Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire

Maggie Mroczek 

BA [Hons] Visual Communication Design

Hi, my name is Maggie and I'm a Graphic Designer based in Dublin. My work focuses on image-making, typography, and bold visual identities. I also have a keen interest in designing for experiences using motion and 3D. As a designer I'm passionate about keeping my work expressive and exploring new areas and approaches, while creating research-based solutions.


Stork is a mobile app that is aimed at families with young children. It encourages children's independence through a shared family calendar, journey assistant, and integrated map.

Children travelling independently receive helpful reminders based on calendar events, and parents receive key updates using a simplified form of respectful location sharing.

In this way, Stork aims to give both parents and children a sense of security and control grounded in mutual respect.

Freedom, God and Solidarity: The Revival of Polish Nationalism

Solidarity was a trade union that formed in 1980 and turned into a national anti-authoritarian social movement that is largely attributed to ending communist rule in Poland, achieved with the help of the Catholic Church as a key figure that helped Solidarity in their opposition to the Communist Party.

My thesis analyses the revival of a dormant Polish nationalism, highlighting the ephemera of Solidarity, and other resistance media, from 1981–1989. The objects in this thesis are examined under two prevalent themes of religion and nationalism. My thesis aims to demonstrate how the medium of print acts as a tool of communication for protest, and its role in establishing a sense of national identity for a nation. The themes and arguments presented are be supported by visual artefacts including Solidarity’s prints, photography and other resistance media from that decade.