about.

My name is Monika Ciapala and I'm a freelance graphic and web designer based in the Midlands.

I've originated from Luton (Bedfordshire), where for a number of years I had a studio desk at Mill Yard Collective (now known as DoWrk). 

In 2013 I've graduated from University of Bedfordshire with a first class degree in BA (Hons) Graphic Design. Around same time the recession started to ease off, so instead of looking for a job I decided to carry on freelancing, which back then I've been doing for almost a year, and I love doing to this day.
Picture of me in Youthscape's workspace, at Bute Mills in Luton. Photo credit: Ben Hodson. 
experience.

I've been freelancing since 2012, and have worked with charities, education establishments, as well other creatives and professionals. I did some agency work along the way too (more details below).

agency.

Done work for: Twinings, Orange, Yodel, Asda, Heathrow, Morrisons, Travis Perkins, BaxterStorey (WSH), Biffa, The Original Factory Shop, Keyline, Vanderlande, Wickes, CCF, British Gas, and UEFA European Championship.

All projects were commissioned by Ingenious Ideas, as well as Cohn&Wolfe, YCN, and The Great Branding Company.
My current studio (working space) at the new home in the Midlands.
skills.

You name it, I've done it: posters, newspapers, brochures & leaflets; websites & web app design; high-spec photo cut outs; badge design and laser cutting, icon design; collage; degree shows, exhibitions, project management & collaborations; a bit of creative thinking & solutions too.

software.

Adobe CC: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Acrobat, and Brackets. MS Office: PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. Front-end development: Webflow.
My first studio (2012-2017) at Mill Yard Collective (now DoWrk Creative Co Working Space) on Bute Street in Luton.
publicity.

I'm published in a couple of books, some magazines + newspapers, and had my work exhibited in the UK (London, and Luton), and Italy (ar/ge kunst Galerie Museum inBolzano).

interests.

Traveling around the UK doing a lot of hiking, exploring and sightseeing; reading printed books instead of news outlets; handwriting letters instead of emails; and making collages from time to time, among other things.
You can see pages from my creative sketchbooks in the work section.
contact.

Head on to the contact page to get in touch with me. 

I'm not on any social media sites or apps to be followed or to follow back.