The designer graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw where he studied painting, illustration and poster design. Growing up in an artistic family, graphic art has always been close to his heart: his parents were important figures in the Polish art world.
His illustrations have appeared in prestigious newspapers and magazines like The New York Times, Le Monde and The New Yorker. He has worked on a wide range of graphic projects: from article illustrations, logos, and portraits. In the 90’s, Pągowski was involved in the creation of decorative initials for weekly publications.
One of the most significant projects in Pągowski’s career was his collaboration with the Japanese fashion house Comme des Garçons and its founder, Rei Kawakubo. In 2000 the designer developed the patterns used in their main collection. In 2002 the artist created the famous PLAY logo for Comme des Garçons: the red heart with black eyes became a cult trademark of the brand. Since 2010, Pągowski develops print designs for the BLACK fashion line, used on all sorts of clothing and accessories.