Award winning designer
and media consultant

World’s best designs for print and web

Five of my designs were named World's Best Designed Newspaper, and four of them were recognized as European Newspaper of The Year. I am a TED speaker, I have given lectures in 42 countries

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Need a World class design in print or web? / Time to revitalise your brand? / Want inspiring TED-like lecture or training?

print DESIGN

Let's make World’s Best Designed publication

In the most prestigious worldwide competitions, my designs were recognized multiple times as the “World’s Best Designed Newspaper” or European Newspaper of The Year. Wanna be next?

for companies or startups

Branding design and product development

I revitalize existing brands or create new ones for innovative startups. Consultation on business development or marketing strategy might be included.

UX/UI Design

Passion for sophisticated Website/App Design

I have a passion for creating products that are user-friendly and visually appealing. With a focus on providing best user experiences, I build designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional. 

hire a speaker

Keynote speaker for big conferences

Thought provoking talks for big conference? Inspiring training for your employers? I did it in 42 countries, from TED, Adobe Max to Universities in Japan or Art Museum in Atlanta 


My Recent Designs

Awards & Honors

The awards won
by my projects

Our clients describe me as a designer that creates beautiful publications and a consultant that helps to meet business objectives.

5x World’s Best Designed Newspaper

3x Cover of The Year Award

4x European Newspaper of The Year

100x awards in international design competitions

utko ted talk 2009

TED: Can Good Design Save Newspapers

TED Talk: life
changing experience

In 2009, he gave his famous speech at TED conference: ‘Can Good Design Save Newspapers.’ This video hit almost 1,5 million views. As you enter the stage after Al Gore and Bill Gates, you feel an immense pressure. But, as soon as Steve Wozniak of Apple congratulates you, you know it was worthwhile. After all, you stand next to two Google owners and with them around, it is hard not to feel like the world is your oyster.

Utko has given lectures
in 42 countries

Visited all continents: practically every country in Europe, in Asia, including Japan, Hongkong, Singapore, India, Indonesia. Even some African and Latin American conferences. A number of speeches across the United States, like in New York City, at Adobe Max in Los Angeles, or at the Atlanta Museum of Art

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The New York Times described Utko as one of the “highlights” of the TED conference

New York Times

In an article from The New York Times, Utko was described as one of the “highlights” of the TED conference, with his ideas receiving praise from attendees. Overall, Utko’s ideas about the role of design in saving the newspaper industry were well-received and continue to be relevant as traditional print media struggles to adapt to the changing media landscape.

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5 World’s Best Designed Newspaper Awards

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4 European Newspaper of The Year Awards

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TED speaker with 1,5 million views


World’s Best
Designed Awards


European Newspaper of
The Year Awards


countries where
I delivered lectures


People Said.

Wonderful designer

“Jacek is a pleasant hero: he originates from the infographic department of the business press in Poland and he developed into a wonderful designer and consultant. Apart from that he is an excellent ‘guy’ to co-create with: great skills and great character. FD was awarded European Newspaper of the Year. That was fun. ”

Jan F. Bonjer

Editor-in-Chief Financieele Dagblad

He listens to all parties

“Jacek is an excellent art director with whom it is wonderful to work. He listens meticulously to all parties, has a clear line of his own, has a keen eye for the working methods in the newsroom and the results are always good. I won't easily forget the pleasure with which we did two redesigns.”

Jan 't Hart

Editor-In-Chief of AD

Tremendously high demand

“Jacek spoke "twice" at Asia Pacific Media Forum in Bali. His second appearance is by tremendously high number of request for him to comeback to APMF delivering enlightenment for the print industry. His knowledge was enlightening some major publishers in Indonesia to transform successfully, as he was also invited to consult them privately.”

Dr. Jerry S. Justianto

APMF Conference organizer

Transformation during the crisis

“It was a pleasure working with Jacek. He undertook the difficult task of graphically transforming Gazeta Wyborcza during the media crisis. Changing the layout of the paper editions was an impulse for a deep transformation of its digital platform. The ability to combine offline and online worlds is a unique competence that is necessary in modern media.”

Jerzy Wójcik

Publisher Gazeta Wyborcza


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June 3, 2020

Het Parool

Amsterdam-based Dutch newspaper covering local stories. It was redesigned in 2016 and soon after won the top prize in Europe’s most prestigious design competition, European Newspaper...

  • Strategy

    Redesign of the print newspaper and website

  • Design

    Print design, Web UI/UX Design, Art Direction

  • Client

    DPG Media, Amsterdam, Holland

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June 3, 2020

De Morgen

A Belgian daily paper known for its heavy political coverage. But it’s also famous for its cultural sections, investigative reports, and outstanding photography. The Society of...

  • Strategy

    content driven visual storytelling, better rhythm

  • Design

    New logo, new typography, UI/UX

  • Client

    DPG Media, Brussels, Belgium

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June 3, 2020

Financieele Dagblad

Het Financieele Dagblad is a Dutch daily newspaper devoted to business and finance. FD is the most prominent financial daily in Holland and the successor to...

  • Strategy

    New content strategy based on readers research, new forms of design

  • Design

    Redesign, smaller paper size, new editorial forms

  • Client

    Financieele Dagblad, Amsterdam, Holland

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June 3, 2020

Gazeta Wyborcza

Leading Polish legacy newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, the most prominent Polish legacy newspaper, was founded in 1989 to coincide with the first free elections in communist Eastern Europe...

  • Strategy

    Brand Strategy, UX Strategy

  • Design

    UI/UX Design, Art Direction

  • Client


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