Marek Kultys

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Science Practice and Ctrl Group

Team and Design Lead August 2017–present

Lead Designer February 2015–August 2017

Designer October 2012–February 2015
At Science Practice I lead the work of our BioDesign team where we design and prototype software tools for better discovery, understanding, and utilisation of life science data. At Ctrl Group I design digital medical interventions, training experiences, and health data reports for use by patients and clinicians in care setting.

Independent Design Professional

June 2005–present
As an independent designer, I solved design problems and created design solutions for a wide range of clients, including Immunocore, Cadbury Wedel, Polish Ministry of Finance, Warsaw Municipal Office. Since 2013 I've been focusing my activity on writing, leading design workshops, and teaching.


Product Design Lead September 2013–January 2015
I led product design and user research for bento's personal biotechnology lab during its early prototyping phase, later leading to a successful launch on Kickstarter in 2016.


Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice Workshop lecturer 2017

Pedagogical University of Kraków Guest lecturer 2015

Medialab Katowice Workshop leader 2013

City University London Guest lecturer 2012–2014

Dynamic Media Institute (MassArt) Guest lecturer 2012–2013

IEEE Vis conferences Tutorial leader 2012–2013


Central Saint Martins MA, Communication Design 2009–2011

Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts BA, Product Design 2004–2008

Zurich University of the Arts Erasmus exchange, Interaction Design 2007


Schwarz R.F., et al., 2016. ALVIS: interactive non-aggregative visualization and explorative analysis of multiple sequence alignments. Nucleic Acids Research 44(8): e77

Kultys M., 2015. Simulation in Creating Cities. In: K. Piekarski, ed. 2015. Data-Driven Methods for City Research and Exploration. Katowice: Institution of Culture. pp.74–78

Kultys M., et al., 2014. Sequence Bundles: a novel method for visualising, discovering and exploring sequence motifs. BMC Proceedings 8(Suppl 2): S8

Kultys M., 2013. Visual Alpha—Beta—Gamma: Rudiments of Visual Design for Data Explorers. Parsons Journal for Information Mapping 5(1)