Marcin Ignac

[100515] Marcin Ignac is a programmer and interaction designer who joined shiftcontrol in late 2009.

Marcin earned a Bachelor's in Computing Science from Poznan University of Technology, Poland. He continued his education in the area of Intelligent Decision Support Systems for 2-years but made the decision to leave after discovering the Intermedia course at Faculty of Multimedia Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts where he played with interactive art installations and visualisations. In 2008 he moved to Copenhagen to study at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design where he met Jørgen from shiftcontrol. After a few projects together they decided to tighten collaboration and when Marcin graduated from CIID he joined the team.

Constantly looking for inspiration he never refuses to try new interfaces and software, or to develop his own. He perceives himself to be an artist and an engineer rolled in to one, so in his projects he tries to mix his passion for graphics with the art of programming. In his explorations he focuses on data visualization, generative graphics and user interfaces. Trying to show the beauty behind the numbers he never forgets about the user and usability of the final product.

Marcin is active member of the Polish demoscene group DMA, where he tries to move pixels in 3d space to the rhythm of electronic music.

His works were showcased at exhibitions and festivals in Poznan/PL, Aarhus/DK and Bingen am Rhein/DE.

Contact: Marcin Ignac,

Read more about Marcin's ideas and process on his blog