May 18, 2018

Schneider's TV Spots

bacon sizzling

Check out our Schneider's commercials for bacon, sausages, and dry cured meats!

Apr 30, 2018

Cigarette Tree Resurfaces Again

My cigarette tree sculpture art was recently published in Momentum, a publication for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Feb 10, 2018


Wask boxes
So all of my small Wask products will be packaged in these small white slide boxes for now. I like how simple the packaging is! I do have to buy new label stickers each time I make a new item for the boxes, but over time I'll probably find the best sticker source for that!

Dec 21, 2017

Wask Studio - Hug Me Binder Clips

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Introducing "Hug Me" binder clips.
These binder clips, with their reaching arms, are perfect for people whose papers need some consolation.

$10 at waskstudio.com

Merry Xmas From Wask Studio.

rudolph safety pin
Wask is celebrating xmas with safety pins!
Buy our "Rudolph & Friends" safety pins.

$10 at waskstudio.com

Dec 19, 2017

Wask Studio - 1-Time Use Erasers

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Introducing "1-Time Use" erasers.
Classic pink eraser shape, but super miniature! Comes with 40 pieces. For the minimalist in you.

$10 at waskstudio.com

Wask Studio - Unbreak My Heart Paper Clips

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Introducing "Unbreak My Heart" paper clips.
These paper clips are heartbroken but turn into a complete heart once you use them on some paper.

$10 at waskstudio.com

Nov 28, 2017

New Brand - Wask Studio

Wask Studio

Hey guys! I'm launching my new brand now - Wask Studio.

Probably all of my future products will be sold through here. :)

Follow through:
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Nov 20, 2017

Product design: recap + new beginnings!

My first products
Hey guys I wanted to make a little blog update about one of my side hustles that I've been working on, which has been taking up most of my time so I have a lot of neglected projects that are no longer getting my attention for now. It happens!

A little recap: here's an image of my first 5 physical products that I sold through dorotapankowska.com as well as here. I'm not counting the times I briefly had an Etsy shop and sold hand-made jewelry, or the times I've sold prints of my art/photography. I've had a fascination for physical product design for many years but I just don't know a lot about it. But that doesn't really stop me from constantly trying to learn more about it and find more ways to make my product ideas happen, because I have a lot of ideas.

So I'm starting a new brand soon where most, if not all, my new products will be sold through. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time, to have a separate brand with its own standalone name. I've learned from a lot of mistakes when trying to make all these previous physical products happen. I previously wrote about one of them here and I think having everything in one place will help tie everything together and I'll also be able to directly blog about my future mistakes (because many more will come!) on this new site.

So... keep an eye out for this upcoming project!

Nov 11, 2017

CBC Arts' Exhibitionists

CBC Exhibitionists, Dori Hey guys, you can briefly view my face and see my Animal Gifs on TV tomorrow at 3:30pm on CBC's show called Exhibitionists!

Oct 24, 2017

Lurzer's Archive & Applied Arts

Applied Arts Lurzer's Archive Here are 2 magazines that my work was published in. The Applied Arts was from the May/June 2016 issue, but I just got my hands on a copy now. Underneath is my crayon business card project in Lurzer's Archive 200 Best Packaging Worldwide 2017/2018 edition. Woopwoop!

Sep 6, 2017

C4D Animation Experiments

So this summer I started learning a bit about Cinema 4D, and after doing many tutorials I experimented with some of my own random things. I decided to post them here so that I can track my progress if I keep learning it throughout the future! Keep in mind I didn't actually sculpt any of these models themselves, they were all free to download online.

Sep 3, 2017

An update on the life of Dori

Portrait of Dorota Pankowska Hi guys.
I've been a bit quiet lately! You might have gotten some blurbs into my life by following my tweets, but other than that I'd like to fill you in.

In late 2015 I moved to Paris for a new job. Moving abroad alone to a country whose language you don't speak isn't easy!

To read a bit about the experience, check out this interview from earlier this year on Format Magazine titled Why This Art Director Moved To Paris.

Paris was a lot of different things! The culture shock was way bigger than I expected. There were ups and downs, some things that I loved, many things that I hated. All in all, I had a lot of experiences that I'll hold dear to me. But you might have noticed I didn't do a lot of creative projects while I was there. There are many factors that contributed to that, and in the end I decided to follow my desire of wanting to return to Toronto to catch up on some personal projects while taking a break from a real job.

So that's what I did. I've been back in Canada since May, and getting settled into a whole new life all over again took a lot of energy, but I feel as though I'm finally catching up to where I want to be.

So here's to new beginnings (yet again!).

Aug 30, 2017

Blank Business Card - The simplest business card in the world?

Blank business card. Blank business card. Blank business card. Blank business card. Blank business card. Blank business card. Blank business card behind the scenes. Blank business card behind the scenes. Blank business card behind the scenes. Blank business card behind the scenes. Following my tradition of creating original business cards, this time I created the world's simplest business card, because it's completely blank! But don't worry, there is some information there. If you're bright enough, you'll figure it out. ;)

The business card reveals information when you look at it through a bright light.

It's made from 3 layers of cardstock, and the one in the middle contains a laser cut stencil that allows the light to pass through. Big thanks to Toronto Laser Services for helping me bring this idea to life just the way I imagined, and working through the problems along the way.

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