Born and raised in Poland, Ola's first MFA was from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw in puppetry design. She went on to the Yale School of Drama where she received her second MFA in theater design, studying with renowned professors including Ming Cho Lee, Jane Greenwood and Jennifer Tipton. There, her work was awarded the Donald and Zorca Oenslager Fellowship and the Eldon Elder Scholarship for International Design Students.
Ola's unique talents as a designer for the stage and screen came to light during this time - of marrying a profound understanding of story with production design on a macro and micro level. Her gift for collaboration also began to become apparent as she formed lifelong relationships with directors, writers, producers and actors
Ola recently wrapped final season as Production Designer on the AMC 80's/90's TV show Halt and Catch Fire created by Christopher C. Rogers and Christopher Cantwell, produced by Jeff Freilich and Melissa Bernstein. During this period, Ola worked with multiple renowned directors, including Michael Morris, Juan José Campanella and Karyn Kusama, among others.
Additionally, Ola’s work can be seen on seasons 1 and 2 of Madam Secretary created by Barbara Hall and Morgan Freeman, Adult Beginners written by Nick Kroll, Jeff Cox and Liz Flahive direcetd by Ross Katz , starring Nick Kroll, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale and numerous Sundance films including The Skeleton Twins, starring Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, and Ty Burrell - written and directed by Craig Johnson; ; and Ass Backwards, a quirky, female-driven comedy directed by Chris Nelson. Ola's work is also featured in Ryan O'Nan's Brooklyn Brothers Beat The Best which had its premiere at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival.
Ola lives in New York City with her husband Andrzej Jachimczyk, philosopher and documentarian. Her infectious sense of humor and generous personality coupled with her intense dedication to the craft of storytelling for stage and screen has led to many repeat collaborations and a career that spans many genres, periods and worlds in film, television and theater.
Ola is represented by Mira Yong @ WME Agency.
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