Digital illustrations for various projects and clients.
HEAVY META DRAGON
Marie is the conceptual designer and creative director of the Heavy Meta Dragon art car currently on tour across North America.
Heavy Meta is a 30’ long, 19’ tall metallic dragon vehicle with interactive fire, sound, kinetic, and light components. Built atop a GM bus, the project is entirely designed and fabricated in Toronto. Its skin is clad in hand-cut, hand-welded sheet metal, and its wings and mouth articulate and shoot fire. Destined for Burning Man, and located in Toronto when not on tour around North America, Heavy Meta is Canada's largest art car. It has appeared at music festivals, Maker Faires, and regional burns in New York, Ontario, Quebec, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Illustrative promotional event posters and banners.
Original vector illustration and typography by Marie Poliak.
Facebook event image header.
Original watercolor portraits.
Logos and Branding
The Prodigal Swan was a collaborative art piece by Dust to Dust collective. Marie created original concept art and aided the building of the mobile sculpture. The Prodigal Swan made a public debut at the Burning Man arts festival in 2016.
Photography by Trey Ratcliff
Fabrication lead Dustin Hoffman.
Photography by Dustin Hoffman.
Photography by Trey Ratcliff.
Various catalog spreads, packaging design and advertising material for the Zebra Pen Corporation.
Illustrations commissioned by the oceans department of Greenpeace USA. CATO is a annual guidebook that compares seafood sustainability between major retailers in the United States.
CATO 7 in print.
With extensive work in the apparel industry for over 6 years, Marie has worked with private labels, licensed vendors and leading manufactures. Marie currently operates her own e-commerce store CanadaThreads.com.