Agata Jankowiak – Magpie-in-chief. Sculptress with the diploma (and with honors for the best degree in Poland!) of University of Fine Arts in Poznań and PR expert after Warsaw School of Economics. A nerd who believes that jewelry and its promotion can be written about more professionally than “pretty, pretty, shiny, shiny.” Her articles were published in Elle, Current Obsession and Baltic Jewellery.
Katarzyna Jankowiak – The Magpie with a camera, who knows what she’s doing, as she got her diploma from the University of Fine Arts in Poznań. Photography is so much more for her than “I’m gonna take my iphone out and clicking.” She takes care of the visual side of PicaPica, her photos and videos were published by Apart, W.Kruk, YES, Hannah Martin. Privately: she loves space and Star Wars.
Agnieszka Nowakowska – Magpie proofreader, a real vanquisher of linguistic mistakes. She’s cuckoo about stylistics and syntax. Graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań with a degree in Polish Philology. Her biggest dream is for people to use proper Polish.
Jan Suchodolski is such an amazing goldsmith that his works can be found in museums (such as the Goldsmith Museum in Kazmierz Dolny, Legnica Museum or Gliwice Museum). Along with Marcin Gronkowski, he’s running a famous studio Wasze Obrączki (eng. “Your Rings”), where he takes new couples through the entire process of creating wedding rings. He was a member of the Goldsmithing Artists’ Association, and he got his first awards while most Magpies were knee-high to a grasshopper (“Ofir” in 1995, among others). An endless source of knowledge about gold and goldsmiths.
David Brough is the editor and co-founder of Jewellery Outlook magazine. Professional journalist with a 30-year experience in Reuters, he worked as a foreign correspondent based in the US, Equador, Cyprus and Portugal. He won award of the U.N. FAO for his reporting on global hunger issues. Fluent in French (with a diploma from a philology!), Spanish, Portugal and Italian. In his spare time, he becomes and aquatic animal (on a kayak or another form).
Paulina Słomska: Helps new artists find the answer to the question “What are you going to do after that Academy of Fine Arts?” She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk as an art critic. She also has a diploma from the Gdańsk University in art history and finished the “Modern Art & Ideas” course organized by the Museum of Modern Art. As the originator and founder of the 16deko agency – she’s been supporting and promoting young artists from 2014 – and been very successful at that.
Anna Szewczyk: graduated from AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow in gemology, the science dealing with natural and artificial gemstone materials. She’s qualified to study and identify gemstones. Anthracites, diamonds and agates have always been her love, she combined them with her inclination to unique jewelry designs in 3D technique. Her articles are published in the Rynek Jublierski magazine. Her dream is to have a collection of the most beautiful gemstones in her jewel casket.
Patrycja Chudzińska: Her first earrings were designed by her mother: a leaf from white gold on yellow gold a characteristic “English” clasp. She still has them. She’s very sentimental about the jewelry she wears, as it symbolizes important moments of her life or is a memento from someone close. She graduated in marketing management from the Wrocław University of Economics and in advertising strategy and PR from Warsaw School of Advertising. She comes from the picturesque Masuria, where she develops her creative ideas. She loves travelling Europe, films from the ‘70s, fashion history, a good tea and James Bond. She runs a lifestyle blog love2lux.com in London and designs jewelry in spare time.