Design is something you live and breathe. It goes beyond what you merely ‘see’ as good design enhances all of your senses.
Creative Director and Lead Designer, Chelsea Zgierski–Johnston founded Chelseaz Design with a focus on creating beautifully crafted bespoke design that harmoniously resonates with your audience. She is a multidisciplinary designer who has a passion for all the creative fields. Having lived abroad Chelsea has developed a diverse skillset and international portfolio which gives her the creative edge.
Chelsea’s Story –
Hello, I am Chelsea, the one woman show behind Chelseaz Design. 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, 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!
I am really enjoying the opportunities of living and working in Europe as it has diversified my portfolio and expanded my skill set.
We have worked with studios and clients alike from all over the world in all languages and disciplines.
23 Degrees—Aelia Duty Free—Auckland University Rock and Alpine Club—British Lands—British MP Alok Sharma—Casamore Mediterranean Cuisine—Chorus—Coverdale Barclay—Crabtree and Evelyn—Dominion Road School—Dux—Elia Language Services—EMP—Foodstuffs NZ—Frank Bale—Freshmax Group—Gerbermühle—Glazie—Institut für Experimentelle Kardiovaskuläre Medizin—ITN Productions—Magic Pony Technology—Marley—Massey Gardens—Mercer NZ—Morgen Schwarzwald Design Studio—New Zealand Heart Foundation—Peaceful Learning—Portland Design Associates—Roomers—Schwarzwälder Hof—Sovereign Insurance—Stefan Strumbel—Sumo Australia—Sustainable Coastlines—Tenfold Creative—The Crossing—The Suitory—Unitec Institute of Technology—USG Boral—Vivify—Wall-it.