Hi – I’m Irina!

I’m a creative designer from Christchurch, New Zealand working on graphic, web and editorial design.

Originally from Russia I also lived and studied in Germany for a few years before moving to New Zealand four and a half years ago. 

In the past I had been studying Linguistics and Interpretation but some time ago finally found my true passion to be creative design. Now I’ve got a degree in Web and Graphic design and couldn’t be happier about it!

My area of professional interest is wide at the moment – I enjoy working with Photoshop and Illustrator creating beautiful layouts and engaging interfaces. I also find it quite entertaining looking for the right element to target in CSS. But what I find the most exciting part of any design direction is the design process!

How to make a product, be it a website or just a flyer, look more appealing to a client? Where should I place a call-to-action button, so a user can click it straight away? What kind of research should I do to better understand the target audience? These are the problems that I enjoy solving during any – graphic or web – design process.

In my free from work time I love making silver jewellery, playing tennis and travelling around beautiful Aotearoa.