Michal Malewicz

๐Ÿ‘‹ Hello.

I'm Michal. I'm a Designer with over 20 years of experience. I managed to work on projects for both Fortune 100 companies and small, agile startups. I also write books, articles, teach, surf and skate. This website features lists of things that I do, or that I find interesting. I listen to my music on an old iPod or vinyl, and my primary phone doesn't run any apps. Nice to see you here! Enjoy! ๐Ÿค—

Last update: July 20th 2024

Three sides of Malewicz

My books and Courses

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๐Ÿ”ฅ My Learning Platform (16,000 users!) ๐ŸŽฌ My Video Course on UI App Layouts ๐ŸŽฌ My Video Course on UI High Fidelity ๐ŸŽฌ My Video Course on presenting your work ๐ŸŽฌ My Video Course on UI based Case Studies ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ No Bullshit Guide to UX eBook - 220 pages (English) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Get Designing User Interfaces eBook - 769 pages (English)

What I do

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๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Designing and building digital products with SQUAREBLACK ๐Ÿคฏ Writing about design, productivity and more ๐ŸŽฌ YouTubing about design (subscribe, huh? ;) ๐ŸŽ“ Lecturing at SWPS University ๐Ÿ“š Writing fiction at "Don't Read it, wait for the movie" ๐Ÿ„ Skateboarding and Surfing ๐Ÿ”ซ Quake 1 playing (game's still great.) ๐ŸŽธ Used to be in these bands: Dust|box, Square Extension, Krop, Malewicz

Social meddling

Feel free to follow / invite
โŒจ๏ธ Medium ๐ŸŽฌ YouTube ๐Ÿ“ธ Instagram (HYPE4Academy) ๐Ÿฆ Twitter ๐Ÿ’ผ LinkedIn ๐Ÿ€ Dribbble

Trend setting

โฌœ๏ธ Accidentaly started the #Neumorphism Trend ;-) โฌœ๏ธ Semi-Accidentaly started the #Glassmorphism Trend ;-) โฌœ๏ธ Completely on purpose started the #AuroraUI Trend ;-) โฌœ๏ธ Completely on purpose outlined the #Neubrutalism Trend ;-)

Upcoming presentations

Where you can see my talks. I travel (worldwide). Booking? Catch me on Twitter!
๐Ÿ—“ Do Good Shit #1 (Live), Sopot, 15 Oct 2019 ๐Ÿ†“ ๐Ÿ—“ Warsztaty UI, Warsaw, 19 Oct 2019 ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ—“ Do Good Shit #2, Sopot Nov 2019 ๐Ÿ†“ ๐Ÿ—“ WUD Trรณjmiasto, Gdynia, 16 Nov 2019 ๐Ÿ†“ ๐Ÿ—“ DesignWays, Krakรณw, 29-30 Nov 2019 ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ—“ Do Good Shit #3, Sopot 10 Dec 2019 ๐Ÿ†“ ๐Ÿ—“ Do Good Shit #4, Sopot, 28 January 2020 ๐Ÿ†“ ๐Ÿ—“ Do Good Shit On Tour #1, Warsaw, TBA ๐Ÿ†“ ๐Ÿ—“ UserConf, Online, 14 September 2020 ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ—“ DesktopFirst UX Summit, Online, 16 September 2020 ๐Ÿ†“ ๐Ÿ—“ Tech3Camp #70, Online, 17 November 2020 ๐Ÿ†“ ๐Ÿ—“ Design for UX Writers Class, Online, 17 December 2020 ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ—“ SquarePlanet community meetup, Online, 1 February 2021 ๐Ÿ†“ ๐Ÿ—“ SWPS Classes, Online, February, April 2021 ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ—“ Vodafone BUZZ, Speed Design overview, 17 February 2021 ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ—“ World IA Day, Los Angeles, CA, 27 February 2021 ๐Ÿ†“ ๐Ÿ—“ CPHUX | UX Book Passion Talk, Online, 31 May 2021 ๐Ÿ†“ ๐Ÿ—“ DesignWays 2021, Krakรณw, 20 September 2021 ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ—“ Beyond Interfaces IDF Webinar, Online, 10 November 2021 ๐Ÿ’ต ๐Ÿ—“ Tech 3Camp, Gdansk, 7 December 2021 ๐Ÿ†“ ๐Ÿ—“ UXCamp Keynote, Zurich, Switzerland, 14 May 2022 ๐Ÿ†“ ๐Ÿ—“ Penpot Fest, Barcelona, Spain, 30 June 2023 ๐Ÿ—“ WeyWeyWeb, Malaga, Spain, 23 November 2023 ๐Ÿ—“ Design To Sell Better, Marbella, Spain, 10 January 2024

Currently playing

๐ŸŽฎ Sekiro

Favorite games of this year

๐Ÿ‘ = Must play! But I mostly pick really good ones ;)

SOMA ๐Ÿ’Ž (masterpiece!)


