Aleksander Walijewski is an award-winning graphic artist based in Warsaw, Poland. He graduated with a Masters degree from Graphic Design at the University of Arts in Poznań in the Poster Studio of Professor Grzegorz Marszałek.
Aleksander designs film, theatre and cultural event posters. He draws inspiration from surrealism and Polish School of Posters putting focus on the concept of each work to attract the viewers with unusual, imaginative ideas. He achieves it by using metaphors, symbols and by creating something you could call “visual riddles”.
He has worked for such clients as Netflix, Apple TV, Amazon, Yellow Veil Pictures, QCODE Media and many Polish theatres and cultural institutes, including STU Theatre in Cracow, Jaracz Theatre in Łódź and Warsaw Chamber Opera.
His posters have received multiple international awards including 1st Prize Grand Prix at International Poster Biennale Lublin 2021, Gold Award at 2023 Clio Entertainment Awards in Theatrical/Film: Key Art medium and 1st Award at Short Film Festival 2021 in Best Poster category.
Aleksander’s posters were exhibited at various international poster shows in Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Finland, England, Germany, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Cyprus, USA, Mexico, Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Taiwan and Japan.
2017 – 1st place in competition for series of posters for the 2017/2018 season at Ludwik Solski Theatre in Tarnów
2019 – 1st place in poster competition organized by Highsnobiety x Amazon for alternative movie poster for ”Honey Boy”
2020 – 1st Award at Polish Graphic Design Awards 2019 in Self-Edition poster category for “Joker” poster
2021 – Honorable Mention at SXSW 2021 Film Festival Awards in Poster Design Competition category for ”The Box” poster
2021 – 1st Award at Indie Shorts Mag Short Film Festival 2021 in Best Poster category for ”Together” poster
2022 – 1st Prize, GRAND PRIX founded by UMCS Vice-rector prof. dr hab. Wiesław Gruszecki, in professional category at International Poster Biennale Lublin for theatre poster for “Pornography” and a Special Award founded by ArtSaas for “The Amusement Park” poster
2022 – Silver Winner at 2022 Clio Entertainment Awards in Theatrical/Film: Key Art medium for ”Stanleyville” poster
2023 – Gold Winner at 2023 Clio Entertainment Awards in Theatrical/Film: Key Art medium for ”Pamfir” poster
2023 – 1st Place at Bolivia Poster Biennial in Advertising Poster category for “Pamfir” poster
2018 – Augustów, Poland – Kino Iskra – Exhibition of Film Posters by Aleksander Walijewski