Emilia Karolina Miękisz
Who is to blame?


Commissioned | New Talent

Why did you make this work:
I was given the article from New York Times "CSI: Earth" by Gavin Schmidt, about how scientists become forensic scientists/detectives who trace fingerprints on earth to see who/what is responsible for climate change. The task was to illustrate this article in a serious way, not funny. The title of the article was changed after the illustration was done to: How Scientists Cracked the Climate Case.

How was the illustration used:
It was used in the on-line Op-Ed New York Times Article https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/24/opinion/climate-change-global-warming-trump.html

How did you make this work:
Since in the text it was mentioned several times how fingerprints can trace what is causing the climate change I decided this to be my main basis for the illustration. I used the ink for the stamps to do the fingerprints, just like they do in the police (the original title of the article was CSI Earth, so it was a natural thing to do). Then I modified it in photoshop and did a small animation.

Commissioner Name :
James Datz
Commissioner Company :
New York Times

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Polish-Japanese Academy of Information and Technology in Warsaw, Poland
New Media Art
Year of Graduation:
July 2019

Emilia Miękisz is a graphic&motion designer and illustrator based in Warsaw but usually on the move, eager to explore new cultures and designs. She has a passion for learning languages but discovered that the visual language is her favorite one. After BA in Philosophy she took a new turn and is now finishing her BA in Communication Design at PJAIT in Warsaw. She was a co-illustrator and graphic designer of the book “Gyubal Wahazar”, awarded certificate of typographic excellence from Type Directors Club.