Leah Zahorujko is a 23 year-old designer and illustrator and a recent graduate of a Masters degree in Visual Communication at the University of South Australia, Adelaide. She previously graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Communication in 2012 at the same university, majoring in Graphic Design.
Her particular interests within the design profession are illustration, print design (posters and publications such as magazine design), as well as web design and typography. She enjoys working with both traditional and digital media.
She is inspired by a multitude of different things, including Lana Del Rey, flowers and botanical gardens, historical female figures, bright and pastel colours, gold and silver, Art Deco and Art Nouveau, Impressionism, mythology and folklore, Gods and Goddesses of ancient civilisations, Philosophy, Egyptology and Archaeology, crystals, wanderlust and beautiful fabrics and prints, to name a few.
To develop an invitation (both digital and physical), poster and dust-cover to promote the launch of Dr Julie Nichols’ published thesis. The concept focussed on melding both medieval European and Southeast Asian cultures together in a traditional T-O map format, frequently used in Medieval cartography. The invitation utilised a variation on the Turkish map fold, a specific fold that creates an interesting pop-up effect when opened.