Arkadiusz Szwed is an artist, designer, and professor. His works are a collage of technical knowledge, sensitivity and creativity. He represents a generation of ceramists who believe that the designer should intentionally and deliberately disturb the technological process to obtain a form that shows the relationship between the process and piece of work. Szwed is involved in applied design and conceptual design, as well as education in industrial design. He graduated from the Faculty of Painting at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce and Design Management at the Da Vinci Collegium in Poznan, Poland. For many years, Szwed was a close assistant of Marek Cecula – educated under his watchful eye and gaining knowledge by witnessing the works of Modus Design, as well as accompanying him during the creation of Design Centrum Kielce and Cmielow Design Studio. He runs his own ceramics studio at the School of Form of SWPS University in Warsaw. He is a professor in the domestic design department; Art Director of the Glitch Lab collective. His works have been shown at prestigious design festivals and exhibitions in Poland and abroad, including Designblok, London Design Festival, V&A Museum, Gdynia Design Days, Museum Europaischer Kulturen, and others.