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02 About

We are a multidisciplinary design practice with substantial creative and production resources. Combining culture, science and arts we produce conceptually and technologically advanced projects.

A nexus of arts, science and culture +

We are in the business of redesigning perception through interactive exhibitions, immersive live experiences and installations. Many successful years of working at the confluence of technology, science and art give us the ability to continually redefine the meaning of new media, and to stretch its potential.

Distinctive intellectual property +

All our projects bear our stamp of originality. Always looking for distinctive formats and solutions, we work with the best Polish and international artists, designers and scientists to create new forms of intellectual property, with potential for further growth through licensing, products and technologies.

New venture development +

Our work’s DNA is pragmatic creativity: we examine the business and marketing aims of each new initiative as much as its artistic potential. To give our projects momentum and scale we leverage our own extensive experience and the unique skills of our partners.

03 News
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04 Projects
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Sobieski Gardens

Conceptual design for the winter gardens exhibition of the Museum of King Jan III Sobieski's Palace in Wilanów. Our aim was to immerse the visitors in a process of discovering the King’s era through interactive light performances, artistic architectural installations and music.

Conceptual design for the winter gardens exhibition of the Museum of King Jan III Sobieski’s Palace in Wilanów. Our aim was to immerse the visitors […]

Conceptual design for the winter gardens exhibition […]

Polish Legends 2016

The next edition of the popular series of shorts inspired by Polish myths and legends. The audience is introduced to two new characters, Basilisk and Jaga, while fans of Twardowski are able to follow his latest adventure.

The next edition of the popular series of shorts inspired by Polish myths and legends. The audience is introduced to two new characters, Basilisk and […]

The next edition of the popular series […]

Startup Collider

Startup Collider is a startup incubator programme run by PwC. We created a short teaser to encourage applications from technology projects located in Central Eastern Europe.

Startup Collider is a startup incubator programme run by PwC. We created a short teaser to encourage applications from technology projects located in Central Eastern […]

Startup Collider is a startup incubator programme […]

Ambition: Epilogue

Continuing our work with the European Space Agency, we created this nostalgic "one last look" short film to sum up the achievements of the the Rosetta mission and landing of Philae on the surface of the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet.

Continuing our work with the European Space Agency, we created this nostalgic “one last look” short film to sum up the achievements of the the […]

Continuing our work with the European Space […]

Józef Piłsudski Museum

Working in collaboration with Ralph Applebaum Associates and the architecture studio WXCA, we are designing an extensive multimedia programme for the permanent exhibition about this important pre-war leader.

Working in collaboration with Ralph Applebaum Associates and the architecture studio WXCA, we are designing an extensive multimedia programme for the permanent exhibition about this […]

Working in collaboration with Ralph Applebaum Associates […]

Museum of History of Poland

Working with Platige Image and the architecture studio WWAA we created the winning bid to present installation and multimedia concepts for the permanent exhibition.

Working with Platige Image and the architecture studio WWAA we created the winning bid to present installation and multimedia concepts for the permanent exhibition.

Working with Platige Image and the architecture […]

Polish Legends 2015

The first edition of a branded content campaign based in a new pop-culture universe. To create it, we blended elements of science fiction and fantasy with literary motiffs and folk tales, placing it all within a context of contemporary humour.

The first edition of a branded content campaign based in a new pop-culture universe. To create it, we blended elements of science fiction and fantasy […]

The first edition of a branded content […]

The Old Axolotl

The latest science-fiction novel by Jacek Dukaj becomes the first electronic-only book released on the Polish market. We built both the project itself as well as its product strategy, creating a new dimension in sci-fi literature.

The latest science-fiction novel by Jacek Dukaj becomes the first electronic-only book released on the Polish market. We built both the project itself as well […]

The latest science-fiction novel by Jacek Dukaj […]

Ambition

Working in collaboration with the European Space Agency, we created an appropriate social media campaign for one of our time's most important scientific events – the Rosetta mission.

Working in collaboration with the European Space Agency, we created an appropriate social media campaign for one of our time’s most important scientific events – […]

Working in collaboration with the European Space […]

EXPO 2015 Pavillion

It was a pleasure to create the exhibition concepts for the Polish Pavillion at the World Expo in Milan. To achieve the creative and business goals, we based our vision on the Expo's central theme: "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life".

It was a pleasure to create the exhibition concepts for the Polish Pavillion at the World Expo in Milan. To achieve the creative and business […]

It was a pleasure to create the […]

CeBIT opening ceremony

For the opening ceremony of CeBIT, the World's most important ICT trade fair, for which Poland was the strategic partner in 2013, we built a creative strategy centered around showing off Poland's IT potential.