Cyberpunk 2077 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Half-Life: Alyx ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Kentucky Route Zero ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Doom Eternal

Elden Ring

The Last of us part 2

What remains of Edith Finch ๐Ÿ‘

Death Stranding ๐Ÿ‘

Oxenfree ๐Ÿ‘

Control ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Thimbleweed park ๐Ÿ‘

Firewatch ๐Ÿ‘

Currently listening

๐Ÿฅ REN

Amazing music released this year

I purchase my music either vinyl or MP3s to play on my iPod Classic. No streaming services.

Architects - For Those That Wish to Exist

Puscifer - Existential Reckoning

Bring me the horizon - Posthuman Survival Horror

Marilyn Manson - We are Chaos

Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts V + VI

Currently reading

๐Ÿง Embrace the Suck - Brent Gleeson

Notable books I've read (2016 till now)

This list gets updated regularly. Order is descending - newest first.
๐Ÿ‘ = Must read!

Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand ๐Ÿ‘

Living with the Monks - Jesse Itzler

Fit for Life - Harvey Diamond

Living with a SEAL - Jesse Itzler

Endure - Cameron Hanes

Never finished - David Goggins

Winter Swimming - Dr. Susanna Soberg

Like. Comment. Subscribe. - Mark Bergen

Silicon Values - Jillian York

After Steve - Tripp Mickle ๐Ÿ‘

The Win Without Pitching Manifesto - Blair Enns

Homo Deus - Yuval Noah Harari

Pandemia - Alex Berenson

Blackout - Candace Owens

The Reconnection - Eric Pearl ๐Ÿ‘

The Infinite Game - Simon Sinek

Leaders eat last - Simon Sinek

The Compound Effect - Darren Hardy

An Ugly Truth - Sheera Frenkel, Cecilia Kang

Beyond Order - Jordan Peterson

Woke Inc. - Vivek Ramaswamy

Made to stick - Chip & Dan Heath

Caffeine - Michael Pollan

Hacking Growth - Sean Ellis, Morgan Brown

The Hard Thing about Hard Things - Ben Horowitz

Revelation - Russell Brand

The Everything Store - Brad Stone

The Untethered Soul - Michael A. Singer

Never split the difference - Chris Voss

Chaos Monkeys - Antonio Garcia-Martinez

๐Ÿ‘ Walden TWO - B.F. Skinner

Steal like an artist - Austin Kleon

๐Ÿ‘ The Age of Surveillance Capitalism - Shoshana Zuboff (it's VERY scary)

Atomic Habits - James Clear

The Wim Hof Method - Wim Hof

๐Ÿ‘ Madness of Crowds - Douglas Murray

๐Ÿ‘ No encore for the donkey - Doug Stanhope

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Why we Sleep? - Matthew Walker

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Breath - James Nestor

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ The Wedge - Scott Carney

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Just Breathe - Dan Brule

The Way of The Iceman - Wim Hof

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ What Doesn't Kill Us - Scott Carney

Extreme Ownership - Jocko Willink

Nameless series - Dean Koontz

Stillness is the key - Ryan Holiday

Business for Punks - James Watt

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Ego is the Enemy - Ryan Holiday

