Hello, I am Zanna Olestsik – graphic designer based in Edinburgh, UK.

Originally from Tallinn, Estonia I moved overseas to Edinburgh in 2011 to study Creative Advertising and fell in love with the castles, fog and the mountains.  I love creating distinctive identities for companies anywhere in the world.

In my free time I explore different drawing and printing techniques, grow chilies, cook, and do some aerial dancing.

I am always on the look out for new exciting projects – so if you like what I do and you have something in mind – please get in touch.

I am always actively seeking for ways to improve and further my skills through side projects and self education. With a strong interest in print design, photography, illustration, branding and ux design I look to explore these areas further within my side projects.

My CV is available on request.

Qualifications:

MSc in Creative advertising – Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK

BSc in Advertising and Image-making – Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia

Services:

Graphic design – Visually engaging, consistent with brand ideology that stands out and gets your message across.

Web design – Strong focus on user experience (planning, creating wireframes & mockups), graphic design for web, user interface design.

Advertising – Creative advertising ideas that work across a variety of media, including print, TV, outdoor and online.

Branding – Full distinctive visual identity (logo, business cards, promotional items, product packaging, patterns).

Illustration – From icons for website and character design to technical and fine art illustration.

Photography – Product photography, photo retouching, photo manipulation.

Skills:

  • Very good knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe Premier Pro & After Effects, Sketchup
  • 4+ years of experience in a versatile graphic designer role
  • Good knowledge of responsive design
  • I am a good team player but also happy to work on my own
  • Good knowledge of UI design
  • Ability to wireframe and apply UX principles to my design process
  • Conceptual thinker
  • Ability to research and develop a deep understanding of target audience and marketing strategy
  • Good project management skills
  • Experienced creating distinctive brand identities
  • Good photography skills