Clarice Bajkowski

Clarice's roots lie in drawing, painting, lettering, and solving design problems — her work is guided by this unique collection of visual arts.
Clarice G. Bajkowski is an Austin, Texas-based art director and brand designer who has been recognized for her strategic thinking, consensus building, and ability to integrate social issues into immersive, data-driven, customer-centric experiences. Over the course of her career, she has worked at the intersection of story-telling and user experience for the arts, continuing education, and tech industries. 
As a creative lead, Clarice has been regularly involved in marketing efforts, authoring design languages and frameworks, pitching concepts to producers, commercial agencies and their clients. She’s led highly collaborative teams - consisting of artists, writers and developers - to iterate and deliver work for some of the most demanding clients in the business including Microsoft, Dell, HP and Expedia.
Clarice’s work continues to reflect her continuing interest in the interchange between research, design, commerce and culture as well as her belief in the importance of sustainable and human-centered design practice.
Currently, Clarice is serving as creative director for The 19th leading brand strategy and communication design. When she's not immersed in building human-centered creative for underrepresented and underserved communities, you can find her crafting new pieces for her motivational typography project, TypeMinistry™.


MFA, Graphic Design, Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA
BA, Studio Art, The University of Texas at Austin
BS,  Advertising, The University of Texas at Austin (Texas Creative)

— Thrives in a highly dynamic, diverse, collaborative 
     environment across various organizations and geographies.
— Proven ability to lead and deliver world-class, award-winning design
— Excellent collaboration skills
— Compelling presentation and proposal skills + excels at 
     executive-level communication
— Experienced Change Agent + Consensus Builder
— Boundary-spanning design

Creative strategy + Ideation
Digital Design + Marketing (B2B, B2C)
Experiential Design (End-to-End)
Editorial and Book Design
Custom Typography & Lettering

Published work
Typism Book 8
Typism Book 7
USA Today
The Guardian
PRINT Magazine
Tribeza Magazine
Texas Monthly
Black & White Magazine
Celebrate Austin
The Austin American-Statesman
Austin Business Journal
Built in Austin

2020 Society of News Design (SND) Conference
Sept. 2020 | Speaker, Behind the Asterisk, 19th News

Judging + Reviewing
American Photography Open 2021

Volunteer & Board Positions 
2021 Texas Children's Hospital Advisory Committee
2019 AISD School Changes Think Tank, North planning region

2022 SND Award of Excellence, Best of Digital Design
March 2022 | Use of Commissioned Illustration, 19th News

2022 SND Award of Excellence, Best of Digital Design
March 2022 | Social Media Design, 19th News

2022 Typism Book 8
Selected as one of 190 artists (worldwide) to be featured in Typism Book 8

2021 Typism Book 7
Selected as one of 190 artists (worldwide) to be featured in Typism Book 7

2021 AIGA Austin Artist Spotlight, 4 Weeks in Black
Feb. 2021 | AIGA Austin Chapter

2019 Guest Letter Artist, EC Flagship Store, Domain Northside
Jan. 2019 | Guest artist at a private event for Instagram influencers.

2019 Culture SuperStar Award
Feb. 2019 | HomeAway
HomeAway's 'Cultural Superstar' award is a peer-nominated award that recognizes employees who’ve embodied one or more of our values in their daily work or on a particular project. Guiding Principles for this award are centered in:
- Put Yourself in the Shoes of our Customers and Partners
- Be Open and Honest
“Clarice worked tirelessly on 2018 Partner Summit design assets. She collaborated with many people on this work, which was a massive undertaking (as it is every year). She remained open, honest, and positive even under stress, and used her own professional knowledge to shape the creative direction. Her designs were both beautiful and customer-centric and reflected our brand without being a facsimile of other design work. It's an honor and a pleasure to collaborate with someone so skilled in both design and communication". - D. Lachman

2018 Spot Award, Partner Communications
Oct. 2018 | HomeAway
Recognition for employees that have made a big difference and demonstrated our values by jumping in to help with a small project. This award centers around the on-the-spot efforts that positively impact customers or colleagues.

2018 One Team Award: Premier Partner Team
May 2018 | HomeAway
One Team Award recognizes groups that have collaborated together exemplifying heroic efforts and extraordinary drive, resulting in game-changers that have helped enable the business. The Premier Partner Team delivered an impressive MVP solution for Premier Partner's initial US launch ahead of the Honolulu Partner Summit and a subsequent World Wide launch in early December. They broke down barriers demonstrating Openness, Participation, and Mastery to understand the end-to-end solution, creating the first reward-based program in our Marketplace Design.

2016 Print Regional Design Annual Winner
Oct. 2016 | PRINT Magazine
Selected as a winner in the 2016 Print Regional Design Annual (Southwest Region), with the Spiceworks "Data Makes My Heart Beet!" Research & Data package for tech marketers.

2016 Built in Austin Spotlight: "How to build an office employees love" 
Feb. 2016 | Lead Designer, Spiceworks | Built in Austin