M&E Industry Community Leader of the Year – Agnieszka Klich

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Could you please introduce yourself? How did you first get interested in 3D software?

 

Hello, my name is Agnieszka Klich. I studied architecture, which naturally led me to learn 3D software to effectively convey my ideas through visualizations. Early on, I recognized that its visuals, rather than just drawings or schematics, sell the idea. As a result, I placed great emphasis on improving my skills in this area, knowing that it was crucial to my success.

 

How did your career in 3D lead you down the path of specializing in Arch Visualization?

 

I have always enjoyed creating visualizations and recognized their importance. To make a long story short, during my time in Australia, I realized that pursuing a career in this field could help me achieve my life goals and allow me to live life on my own terms. I highly value freedom and the ability to be mobile, and this career path provides me with that opportunity.

 

How did your career in 3D lead you down the path of specializing in Arch Visualization?

 

I have always enjoyed creating visualizations and recognized their importance. To make a long story short, during my time in Australia, I realized that pursuing a career in this field could help me achieve my life goals and allow me to live life on my own terms. I highly value freedom and the ability to be mobile, and this career path provides me with that opportunity.

 

Your channel has amassed over 140k subscribers on YouTube so far. In addition to this highly successful channel, what other kinds of work do you do?

 

Together with my husband, Adam, we have created a platform that provides 3D artists with the necessary tools to create stunning visualizations and animations, enhance their skills, design interiors, and develop and expand their creative business. It's an all-in-one place for 3D artists. In addition, we also undertake arch-viz projects. Furthermore, we have recently become involved in organizing live events - such as 3D Tribe in Poland - to assist creators in learning new approaches, building their networks, and connecting with other artists to exchange ideas.

 

What does an average workday look like for you?

 

My work schedule doesn't follow strict frames or set hours. It varies depending on the number of projects and tasks I have at any given time. Some days, I find myself working longer hours, while on other days, I may work less. I try to divide my day into smaller, manageable pieces and take breaks between my work throughout the day. If I feel the need for a refreshing walk or some exercise, I listen to my body and prioritize self-care.

 

What are some challenges of maintaining a large channel like yours that folks may not realize?

 

It may appear more straightforward than it actually is. The workload is substantial, and you only have a few days to complete it as you always need to prepare the next scheduled video. And this is just one of many tasks you have to accomplish during the day. It requires constant and rigorous effort. Additionally, when you plan to go on vacation or have a busy schedule with other tasks, you must prepare videos in advance.

 

What's the most rewarding part of running ArchVizArtist?

 

One of the most rewarding aspects of having the channel is the feeling that you have a positive influence on people's lives. It's incredibly fulfilling to know that the help and guidance I offer through my channel help others grow and improve. Witnessing their progress and seeing how they benefit from my content brings me great joy. Additionally, having a successful channel opens up various opportunities. For instance, I have been given the chance to perform at conferences and showcase my expertise in front of an arch-viz audience. This allows me to connect with like-minded individuals and professionals in the industry.

 

Why is community important to you?

 

Community plays a vital role in the existence of the channel. It is not just a part of the channel; they are an integral component that fuels its relevance. They are the driving force behind its success, as without the support and engagement of the community, the channel would cease to exist. The community not only motivates and inspires me, but they are also why the channel has a purpose and makes sense in the first place. The community is a constant source of encouragement and feedback, pushing AVA to improve and continually deliver valuable content.

 

What does being part of a community of like-minded creators mean to you?

 

Being part of a community of like-minded creators holds immense significance. It provides a platform for collaboration, learning, and growth. Sharing experiences, knowledge, and expertise with others who share the same passion and interests creates a supportive and inspiring environment. It allows for the exchange of ideas, the discovery of new approaches, and the opportunity to connect with professionals in the industry.

 

What does a healthy online community look like to you?

 

A healthy online community is characterized by mutual respect and constructive communication. It is a space where individuals feel comfortable expressing their opinions, asking questions, and seeking guidance. It promotes a culture of support and encouragement where members uplift and inspire one another.

 

Is this your first year attending AU? What are you most looking forward to?

 

Yes, it is. I hope to meet many new people and engage in conversations with them, learning about their approaches and ways of thinking. Although I have been to the U.S. before, I wasn't in the industry then, so I am eager to familiarize myself with the industry here. Additionally, I am excited to have the opportunity to speak with Autodesk employees in person, as we have been in constant email contact but have never met face-to-face. I am excited to meet them finally!

 

Do you have any advice or tips that would help new artists who may be interested in specializing in Arch Viz?

 

There's so much knowledge and skills to acquire. It may seem overwhelming initially, but it's a process worth embracing. This path requires dedication and perseverance, but trust me, the rewards are priceless. Take the time to practice and refine your craft. Every single day gives you a chance to grow and get better. Don't underestimate the power of continuous learning. The world of arch viz is constantly changing, and there's always something new to discover and explore. Don't limit yourself to just one approach or solution. Embrace the freedom to experiment and think outside the box. The cool thing about this field is its versatility and endless possibilities. By being open to different techniques and ways of doing things, you expand your creative horizons and open up new ways to express your artistry.

 

*This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity*

 

 

 

 

 

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