For the opening ceremony of CeBIT, the World’s most important ICT trade fair, for which Poland was the strategic partner in 2013, we built a […]

For the opening ceremony of CeBIT, the […]

e-textbook

Commissioned by the Ministry of Education, we created a multimedia concept for Poland's first early schooling e-textbook.

Commissioned by the Ministry of Education, we created a multimedia concept for Poland’s first early schooling e-textbook.

Commissioned by the Ministry of Education, we […]

Biostagog

For the new headquarters of Platige Image, we created and 3D printed a new interactive relief sculpture which spans the entire height of the atrium.

For the new headquarters of Platige Image, we created and 3D printed a new interactive relief sculpture which spans the entire height of the atrium.

For the new headquarters of Platige Image, […]

Move Your Imagination

Weaving a contemporary story about the energy, potential and modernity of Poland under the banner of Move Your Imagination, we conceptualised and built a branding campaign for the country, presented at the Berlin ITB fair, the World's leading travel show.

Weaving a contemporary story about the energy, potential and modernity of Poland under the banner of Move Your Imagination, we conceptualised and built a branding […]

Weaving a contemporary story about the energy, […]

05 Team
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Marcin has led Fish Ladder, the special projects group within Platige Imagie, since founding it in 2015.

Earlier, for almost 17 years he has worked on key projects through the firm’s history, from the Move Your Imagination campaign, to the permanent exhibitions at the Museum of Polish History and the Piłsudski Museum, and to film productions – Ambition, Axolot’s Old Age and Allegro’s Polish Legends.

As the Chief Creative Officer for Platige Image he is also responsible for talent development within the firm and business development. He served as executive producer on animated shorts such as The
Cathedral, The Art of Falling and The Ark, while also managing the team which produced cinematics for The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077.

Marcin has produced many films with creatives associated with Platige Image and projects for public, cultural and art institutions.
SENIOR CONCEPT DESIGNER

Tobiasz Piątkowski

Trained as an architect at the Warsaw Polytechnic, Tobiasz is one of Poland’s most sough-after comic screenwriters.

Equally as deft as a designer, he has published over 750 storyboards, including 11 full albums, has won the audience prize at the International Festival of Comics and Games, the Korak Prize for the best screenplay, and has been given a one-man show at the prestigious Dom Literatury in Łódz in 2013. In cooperation with the Warsaw Uprising Museum Tobiasz has been producing his BRADL series of comics.

Experienced in licensing and merchandising projects for European markets, he has also designed
advertising campaigns, TV programme identities and video clips. Tobiasz is now focusing on creating original intellectual property for various promotional campaigns as well as for educational or exhibition clients.
ASSOCIATE STUDIO DIRECTOR

Jan Pomierny

As creative producer, science communicator and business lead, Jan is responsible for Fish Ladder’s science and education projects, amusement parks and key partnerships withing both the public and the private sectors.

He has been instrumental in initiating and continuing our long-standing relationship with the European Space Agency, and has served as creative producer on the Ambition project. Before joining Platige Image in 2001, Jan developed and created education and science projects in partnership with the British Council, The University of Oxford, European Commission, Leiden University and IMAX.
Łukasz is responsible for project development as well as partnerships and international liaison.

Keeper of the Fish Ladder brand and initiator of our venture development efforts. Łukasz has been involved in developing our #culturetech initiative, as well as working on our branded content, design and multimedia projects ranging from Allegro’s Polish Legends to the Rosetta: Epilogue project, and from Shell’s Station of the Future to PwC Startup Collider. Co-author of the 2017 “Open innovation at the boundaries of creative industries, science and business” report.

Prior to joining Fish Ladder Łukasz
was an analyst at Future Cities Catapult (a British innovation centre for cities), political assistant at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland, and at the innovation think tank NESTA. He graduated in innovation management from the Univeristy of Sussex and digital anthropology from the University College London.
As a specialist in initating new concepts and creating engaging narration for both cultural and interactive projects, Krzysztof supervises Fish Ladder’s exhibitions, installations and multimedia projects.

As highly skilled as a Creative Director as he is an author, he works across media from VR experiences to art exhibitions and cultural shows, and has co-authored the concepts for the permanent exhibition for the Museum of Polish History and the Józef Piłsudski Museum. He has also co-authored the concepts for the ongoing series of Allegro’s Polish Legends and Axolot’s Old Age.

Before joining Platige
Image / Fish Ladder, Krzysztof led the programming department of the National Cultural Centre where he was responsible for bringing to life key history and cultural programmes of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage. He holds a Master’s degree from the Warsaw Theatre Academy.
Marta has built up substantial expertise in animated shorts and interactive projects.

