I am a multidisciplinary designer, specialising in creating beautiful visual brand identities that resonate with your audience. 

Design is something you live and breathe. It goes beyond what you merely ‘see’ as good design enhances all of your senses. 

Hi there, I am Creative Director and Lead Designer, Chelsea Zgierski–Johnston. I founded Chelseaz Design with a focus on creating beautifully crafted bespoke design that harmoniously resonates with your audience. I am a multidisciplinary designer who has a passion for all the creative fields. Having lived abroad, I have developed a diverse skillset and international portfolio which I believe gives me the creative edge.


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So, who is Chelsea?

I am a graphic designer but also, in my free time, a rock climber, hiker, photographer, board gamer, Netflix enthusiast, and intrepid traveller. New Zealand is home but I have been working remotely since 2015 enjoying the diverse culture and lifestyle of Europe. I am currently based in the Black Forest / Freiburg im breisgau, Germany, and previously was in London, United Kingdom.


I’ve been an enthusiastic creative as long as I can remember. As a child I’d spend countless hours illustrating characters, creating cities, conjuring up typefaces and spending hours on the infamous Microsoft Paint making blobs.


All this creative energy was honed in higher education where I studied, and was awarded a Masters of Architecture. However, this didn’t quite quench my creative thirst so, after a teaser in industry, I decided to go back to University to study graphic design. Here I knew I had discovered my calling, obtaining a Diploma with Distinction and winning an industry award – Highly Commended in Design. Since then, I’ve never looked back!