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Milk Bar provides interactive and branding design solutions for innovative clients – those who dream of making people's live better, easier or simply more delightful.

Founder + Creative Director Joanna Kuczek Founder + Creative Director

Hello, my name is Joanna, I am the Creative Director and Founder of Milk Bar Design. I am on a mission to fearlessly help entrepreneurs visualize their dreams. Equipped with over 14 years of hands-on design experience, ranging from digital agencies like Big Spaceship in Brooklyn, various small design boutiques to large corporations like Toy’s R Us – I am ready to roll up my sleeves, stretch my imagination and make great things happen. I believe good design is good business and in today’s world we need both.

I have earned Master’s Degree in the Designer as Author and Entrepreneur program at The School of Visual Arts in NYC and a BFA in Graphic Design from Rutgers University. While at SVA, I studied under the most renowned designers and faculty such as: Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, Brian Collins and Steven Heller among many others. They have been extremely instrumental in further refining my professional training.

Having grown up in the quaint village of Doly, Poland, I find the need to represent my cultural roots. Therefore, I proudly serve as a Pierogi Ambassador and Founder of Krasula Pierogi Bar in New York City. Even though I am not a chef, I have a passion for coming up with new ideas for pierogi fillings – spicy sausage and kale have been the biggest hit to date.

What we do
Brand design
  • Identity
  • Brand development
  • Infographics
  • Packaging
  • Advertising campaigns
  • Promotional materials
  • Art direction
  • Photo art direction
  • Consultancy
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
Interactive design
  • UX + UI
  • Wireframing
  • Websites
  • E-commerce
  • Mobile apps
  • Digital products
  • Sketch
  • Keynote presentations
  • Content strategy
  • Digital ads
  • Consultancy
  • Code + development

Great work cannot be accomplished alone.

Very often projects call for additional collaboration. In addition to working hands on with our clients, we are happy to have fantastic partners and collaborators.

MANYFOLD is our go to tech team. They can always be counted on for pixel perfect code and development. In fact they have coded this very site!

Awards + Recognition
  • Winner of the Martha Stewart American Made Elevator Pitch Competition
  • Work featured in “New Modernist Type” Steven Heller and Gail Anderson
  • Semifinalist, Adobe Design Achievement & MAX Award: Non-browser Based Design
  • Semifinalist, 2012 Adobe Design Achievement MAX Award: Live Action
  • Work published in Print Magazine
  • New York Times, Infographic published in Sunday Times, July 2011
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