These days she works on long-term projects with substantial artistic and creative values, including key Platige Image productions made for public institutions, cultural bodies and artistic events, as well as for new media and game products. She has worked on Axolot’s Old Age and the Polish Legends series (for Allegro) Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher series and the Move Your Imagination campaign, plus projects for the Shanghai Expo and the Warsaw Uprising Museum (City of Ruins.) These projects have won numerous prizes and nominations, from
Comic-Con to the Siggraph Festival, and from VES to a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

Her passion is creating at the confluence of art and new technologies. She has been fueling, working on media and entertainment project it at Fish Ladder since 2016.
Piotr is a veteran of the world of fantasy, video games and new technologies, and has been active in the fan movement for many years.

His career began with studies at the Lublin Polytechnic, and has included stints as the editor of the monthly Magia i Miecz (Magic and the Sword) and as author of extras and screenplays. His voice is respected throughout the gaming and tech community – as the founder and editor of Polygamia.pl, one of the most popular video games blogs in the country, and as editor in cheif of several thematic blogs which deal with various aspects of digital technology. Piotr is frequently invited as expert
commentator for both print and electronic media, and freely shares his knowledge of technology, entertainment and gaming.

A highly versatile professional, he has served as a marketing director in a large technolgy startup and as content director for Kinguin.net, one of the World’s largest eCommerce sites. Community-focused, Piotr has created many internet-based social campaigns including Star Warszawa, Wiersze z Google czy Nieskończona Opowieść.
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Karolina Panasiuk

Karolina is a graphic and motion graphics designer.

Trained as an architect at the Białystok Polytechnic, she has many years of experience in educational projects (such as the making of E-Podręczniki), cultural initiatives for a large variety of national and international clients, including Qatar’s Ministry of Education, and brand design. Art director for the recently re-launched Museum of Warsaw opening ceremony.

Karolina also created our own branding and elements of visual identity for Platige Image. On the Fish Ladder team, Kariolina is responsible for visual concepts and development of visuals. Frequently
works with external artists and creatives to bring a unique flavour to our projects.
CONTENT INTERPRETER

Ewa Mazur

Ewa recently joined Fish Ladder to step into the role of a content interpreter for the permanent exhibition of the Museum of Polish History.

She has curated and managed exhibition projects for ten years, and managed the exhibition department at the House of Meetings with History. Versatile in her ability to work with many distinct stakeholders and types of clients, she has worked on the creation of major exhibitions for public administration bodies, cultural institutions and diplomatic posts.

She is a graduate of Warsaw University’s History Institute and the Contemporary Editorship Study of the Wyszyński University.

MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER

Paweł Martosz

Paweł is a multimedia designer, responsible for scenario development and conceptual design of the permanent exhibition for the Museum of Polish History.

Before joining our team, he spent five years leading the New Media Team at the exhibition department of the Kraków National Museum. There he had the combined responsibility for internet communications, film productions and advertising spots in addition to the multimedia components for both permanent and temporary exhibitions such as the Józef Czapski Pavillion, the Stanley Kubrick exhibition and the audio-visual show Ephemera, organised as part of the cutting edge music and visual arts festival Unsound.

Winner of multiple architectural competitions and a frequent guest artist and speaker on design and architecture, designer and illustrator Mateusz Morski works at the intersection of architecture, urban design and art. At Fish Ladder Mateusz is responsible for creating original concepts for exhibitions, events and art installations.
STUDIO COORDINATOR

Marta Krzynówek

Our busy studio requires Marta’s steady hand to ensure that all the moving parts work smoothly.

She is a graduate of cultural studies and ethnology and her wide-ranging experience includes managing a folk art gallery and running an ecology-centered foundation.
06 Networks

We are always on the look-out for new forms of creative endeavours.

All our projects require the efforts of multiple creative professionals: designers, technologists and producers. Their work stretches the boundaries of disciplines as they conceptualise and deliver each new creative venture.

To have a master carpenter working alongside an augmented reality engineer is not only „normal” for us, but it is part of the ethos of who we are and what we do. Feel invited to collaborate with us.

07 Talents
DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

Tomek Bagiński

As a successful commercial director and creative producer with nearly 150 spots under his belt, Tomek has worked with the likes of Pepsi, Duracell, Fiat, FIFA, Kellogg’s and others. His short films have been shortlisted for the Academy Awards (“The Cathedral”), with one Oscar nomination and a BAFTA win (“Falling Art”). He is also the executive director of the newly spun “The Witcher” produced by Netflix (in development) and multiple other project setups in Hollywood.
ASTRONOMER

Mark McCaughrean

Prof. Mark McCaughrean work for the European Space Agency, where he is the Senior Scientific Advisor responsible for communicating the scientific results from ESA’s astronomy, heliophysics, planetary and fundamental physics missions.

Following his PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 1988 he has worked in the UK, the US, Germany, and the Netherlands. He is an Interdisciplinary Scientist on the Science Working Group for the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope. Initiator and Executive Producer of the sci-fi short film “Ambition” (2014), depicting the rationale and aspirations behind the ground-breaking Rosetta Mission.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Michał Staniszewski

Creative Director at Plastic, a small company with demoscene roots.

