Aug 19, 2022

The 'City to the Key' Keychain.

a key keychain with a city on the blade The latest Wask product features a “key to the city” type keychain. It’s a typical sized house key except on the blade of the key is the cityscape of Toronto! Buy one here. :)

Jul 11, 2022

Wask Studio in the news!

dorota pankowska in the toronto star
Read a little bit about Wask Studio in the Toronto Star newspaper. :)

Jun 22, 2022

Hey hey heyy.

Here's the latest photo of me in my space. There's still a little bit of blue left in my bangs and I'm kind of over it now. (:

Apr 24, 2022

Work in progress creative space!

I've been working on my creative office space for a while and it's coming along! Here's how it looks today. :)

Apr 2, 2022

The notebooks are finally out!

I got this notebook idea a few years ago but always struggled with finding a manufacturer who can make it (without having to order like hundredsss of them!) so I'm really excited for it to be a reality now! It's called the Skewed Thoughts notebook since it features a "skewed" parallelogram shape instead of a regular rectangular shape. View it on the shop here!

Mar 19, 2022

My first gaming PC build!

gaming pc gaming pc gaming pc
Really excited to share my very first PC that I ever built! She's so pretty. 😍

Here are all the specs:

• Case: NZXT H510
• Motherboard: MSI MAG z490
• CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-10900K CPU @ 3.70GHz
• GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB Founders Edition
• Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series - H100i RGB PLATINUM SE
• Operating System: Windows 10 Home
• RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
• Power Supply: Corsair RM750
• Fans: 2x Corsair LL120 RGB Fans
• 2x SSD Drives: Samsung 860 EVO (1TB) / Samsung 870 QVO (1TB)

Mar 18, 2022

Updated Art Direction portfolio.

art director portfolio
I've recently updated my ad portfolio - view it here!

Mar 16, 2022

Latest product designs.

Above: Dirty Word Soap | Small to-scale eraser soaps!

Above: Touchy Feely Sticker Pack | To make your Rubik's cube heat-sensitive!

Above: Rule of Thumb Bandaids | Bandaids featuring mini rulers and sharp corners.

Above: A Bit of a Stretch Paper Clips | Regular paper clips except super stretched out.

Above: Make a Point Sticky Notes | Regular sticky notes but tilted to form a diamond shape.

Above: Dum As A Post-It Sticky Notes | Sticky notes inspired by the game Among Us

transparency grid washi tape Above: Nopacity Washi Tape | Tape featuring the Photoshop transparency grey and white grid.

Jan 14, 2022

Tunnel vision.

Remember me, Dori? Yeah, I don't update this blog as much lately. A big part of it is because I've mostly just been focusing on Wask Studio and I always felt like the Dori the Giant blog was a place for me to post all of my fun, random creative endeavors - but I just haven't been doing a lot of other cool stuff on the side lately. I just can't find the time, somehow. There's too much to do, always! But I do hope to try some other fun projects sometime soon, so keep checking back. :)

Sep 27, 2020

Face mask enamel pin for charity.

face mask lapel pin face mask enamel pin face mask enamel pin face mask enamel pin We now have an enamel pin of a cute face mask with little chains for the straps. All of the profits from these pins will go to charity to help fight the pandemic!
$10 CAD each, buy at waskstudio.com

Life's been busy! Here are some Wask products.

pencil pals pencil, pencil with code on it grown-up grow capsules cinderblocks erasers silica gel candy, do not eat packets candy file folder mouse pad conjoined paper clip Here are some of the latest Wask products I've made in the past busy year.
Buy them at Waskstudio.com

Sep 20, 2020

Our handy binder clips, now in black & white.

hand binder clips The Hug Me Binder Clips are now available in black and white.
$10 CAD for pack of 4 @ waskstudio.com.

Aug 21, 2019

Toronto Stationery Show 2019

Toronto Stationery Show
Head on over to the Toronto Stationery Show this Sunday and buy some Wask stuff. :)

dorota pankowska at the toronto stationery show
Update: Here's a pic of me before the start of the show. It was my first ever popup experience and it was exciting, but also stressful, and way more busy than I anticipated. :)

Jul 31, 2019

Latest Wask Products

wask matches bookmark profanity stamps think twice dice chewed gum push pins Latest Wask items that I've made! View them at Waskstudio.com

May 3, 2019

A few random ad ideas, some old.

Here are a few ad ideas throughout the past year for ad competitions (although we didn't win, it's always fun to make these): This unsubmitted idea for Carte Blanche is for contact lenses and would mimic the colour of the sky during that time but remove any of the clouds in that area. This unsubmitted Carte Blanche idea has an extra text board underneath the billboard's weather indicator that would show what the weather "Feels like", except every day despite the weather, it would constantly say "Feels like Climate change." For this year's Carte Blanche, Emma and I thought it would be fun to make a billboard playing off of Toronto's recent vibrator billboard that made headlines all over the world. We mirrored the line "Scream your own name" with our own line, "Scream for No Name", featuring ice cream! This year's Young Lions competition brief was pretty long, but in a nutshell the task was to get Canadians thinking about climate change and get motivated to use their power of voting to elect candidates that stand for making an effort to combat climate change. Emma and I thought of a fun gimmick to use for the magazine print ad that involved a clear acetate sheet with a red "X" in the middle, where on one side a box represents a checked voting ballot, but when you turn the acetate (and remove your vote), you're placing the red "x" overtop a polar bear to symbolize their demise.

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