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Tomasz Sobczak, Ph.D.

dr Tomasz Sobczak
 Tomasz Sobczak, Ph.D.


  • March 2011; Doctor’s degree in Fine Arts.
  • September 2005 to June 2006; University of Cambridge, ESOL Skills for Life – Level 3 Certificate.
  • October 1975 to June 1982; Władysław Strzemiński Public Academy of Arts in Łódź (now: Władysław Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź), Faculty of Industrial Design; Master of Arts.


  • 2011 to present; Lodz University of Technology, Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design, Institute of Architecture of Textiles; senior lecturer: drawing, painting and photography departments – practical classes.
  • September 2008 to June 2011; lecturer at the University of Humanities and Economics in Łódź; painting, drawing, book illustration, industrial design, theatre and television set design.
  • March 2007 to July 2008; Łódź, CONSIDO; designer: concept designs and visualizations, advertising and promotion.
  • February 2007 to June 2009; Łódź, V.I.P.; lecturer: advertising photography, art history, drawing and lettering, advertising techniques.
  • October 2006 to January 2007; Łódź, Social University of Entrepreneurship and Management; lecturer: P.R.; interpersonal contacts, outdoor advertising, creating company image.
  •  September 2003 to March 2005; Łódź, “MARTART” Author's Gallery; owner: presentation and sale of paintings, photograms, design and production of advertising prints, frames of graphics and paintings.
  • January 2003 to July 2005; Łódź, “Profesja” vocational college; lecturer: visual advertising techniques, digital and analogue photography, practical implementation of advertising photography, running a digital photography studio.
  • Substantive supervision over diploma projects (supervisor of several distinguished diploma theses in advertising photography and advertising techniques).
  • September 2000 to July 2005; Łódź, cooperation with “Dziennik Łódzki”, Westa Druk “Angora”; designer and producer of exhibitions and presentations: design and implementation of advertising and photographic presentations.
  • February 1999 to July 2002; Łódź, International Journalism School; lecturer: advertising techniques, advertising and reportage photography, history of art, photography and painting.
  • February 1989 to January 1999; Łódź, Author's studio; designer and producer, photographer, graphic illustrator of the Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński Literary Association’s editions, design works and implementations, photo sessions for catalogues, conducting castings, photographic recording, developing a series of twenty poetry volumes, cover designs and illustrations for individual editions.
  • September 1988 to January 1989; Łódź, Textile Technical Secondary School; Head of the Art Club: art classes, teaching implementation of artistic elements into decorative fabrics design.
  • February 1988 to July 1988; Łódź, Łódź Cultural Centre; artist, decorator: practical supervision of the visual setting of cultural events, design and implementation of advertisements and visual information.
  • September 1987 to March 1988; Warsaw, Sokolniki Branch, “MONAR”Association for Counteracting Drug Addiction; psychotherapist and art teacher: psychotherapeutic work, practical classes in art and visual techniques, occupational therapy.
  • December 1981 to July 1986; Warsaw, “Zespoły Filmowe” Feature Film Production Company; assistant set designer, interior decorator: preparation of set design documentation, design of decorations and scenography, author's supervision of the film set, selection of props, artistic supervision.
  • September 1980 to July 1981; Łódź, Primary School No. 47; art and technical education teacher, class tutor: responsibility for the art education level, practical classes organization and for the substantive content of the author's program (pedagogy, teaching of art and technical education).


  • Practical knowledge of teaching processes related to postgraduate education in the field of advertising and product promotion techniques, advertising photography, drawing and advertising design.
  • Practical and theoretical experience in preparing original training programs and scenarios of workshop classes in the field of advertising and promotion.
  • Several years of experience in conducting practical classes (trainings and workshops) in the above-mentioned subjects.
  • Many years of experience in the implementation of unique set designs and interior decorations for film and theatre productions.
  • Many years of practical experience in preparing and conducting advertising and product promotion campaigns.
  • Knowledge of computer design in Corel Draw, PhotoShop, ArCon, 3D Max, AutoCAC and other programs.
  • Ability to work in a team and manage design teams.


