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.

hand binder clips The Hug Me Binder Clips are now available in black.
$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.

Jan 6, 2019

President's Choice #EatTogether 2019

Eat Together 2019
We spend hours a day staring at pictures of people we’ll never meet, scrolling through highlight reels of lives that look nothing like real life. And the more we push each other to live this “best life” that doesn’t even actually exist, the less we value the things that truly make us happy. Like sitting around a table, surrounded by people we love. Eating together.


Check out our new commercial for President's Choice. We had a really great team bringing this spot together and I won't list all the names here but you'll find them on Ads of the World. Working on this actually got me thinking about social media a ton... and definitely got me rethinking what social media should mean to me and in what ways I should let it affect me this year.

Maybe it's not so much a matter of changing my social media habits as it is trying to focus more on my real life and friends/family, and then social media will just naturally feel less loud and distracting.

Dec 9, 2018

Circle Bird Tattoo

circle swallow bird design

Here's another circle-style tattoo I designed for someone of an abstract Swallow bird! Click here to see the actual tattoo of it.

Nov 25, 2018

Hot New Wask Products 🔥

wask thermochromic candle double-headed matches by wask Two new steamy items revealed on Waskstudio.com today!

Oct 20, 2018

$$ Money Celebration! $$

Check out these cool money-related visuals I made! All using actual modified bills & coins (click here to get an idea!)

Latest Wask Products

I've added some new products to my brand Wask - head on over to Waskstudio.com to check them out, and don't forget to follow the brand to stay in the loop! @waskstudio

Aug 3, 2018

Home Hardware - The Rooster

Here's the agency version of our Home Hardware spot for The Kitchen Event.
Love your kitchen again!

Jun 21, 2018

Boston Pizza - BP in Bed

For Boston Pizza, we created a new way to comfortably enjoy your pizza in bed while binging your favourite Netflix shows - a pizza box that turns into a tray.

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