CV

Personal information

name: Ula Kapala
current residence: Dublin, Ireland

Contact information

email: ukapala at gmail
phone: +353 868 45 2443

Work Experience (examples)

General non-profit and commercial projects over the time:

2006

  • One month of training practice at the photographic laboratory “Fotocentrum No1″, ul Odrzańska 24-29, Wrocław, Poland.
    • Responsibilities:
      • Developing of black and white and colour negative films
      • Making digital colour prints
      • Passport and ID photography
      • Digital restoration of photographs
      • Customer Service
  • First place in a competition for a leaflet design for Wroclaw Schools OF Photography (PHO-BOS and Afa).
  • Design for the https://www.visioneurope.net/ website – for the firm “SIGNOFF Marcin Kowalski”, Warsaw, Poland.

2005

  • Design and HTML/CSS structure for the www.sklep-vision.com.pl website – (unavailable at the moment) for the firm “SIGNOFF Marcin Kowalski”, Warsaw
  • Design of advertising leaflets for the “SIGNOFF Marcin Kowalski” firm.

2004

  • Running a two week long drawing and painting classes  for children during winter holidays at the “Hobbit” foundation, Wroclaw, Poland. (http://fundacja-hobbit.pl)

2003

  • Design of a series of album covers for the ANYMUSIC company.
  • Running a two week long drawing and painting workshops for children during winter holidays at the “Hobbit” foundation, Wroclaw, Poland. (http://fundacja-hobbit.pl)

Education

  • 2006 – 2007 – Private school of photography PHO-BOS in Wroclaw, Poland
  • 1997 – 2004 – Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland (course of education: painting and graphic) – Graduated 2004, Masters Degree (Master of Fine Arts)
  • 2004 – “ABC of photography” additional course organized by Wroclaw Photography Schools
  • 2000 – Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
  • 1993 – 1997 – II High School in Wroclaw, Poland
  • 1996 – Cambridge First Certificate in English

Skills (examples in the portfolio)

  • general very good knowledge and use of bitmap images editing software (e.x.: Adobe Photoshop, GIMP).
  • good practice in preparing and optimalization graphic images both for print and for web.
  • general good knowledge and use of vector images editing software (e.x.: Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator)
  • very good knowledge of HTML, XHTML and CSS
  • freehand drawing
    • realistic style
    • cartoon style
    • my personal style
  • general graphic design
  • webdesign
  • advanced digital photography edition
  • advanced digital restoration of damaged photos
  • good knowledge of the “Wordpress” blogging software
  • good knowledge and use of the CVS system
  • good knowledge and use of the “Bugzilla” system
  • skills in a variety photo developing techniques, such as:
  • making traditional black and white and colour prints using an enlarger
  • making digital prints using a digital minilab
  • developing traditional black and white negative films
  • general photography

Other skills and hobbies:

  • singing
  • jewelry making and other crafts
  • science-fiction films and tv shows
  • cats

Languages

  • Mother tongue: Polish
  • Other languages:
    • English (excellent reading, writing and speaking skills)
    • German (basic reading and writing skills)