  • 97 individual drawing and painting exhibitions in Poland and abroad (Stockholm, Ankara, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Vienna, Palanga (Lithuania)).
  • 3 photography exhibitions (Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Ankara, Łódź).
  • 2 theatre stage designs for ballet and opera performances: “Madama Butterfly”, “Till Eulenspiegel”.
  • Cooperation in the making of films: 1986, “Nad Niemnem” (“On the Niemen”) (TV series) ¬– interior decoration; 1986, “Nad Niemnem” (“On the Niemen”) – interior decoration; 1985, “Osobisty pamiętnik grzesznika przez niego samego spisany” (“Memoirs of a Sinner”) – set design cooperation; 1985, “Gra w ślepca” (“Playing blind”) – assistant set designer, assistant interior decorator; 1984, “Wszystko powiem Lilce!” (“I'll tell everything to Lilka!”) – set design cooperation; 1984, “Vabank II, czyli riposta” (“Vabank II, or the riposte”) – set design cooperation; 1984, “Engagement” – set design cooperation; 1983, “Wir” (“Whirlpool”) – set design cooperation; 1983, “Wierna rzeka” (“The Faithful River”) – set design cooperation; 1983, “Nie było słońca tej wiosny” (“There Was No Sun That Spring”) – set design cooperation, decoration cooperation.
  • From 1981 to 1986; creating unique elements and props for film and theatre set design.
  • Artistic and substantive supervision of painting, drawing and photography exhibitions at the Alliance Française Centre.
  • Several years of cooperation with “Gazeta Wyborcza” (articles, reviews, drawings, photos) and “Angora” (designs and production of occasional publications and photographs).


  • 2021, Publication of a book of poems entitled “Wiersze XXI wieku od A do Zatem” (“Poems of the 21st century from A to Therefore”).
  • 1995, Publication of a book of poems entitled “Parę rozmów temu”  (“A few conversations ago”) published by the “100/17” publishing house.
  • 1990, Publication of a book of poems entitled “Wędrujący dom” (“Wandering House”) published by the K. K. Baczyński Literary Association.
  • 2005, 1st place in the Biggest Media Event Competition for the “ART LIVE Volvo” project, Galeria Łódzka Shopping Centre.
  • 1997, Award of the Mayor of Łódź for the active animation of the cultural movement in Łódź.
  • 1995, Award of the Mayor of Łódź for 1st place in the competition for a new road sign.
  • 1993, 1st place in the “Łódź in new photography” competition of the Łódź Photographic Society.


  • 1981; Studio for the Conservation of Cultural Property in Łódź; renovation of palace ceiling plafonds and oil paintings.
  • From 1981 to 1986; “Zespoły Filmowe Łódź” Feature Film Production Company; interior decorator and set designer.
  • 1982; Graduating from Władysław Strzemiński Public Academy of Arts in Łódź (now: Władysław Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź), Faculty of Industrial Design, with the Master of Art degree, supervisor: Andrzej Nawrot, Professor of Fine Arts. Title of the thesis: “Sports outfit: Hang Glider Clothing”. Grade: very good.
  • From 1990 to 1991; Łódź Grand Theatre; set design and costumes for two performances.
  • From 1990 to 2011; Łódź City Hall; cooperation with the Promotion Department: designing unique publications, photographs.
  • 1995; Film Museum in Łódź; international artistic event “Strzemiński some time later”
  • 2008; design and implementation of television set design, implementation of lighting for the set design for the Patio TV station.
  • From 2008 to 2011; organisation and conducting workshops on the design of industrial forms. Participation in CORIAN workshops – Cieszyn 2008.
  • 2009; EKO ART summer workshops Stabieńszczyzna – Masuria.
  • 2009; IPT (Institute of Creative Conduct), Łódź; training in creative activities and animation.
  • 2009; University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz; organisation of the “Idea, Design, Product” competition.
  • From 2008 to 2009; University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz; creation of a new course and subjects: Design of Utility Forms.
  • 2010; Set design for the TVP 3 Łódź channel.