Željka Županić is an award-winning graphic designer with vast experience working with clients across different business sectors. For the last 15 years, she has been hired by numerous design studios and agencies worldwide. Her specialisation is corporate branding with a focus on creating logotypes. However, since moving to Dublin in 2016, she has worked extensively on numerous corporate annual reports, reviews and outlooks, salary surveys, and tourism strategies for diverse organisations, planning authorities and local government councils in Ireland. In addition, her track record in packaging design led to an invitation to be a guest lecturer at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Dublin, in 2017 and 2018. At the begining of 2022, she started working for Cogs&Marvel as an associate creative director on developing strong storytelling for live and digital brand experiences for companies such as Pinterest, Google, Meta, and Microsoft.
In 2022 she also made her first short film out of an editing exercise which encouraged her to study filmmaking in 2022/2023.
Zeljka is open to new freelance commissions and collaborations.
Art Directors Club (ADC) Young Guns, New York, USA, in 2023
Design Graduate Design Award, Ireland, in 2018
Design Graduate Design Award, Ireland, in 2017
British Photography Association (BPA) 1998 // Irish Design Institute (IDI) // Croatian Design Association (HDD) // Irish Design Institute Council from 2016 to 2020
AWARDS and PUBLICATIONS
IDI Irish Design Awards 2017, Finalist // Art Directors Club (ADC), Finalist, New York // ED award, Bronze, Europe // Hiibrand, Merit award, Japan // Festo, Small bell, Croatia // Festo, Small bell, Croatia // Graphis Advertising Annual, USA // Kak magazine, Russia // Young Guns Exhibition, New York // Featured at Icograda, 2005., Canada // 13/14 Croatian Graphic Design