Graphic Design

I am continuing to expand my skills into the world of graphic arts — particularly Photoshop and Illustrator for Mac (I have them on both iMac and Macbook Air) and am using iPad apps like Art Studio. I love the digital landscape for art because I am an artistic person to begin with. This was a natural transition for me and I am hooked learning new techniques — like manipulation of layers, vector masks, and shadows.

[Note]: I also have a separate and graphic-designed website here. Check out my portfolio, which includes more samples than on this site and blog.

Here is a resume I created entirely in Illustrator focusing just on my graphic work:


PDF file

Here is my Dribble account with many Bitmap/raster samples.

Again, here is my graphic design website called Artistic Counterculture. Some of my favorite samples below:


Artificial Intelligence Concept:

Some driverless car (autonomous vehicles) graphic design I created originally from a graphite sketch and imported into my iPad and subsequently Illustrator. I used these in a Forbes articles related to the topic I also wrote.

Below are pixel art alongside digital illustration work I’ve created (also in the illustration section, but decided to include it here since that section focuses mostly on traditional art I’ve created):



Below I will keep editing and arranging the sample works as I add new content.  I mostly have kept it chronological from top to bottom (latest to oldest), but not always. Sometimes it is based on what I want to showcase most or like most as well.

Mixed media (my own photograhy incuded):


Cloud computing abstract concept from scratch:

Workers working alongside machines:

Another version from the same set I recently fixed (the logs)
Latest version of my 'Day Laborer' design
The Dentist:

Obscure data flow:

warrior sees pixelized tower in scanlines

Theme of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence:

The car as it went from me experimenting with pixel art to interesting illustrator effects or filters:

The flight:

Some new landscape illustrations all done digitally by me experimenting with brushes and filters (mixed Procreate work with Artstudio Pro):

A Google concept image:

An Apple concept where I created everything from scratch including the iPad:

Taking the concept further of combining digital illustration with photography. I’ve added photography I’ve taken in Barcelona (the columns on sides of doorway as well as the to ghostly figures that were statues from National Museum in Warsaw I edited and added with low opacity. The rest is from my own assets or digital graphics I’ve created and am reusing, albeit revising, for this piece:


Some comic book style fantasy art backdrop:

Below is one of my revent ideas to do a project on quantum computing or as I called it, “Out of This World Computing.” Everything is done by me as I took old projects and put them together with a filter into this almost stone-looking Egyptian structure:

Here is my latest Vector-based project using Illustrator on Mac — I used a photograph I took on iPad near me to represent cloud computing and networking, but the rest is all done in Illustrator:


Some more of my pure vector work using Illustrator — this time the concept is Bitcoins:


I wanted to do something entirely hand-crafted on iPad not cut and pasted in a sense. This was a digital illustration done on iPad using a stylus before I bought the Apple Pencil. The idea was to do a cloud computing concept:


Mac Computer Concept (2018):

Bird through clouds (2018) – I drew this bird digitally on iPad and used my own sky photography for background art:

More variations:

I inserted the bird flying i to Adobe Illustrator, vectorized it by tracing and added some filters and other changes:

A graphic I created for a blog post related to iPad Anonymity via VPN:


Here is a piece I did a few years back for PC World (TechHive blog at the time) where I wrote and researched this entire story and added this image using photoshop and scaling from public image database (as well as Apple’s website for the devices and TV shot):



Edit: Some more of my recent work (late 2017):

Artificial Intelligence concept (2017):

Here are some samples of my latest content crearion (the iPads below were entirely hand drawn using my finger on the iPad screen and an app called Art Studio for iPad):

Minimalism concept (more here):


Using basic digital imagine apps on iPad combined with some of my photography and some of my traditional, pastel-based, artwork to create a mini collage of sorts:


Polish Eagle:


Showcase 2 video promo:

All artwork included in this article was created by me (Maciej Duraj) and is copyrighted If you want to use it, contact me and we can also work on further work for commissions.

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