Marek Kultys

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Science Practice and Ctrl Group

Lead Designer May 2013–present

Designer October 2012–May 2013
I currently lead design of two expert platforms: in genomics and clinical trials data. Both projects are at early stage and we work in an agile way, which means we prototype a lot and test with users frequently. I also lead our work on designing training experiences for patients who suffer from chronic diseases, which involves directing instructional films. On a daily basis I manage our relationship with clients and science partners. In 2014 I wrote our winning application for Innovate UK funding.


Product Designer September 2013–November 2014
I led product design, visual identity, and user research work for bento's personal biotechnology lab during its early prototyping phase, later leading to a successful launch on Kickstarter in 2016.


Designer October 2011–June 2013
I worked with Immunocore as a freelancer on several projects, including design of visualisations that explain their cancer treatment technology, and design of modular templates for science posters.


Think(in) Visual Communication conference Workshop leader 2014

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

Zurich University of the Arts BA Interaction Design 2007

Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts BA Product Design 2004–2008


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)