Plastis was formed in 1997, at first, releasing demos on Amiga and early PCs. Since 2007 Plastic is working closely with Sony Santa Monica Studio, responsible for the acclaimed “God Of War” and other unique titles such as: “Journey”, “Flower”, “Unfinished Swan” and “Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture”. Michal recently finished his work on “Bound” – PS4VR game that combines classic game mechanics with
“notgames” and art.
SCIENCE FICTION WRITER

Rafał Kosik

Writer, columnist, screenwriter and publisher. Digital graphic designer, occasional architect, futurist, gizmo fan and well-intentioned pessimist. His sci-fi series “Felix, Net and Nika” stole the hearts and minds of many polish teenagers. When he’s not writing, Rafal explores the relationships of fantasy worlds and sociology, drives 4×4 vehicles and plays around the kitchen.
WRITER

Jacek Dukaj

One of the most compelling Polish novelists and sci-fi writers. Practitioner of great narratives and immersive fiction. Author of numerous novels, novellas, short stories and essays including “Black Oceans”, “And Ideal Imperfection”, “Other Songs”, “Ice” and “The Old Axolotl”. Winner of many awards, among them European Union Prize for Literature. Worldbuilder, storyteller, idea-man – constantly challenging the limits of humanity, reason and language.
ASTROPHYSICIST

Maciej Konacki

Professor, astrophysicist whose research interests are focused on the detection and characterization of extrasolar planets and instrumental astronomy. He is currently working the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Project lead of the SOLARIS project funded by the Foundation for Polish Science, National Science Center and the European Research Council. Since 2014 he is an expert to the European Space Agency as a member of the Astronomy Working Group.
ARTIST / MUSICIAN

Łukasz “LUC” Rostkowski

Polish raper, beatboxer, music producer and videoclip director. Associated with his home town Wroclaw, he is the frontman and co-producer of the musical collective “Kanal Audytywny”. Author of a number of acclaimed experimental and conceptual music projects and albums for which he was awarded by Polityka magazine. Member of the Polish Phonography Academy.
ENTREPRENEUR

Kamil Ziegler

Entrepreneur, investor and finance professional. Currently active on the children’s education and entertainment market. In the past, Vice President at Enterprise Investors private equity fund, where he worked on new deals and monitoring of portfolio companies.
FILM DIRECTOR / PRODUCER

Grzegorz Jonkajtys

Filmaker, animator and visual effects artist. Graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, later working in advertisement, animation and feature film for over fifteen years.

While working in Poland (Platige Image) and the US (Digital Kitchen, Syndicate, Industrial Light & Magic), Greg contributed as a visual-effects artist and lead animator for films such as Sin City, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Mist, Terminator Salvation, Pacific Rim and the Transfomers saga. He is most noted for writing and directing his second film Ark, for which he was nominated for the Golden Palm at Cannes film festival in 2007, and won the
prestigious Siggraph Electronic Theater Best of Show
SCIENCE COMMUNICATOR

Pedro Russo

Associate Professor of Astronomy and Society at the University of Leiden.

Accomplished science communicator and manager of international educational projects, including “Universe Awarness” – a global programme raising awareness about the universe and its intricacies. In the past, Lead Coordinator for the International Astronomy Year (2009). Associated also with the European Space Agency, where he worked on cracking data and insights from the first ESA probe to venture towards Venus – Venus Express.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Wojtek Ponikowski

Co-founder and creative director of Futu Group, leading two separate media brands (Futu and Fathers), and a creative studio working at the intersection of branding, design and content production.
ART HISTORIAN / ENTREPRENEUR

Zuzanna Stańska

Founder and CEO at Moiseum, a consultancy creating tech projects for museums and creative industries.

She is also running DailyArt, a tiny mobile app presenting one piece of fine art everyday, beloved by thousands of users around the world. One of the “50 most creative in business” by Brief Magazine, winner of Young Creative Entrepreneur Award in Culture organised by British Council and included on “New Europe Top 100 Challengers” list created by Visegard Fund, Google, Financial Times and Res Public Magazine.
08 Clients
ALLEGRO
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
INSTITUTE OF NATIONAL REMEMBRANCE
FOUNDATION FOR POLISH SCIENCE
MULTIKINO
QATAR MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SPORT
MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF POLAND
MUSEUM OF JÓZEF PIŁSUDSKI
MUSEUM OF WARSAW
POLISH AGENCY FOR FOREIGN INVESTMENTS
POLISH AGENCY FOR ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
POLISH TOURIST ORGANIZATION
PwC POLAND
RALPH APPELBAUM ASSOCIATES
SHELL
TATRY MOUNTAIN RESORTS
UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW
URSUS
09 Contact

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