Rzeczy, ktรณrych nie wyrzuciล‚em - Marcin Wicha

๐Ÿ‘ Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell

๐Ÿ‘ This is NOT fame - Doug Stanhope

Superfans - Pat Flynn

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Sapiens - Yuval Noah Harari

๐Ÿ‘ Tools of the Titans - Tim Ferriss

Emigracja - Malcolm XD

๐Ÿ‘ Jak Przestaล‚em Kochaฤ‡ Design - Marcin Wicha

๐Ÿ‘ Nobody Wants to Read your Shit - Steven Pressfield

ScrewJack - Hunter S. Thompson

๐Ÿ‘ Hacking Growth - Sean Ellis

The 4-hour Body - Tim Ferriss

Sell Like Crazy - Sabri Suby

The Night Window - Dean Koontz

Zatoka ลšwiล„ - Boลผena Aksamit, Piotr Gล‚uchowski

๐Ÿ‘ Can't hurt me - David Goggins

๐Ÿ‘ New Thinking - Dagogo Altraide

๐Ÿ‘ The War of Art - Steven Pressfield

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook - Gary Vaynerchuk

Woke - Titania McGrath

Bad Blood - John Carreyrou

Dark Rivers of the Heart - Dean Koontz

๐Ÿ‘ Surely you're joking mr Feynman! - Richard p. Feynman

Benjamin Franklin - Walter Isaacson

Rich dad, poor dad - Robert T. Kiyosaki

Forbidden door - Dean Koontz

The 4 hour work week - Tim Ferriss

Shady Characters - Keith Houston

Crooked Staircase - Dean Koontz

The Whispering Room - Dean Koontz

The Silent Corner - Dean Koontz

Nicely Said - Kate Kiefer Lee, Nicole Fenton

Rework - David Heinemeier Hansson, Jason Fried

Mr Murder - Dean Koontz

Twilight Eyes - Dean Koontz

Sprint - Jake Knapp

Zero to One - Peter Thiel

๐Ÿ‘ 12 Rules for Life - Jordan B. Peterson

Chase - Dean Koontz

Ready, Player One - Ernest Clive

The art of the argument - Stefan Molyneux

John McAfee's Last stand - Joshua Davis

๐Ÿ‘ Michel Houellebecq - Submission

๐Ÿ‘ Michel Houellebecq - Atomised

Karl Marx Never Bathed - Sander Laanemaa

๐Ÿ‘ Dangerous - Milo

The servants of twilight - Dean Koontz

Tick, Tock - Dean Koontz

Gerald's Game - Stephen King

Rose Madder - Stephen King

Cell - Stephen King

Shadowfires - Dean Koontz

Life Expectancy - Dean Koontz

๐Ÿ‘ Digging up mother - Doug Stanhope

๐Ÿ‘ Pygmy - Chuck Palahniuk

Ashley Bell - Dean Koontz

๐Ÿ‘ Jailbird - Kurt Vonnegut

End of Watch - Stephen King

Anthem - Ayn Rand

๐Ÿ‘ Don't hurt people and don't take their stuff - Matt Kibbe

๐Ÿ‘ Cat's Cradle - Kurt Vonnegut

Slaughterhouse five - Kurt Vonnegut

Elon Musk - Ashlee Vance

The virtue of selfishness - Ayn Rand

๐Ÿ‘ Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

๐Ÿ‘ Futuristic violence and fancy suits

๐Ÿ‘ The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand

๐Ÿ‘ Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand

Cold Fire - Dean Koontz

Finders, Keepers - Stephen King

Stories you can't unread - Chuck Palahniuk

The Vision - Dean Koontz

Life Expectancy - Dean Koontz

Midnight - Dean Koontz

Intensity - Dean Koontz

๐Ÿ‘ A brief history of time - Stephen Hawking

Desperation - Stephen King

Color Psychology - Richard G. Lewis

Revival - Stephen King

๐Ÿ‘ The Dark Tower (all books, skip the terrible movie) - Stephen King

Mr Mercedes - Stephen King

๐Ÿ‘ Watchers - Dean Koontz

Joyland - Stephen King

Jony Ive - Leander Kahney

๐Ÿ‘ I can make you hate - Charlie Brooker

๐Ÿ‘ World War Z - Max Brooks

Phoenix - Chuck Palahniuk

The drivers guide to hitting pedestrians - Andersen Prunty

๐Ÿ‘ This book is full of spiders - David Wong

๐Ÿ‘ John dies at the end - David Wong

Like a Virgin - Richard Branson

๐Ÿ‘ Masters of Doom - David Kushner

๐Ÿ‘ Soft Machine - William S Burroughts

Guttenberg the Geek - Jeff Jarvis

Life - Keith Richards

๐Ÿ‘ The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe

๐Ÿ‘ American Scream - Cynthia True

๐Ÿ‘ Agent of Evolution - Kevin Booth, Michael Bertin

Fear and Loathing on a campaign trail - Hunter S. Thompson

๐Ÿ‘ Hell's Angels - Hunter S. Thompson

๐Ÿ‘ Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson

๐Ÿ‘ Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk

The Rum Diary - Hunter S. Thompson

The Great Shark Hunt - Hunter S. Thompson

And many more including "Jak Wojtek Zostaล‚ Straลผakiem", "Wiersze dla Dzieci - Julian Tuwim" and "Lord of the Rings".
Also I've read all the Witcher books and played all the games.