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.
Just a Spoonful of Sugar? / Don't Cut Ties With Your Eyes
To produce a poster that focuses on raising awareness for blindness and loss of vision caused by diabetes for the Poster For Sight competition, run by Sight For All. Just a Spoonful of Sugar? uses the wholesome image of Mary Poppins–however, her eyes are missing to connect the concept to blindness, while the spoon of sugar containing eyeballs links to diabetic-related vision loss.
Don’t Cut Ties’ key message is “don’t cut ties with your eyes”, which is symbolised by the metaphor of the sugar sprinkled scissors, representing the mismanagement of blood sugar levels and poor diet; the frayed rope symbolises the slowly degrading vision loss. Both posters were shortlisted.