Hey There! I am a Graphic Designer based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

I believe that simplicity and attention to details is the best way to achieve strong and clear visual communication. My specialities include branding, print, and digital design.

Contact me at nicola@heynicola.com

Hey Again!

My name is Nicola Sznajder (shnigh-der). I sweat the small details and get personal with my pixels.

I have over three years of experience working in companies ranging from large corporations, such as BlackBerry, to smaller volunteer organizations like the Vancouver Fringe Festival, as well as contract work with Simon Fraser University. My experiences have covered a wide range of projects from creating a luxury e-commerce website, to poster designs, and even a BlackBerry branded chocolate bar. I have experience working as part of a successful design team as well as an individual designer bringing a project from conception to completion.

Feel free to check out my LinkedIn for more information.


Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology with a minor in Print and Digital Publishing.

Print Design | Brand Guidelines, Editorial, Packaging, and Signage

Nothing brings me more joy than seeing work printed. I started with my first printed magazine in university to having TEALEAVES' package designs featured on thedieline.com. I am experienced in preparing files for print production and designing layouts for a range of users.

Digital Design | PowerPoint, Social Media Assets, and Web Design

I'm not just a print designer, I think we should make the internet more beautiful and usable. Along with a good understanding of HTML5 and CSS3, I am able to work together with front end developers and ux designers on web projects.


Webby Awards

The Dieline

Smashing Magazine
Desktop Wallpaper Calendars: August 2014

Simon Fraser University
Lyre Magazine: A Creative Place for Students

Simon Fraser University
Students help showcase youth art

Surrey Now Newspaper
‘Extraordinary’ art goes online

After Five

I spend my spare time playing boardgames, knitting, and snapping photos.

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