Portfolio review is a very popular and attractive form of presenting our own work to specialists of a given field. The 4th International Festival of Design in Łódź – LDZIGN 2010 offers, for the first time in Poland, such an opportunity in pattern design. The event is directed to students and graduates of art schools and already established designers. Visual contact with professionals  in the field of designing, like curators, product managers, designers and producers, gives a chance to verify one’s skills, knowledge and ways of presentation of projects. The evaluations of the designers’ portfolios carried out by reviewers creates an opportunity to verify the ideas presented and may result in the implementation of the idea into a finished product, an exhibition proposition or a publication. Participants will be chosen on the basis of the applications submitted.


Please send filled out registration form, CV and portfolio not larger than 3MB to the following address: portfolio@lodzdesign.com between 1 July and 30 September 2010.

Works may also be sent on DVD/CD to Łódź Art Center – ul. Tymienieckiego 3, 90-365 Łódź.

NOTE: please name the files with your full name – e.g. Kowalska_Anna_CV.pdf (doc, docx), Kowalska_Anna_portfolio.pdf, Kowalska_Anna_formularz.doc.

By 5th October at the latest, we will announce the names of those who qualified on www.lodzdesign.com.


Every person taking part in the review will meet 5 experts of his/her choice. A single session with each reviewer lasts 30 minutes. Information provided in the biographies of the reviewers will help you choose the one whose activity corresponds to your interests and needs. Registration to meet a particular reviewer can be done online, and note that the earlier you register the better. The reviews will last from 10 am till 5 pm and there will be a break for half an hour.

Janusz Kaniewski – designer
Ryszard Balcerkiewicz – CEO of Noti, founder of Balma
Grzegorz Piątek – architecture critic
Tomek Rygalik – designer
Oskar Zięta – designer
Michał Warda – design historian, critic, graphics & branding consultant
Hans Maier-Aichen – founder of design label Authentics
Małgorzata Szczepańska – editor-in-chief of ELLE Decoration, journalist
Ake Rudolf -DMY Berlin
Łukasz Dragas – Magazyn Praga

The organizers are not accountable for any reviewer’s absence but in such a case, they are obligated to provide their replacement.