Dominika Jackowska is a freelance animator, storyteller and workshop facilitator currently based in Edinburgh. Born in Poland, Dominika studied BA Hons in Animation at Edinburgh College of Art, specializing in stop-motion filmmaking.
Having held positions within companies such as Kolik Films, she has worked on shows like the BAFTA Award-winning animated series OOglies. Recently worked on animation projects in partnership with Edinburgh Printmakers and Community Land Scotland.
Since graduating in 2017, she has progressively developed her skill set, expanding her mixed-media animation style as well as exploring the boundaries between sound design and animation through interactive installations.
Most recently, Dominika exhibited her playful and participatory “Interactive Lightbox” sound and visual installation at V&A Dundee (The Arcadia 2019 Press Play Tay Late), The Royal Scottish Academy (SSA & VAS 2020) and the Edinburgh Festival of Sound 2020. Her work has also been in Edinburgh’s Filmhouse, Hidden Door Festival and White space, as well as exhibitions in BWA Tarnow in Poland.
Dominika shares her excitement and knowledge of animation through facilitating workshops for children and young people. She has worked across Scotland to deliver activities as a Lead Facilitator with The Zoom Club (animation and digital arts) on a diverse spectrum of digital arts projects with partners such as Puppet Animation Festival Scotland, Edinburgh International Science Festival and the Wellcome Trust. Recently worked with organisations such as Tinderbox, Tinderbox Lab and Lyra.
Always open to exploring new concepts and experimenting with different styles, please contact Dominika to discuss any potential projects, workshops or design challenge ideas.
Flow (2021) by Lauren Jamieson - Animator & Concept Art Designer
She Climbs Higher (2021) by Gordon Craig - Animator 2D
Story of Bridgend (2021) Community Land Scotland - Project Coordinator & Animator
Secret Life (2020) Edinburgh Printmaker - Creator, Director, Animator
Ku Pamieci, Obrazy Ktore Ozyly 2 (2020 - in progress) - Creator, Director, Animator
On The Move, Spain (2019) Creator, Director, Animator
Ku Pamieci, Obrazy Ktore Ozyly (2018) - Creator, Director, Animator
Carrot Quest (2017) - Creator, Director, Animator
Elements (2016) - Assistant Animator
OOglies Season 3 (2015) - Art Department
Accident (2015) Assistant Director, Prop & Set Maker
The Zoom Club - Summerhall, 2015 (2015) - Project Assistant
Short Shorts (2015) - Creator, Director, Animator
Crow’s Diary (2015) - Creator, Director, Animator
Muffin Man and Relationship Problems (2014) - Creator, Director, Animator
Bunzzila (2014) - Creator, Director, Animator
Underground (2014) - Creator, Director, Animator
Prayer by Ewa Chrusciel, Trafika Europe (2014) - Creator, Director, Animator
Two Chickens one Bike (2014) - Creator, Director, Animator
SCREENINGS & EXHIBITIONS
2020 Feb - The Edinburgh Festival of Sound (Edinburgh, UK, Teviot Row House) “Room to Play”
2020 Jan - Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh, UK) SSA & VAS “Hands-on”
2019 Sep - Custom House, Leith (Edinburgh, UK) “Room to Paly”
2019 May - V&A Dundee ( Dundee, UK) Arcadia 2019 “Press Play”
2019 Apr - Custom House, Leith (Edinburgh, UK) “Room to Paly”
2018 Jan-Feb - BWA Tarnow (Tarnow, Poland) "WidzeNie" "Seeing"
2017 Jun - ECA, The University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, UK) Degree Show
2015 Feb-Mar - WhiteSpace (Edinburgh, UK) “Shorts”
2015 May - Hidden Door Festival (Edinburgh, UK) Film Screening “Shorts