based visual & digital designer and illustrator with over 8 years of professional career in advertising agencies, digital agencies, graphic design studios and startups.
After finishing a master's degree in marketing and advertising, I quickly improved my creative skills and gained a lot of experience in top Slovak advertising agencies and design studios. I have had the opportunity to work for both small and big clients across various ATL/BTL projects in both digital and print with the best people in the field. Clients like: O2 Academy, Nike, Swarovski, Ted Baker, The Governors Ball NYC, Coca Cola, Ferrari, Heineken, Tatra Bank, Pohoda Music Festival, Birell/SABMiller, Mercedes, and many more.
I'm able to lead, teach, run workshops. I have good typographic and illustration skills, good time management, attention to detail, and lots of client work experience. As a freelancer I specialized mostly in creating original artwork through visual branding, lettering, apparel design and digital illustration.
My last employer was a successful event oriented tech-startup in central London where I was working for almost a year as a lead product designer. Redesigning company/product website, creating web content and illustration, working closely with marketing and sales team on each and every aspect of our brand, but also taking care of client work - bespoke branding of our product with clients brand assets.
In my spare time, I really enjoy traveling, running, attending various music venues, meetups, art events or inspirational talks. I love street-wear indie brands, tech and startup scene and social media. I also play basketball, take pictures with analog camera, enjoy good coffee and occasionally I also surf. As a small self-fulfilling side-project I co-founded an independent art & street-wear brand + creative community called Lemonaut which is slowly coming to life.
Lead Digital Designer
A successful event oriented tech-startup in central London where I was working for almost a year as a lead product designer. Redesigning company/product website, creating web content and illustration, working closely with marketing and sales team on each and every aspect of our brand, but also taking care of client work - bespoke branding of our product with clients brand assets. - - Clients: O2 Academy, Nike, Swarovski, Ted Baker, The Governors Ball NYC, Coca Cola, Ferrari, Heineken and many many more.
Mar 2015 — Dec 2015
Freelance Visual Designer and Illustrator
- Original artworks, Visual branding & Logo design, Lettering, Apparel design, Digital illustration, Art direction.
- Ideas, Concepts & Consulting
Jan 2014 — Mar 2015
Feb 2013 — Nov 2013
The best design studio in Slovakia with focus on bespoke editorial/print design, magazines, illustrative graphics and branding with high attention to detail. Working for many interesting clients and brands including one of the best european open-air music festivals in central europe - Pohoda. / Pohoda Facebook / Visuals: http://pohodaby.milk.sk/
Oct 2012 — Feb 2013
Creative Director, Ideamaker, Brand Designer
Crossline Advertising & Digital Agency. Working across both online and offline.
"We challenge everything. From how advertising is done to how technology is made."
M.A.D.E. BY VACULIK
Award-winning Media, Advertising, Digital and Events Agency.
Apr 2012 — Sep 2012
Internship & external collaboration. Responsible for creating web graphics (web design, landing pages, micro-sites). Zaraguza Bratislava and Zaraguza Prague are a new type of full service advertising agency focused on long-term communication with great media coverage. Facebook rated Zaraguza one of the ten best agencies in the world to use it the most creatively and awarded it the Silver Facebook Studio Award. Winners of Golden Drum, EUROBEST, PIAF, Festival of Media, EFFIE, FLE media awards, EFFIE Slovakia and many more.
Feb 2012 — Mar 2012
Graphic Designer & DTP Operator
Graphic studio & Digital printing studio. Responsible for designing various stationery & other print materials. Also responsible for Prepress / Finishing jobs & post-print work (cutting, scoring, binding, perforating). Experience with digital printer - Konica Minolta bizhub C5501.
Nov 2010 — Nov 2011
Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Faculty of Arts (5 y.)
Master's degree - Marketing Communication and Advertising
Comenius University in Bratislava - Centre for Continuing Education (CCE UK)
State exam, English Language
School of Design
Graphic Design Degree
- English (professional working proficiency)
- German (advanced)
- Slovak (native)
- Czech (fluent)
Tools & Gadgets
- Adobe Photoshop (proffesional)
- Adobe Illustrator (proffesional)
- Adobe InDesign (proffesional)
- Adobe AfterEffects (basics)
- Adobe Premiere (basics)
- Wacom Tablet
- Paper, Moleskine
- Pencils, Markers, Pens & Brushes
- Endless Imagination
Skills & Focus
- Illustration - Classic & Digital / Bitmap & Vector
- Graphic Design
- UI + Webdesign
- Visual Branding, Logo design, Corporate Identity
- Print Design - DTP / Preparing and Exporting, Finishing.
- Drawing and Sketching Ideas
- Apparel Design
- Idea Making, Planning, Organizing
Activities & Passions
- Art, Design & Fashion
- Analog Photography
- Everything Space Related
- Indie Clothing Brands / Streetwear
- Meetups & Talks
- Live Music Venues
- Being Creative all the time