My name is Diana Ziv and I am a digital designer and graphic designer with over 20 years experience working in a selection of creative disciplines, for a few very specific sectors of the local market, property advertising design, product design for home interiors and publication design (including digital publishing).
The style of work I aim to produce is high end and beautifully crafted, regardless of the type of project I produce. The importance of design aesthetics in visual design has been proven to affect a customers decision to make a purchase, this extends to all design disciplines from architectural design to product design to fashion design to advertising design, and so on, this theory stands up to the test of time.
Yes, I know print, have print managed for many years. I know paper, I understand how paper is made, which stock to choose for which project, house sheets, environmentally friendly stocks, carbon neutral stocks, and print finishes that can be applied to projects for luxurious results.
In 2013 I graduated with a Master of Digital Design from Griffith University, not only do I understand print very well, I also understand digital design processes and methodologies. I am competent with website architecture and usability considerations when designing user interfaces for digital projects. I can speak to programmers and understand web and mobile trends, opportunities and limitations, usability and functionality, then translate them to the customer.
The structure of many digital design studios takes advantage of left and right brain creative people. Cleverly employing programmers and front end designers to work together on projects. Few and far between are the ultra creative programmers, and smart business people know that to keep the business running, hiring people who work separately at each part of the process makes it easier to fill the roles when someone moves on. But also to enable the person to work to their strengths and become a specialist with a valuable depth of knowledge. And with technology evolving at such a rapid pace, creative industry workers are fast appreciating the importance of becoming experts in a few areas, instead of dabblers in everything. This way they can build a level of knowledge and skill that is valuable to everyone.
It also makes a lot of sense to hire experienced designers who understand and will work to implement consistency across all of the branded content produced, whether it is print, web or mobile.
I aim to understand business and marketing goals and apply customer centered design thinking to the projects I produce, always asking myself, What is the message? Who is the market? Is this on brand? Is it on message? and, Does it meet my best practice benchmarks for quality?
I understand how important it is for your brand to appear consistent across all of your media, whether it is a printed advertisement, a web banner, a large format poster or your point of sale material. This can be a constant challenge for small businesses to manage as the time and expertise involved in communicating with many different professionals from each service area can become overwhelming. If your marketing and branding is not well planned and managed, every piece of visual communication that is produced can become disjointed as different suppliers lose sight of your branding.
This is where Ziv Digital can help by taking creative control of your branded visuals and marketing messages. With 25 years experience in the creative industries working as Art Director, Senior Designer, Marketing and Brand Manager for various local businesses, Diana has the expertise and industry knowledge to plan your annual marketing, create your campaigns, create concise style guides for your brand. And coordinate and manage the delivery of each of your marketing messages and visual communication pieces from web to print to ensure your brand looks, feels and sounds like you, and is consistently recognisable. We manage your brand, while you manage your business.
Marketing and Brand management
Plan marketing calendar, communicate with media companies, coordinate advertising bookings, crafting marketing messages, integrating social media marketing with print based marketing.
Branded graphic design for print
Posters, brochures, advertising, catalogs, reports, exhibition graphics, publications and style guides.
Coordinating print quotes, managing the print process from concept to delivery.
Web video and animation
Story boarding, shooting and coordinating video projects, video editing, animated and motion graphics.
Photography for web and print
Conceptualise, coordinate and direct high end professional photography as well as e commerce and product shots for print and professional image editing.
Setting up Facebook, Twitter and QR code accounts for business, promoting products and services through SMM.
Design for education using iBookAuthor. Instructional Design, educative content layout, quizzes, widgets, uploading to iTunes store.
Planning information architecture, coordinating and writing content, SEO, Google Ad Words, designing digital content for web sites.
eCommerce web sites
User interface design and information architecture, coordinating programmers and maintaining content.
We provide on brand, on message, motion graphic design for your digital signage and screen based advertising.
Over the last 18 years I have called on Diana Zivkovic for numerous marketing projects I have been involved with including tourism publications, logo design and various concepts for my clients and my own projects. The reason I continue to collaborate with Diana is because her design ability is first class and she has the ability to adapt to the project, whether formal or fun. She is extremely dedicated and great to work with. I recommend her services as a brilliant designer, after all, there’s no point in getting second best!
Rod Harvey, Marketing Specialist
and Business Owner
Diana is very passionate about design and deeply committed to producing creative, quality solutions while adhering to the brief. She is always learning and is way ahead of her peers in her understanding of new technologies. If I need to hand a job over to someone, fully confident of a great result, Diana is my first choice.
Peter Letts, Letts Design
I have worked with Diana periodically since 2003. Diana is professional, competent, creative and committed to achieving great results. Diana places a tremendous amount pride in what she does and this obviously reflects in her finished creation and capability in design. I have no hesitation in recommending Diana, I believe you will find her work, mannerism, creativity and proficiency a support to whatever your undertaking may be.
Janice Watson, Design Manager
Stand out from the crowd! Outsourcing for an experienced graphic design and marketing solution all in the one package is not an easy task, however Ziv Creative are an outstanding example. Diana and her team continue to deliver the latest in technical processes to bring your message to the forefront of your chosen media. When your Brand is an expression of unique products, innovation and creativity constantly being challenged by National competitors we suggest that you may need to enlist over 25 years experience with Ziv Creative to stay ahead in the market place. Exceptional results are derived from exceptional people with proven dedication and highly skilled expertise. Thank you as always Samsara Furniture and Homewares client for over 15 years.
Theresa Barry, Franchise Business Owner
Samsara Furniture and Homewares