Designer and Artist with 8+ years of experience designing content and visual experience for digital and analog products.

Photo of Yelena Vakker

Grown up in times of Tamagotchi, Spice Girls and Sega Mega Drive. I am an ambitious, creative, adaptable and detail-oriented person. Some of my favourite hobbies are reading, exploring innovations and crafting. I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Design (2010) and a Master of Arts in Game Design (2013). Between late 2015 and 2019 I worked as freelance Designer in Munich. Before that I worked as Game Production Assistant and Creative Director.

Currently I work full-time at Designaffairs/Fjord and create my miniatures and graphic art on weekends.
I have a broad range of skills and experience within creating aesthetic concepts, engaging emotions and user-centered design that allows me to help companies and teams to understand, design and visualise better ideas and experiences. I speak 3 languages fluently  – Russian, German and English.
Being curious leads me to explore an endless amount of areas. Illustration, miniatures, photography, fashion – I enjoy getting stuck in with it all!
I have been working on projects across different industries such as Automotive, Finance, Telecommunications, Hospitality, Healthcare, Tourism and Games.
Furthermore I enjoy speaking at the conferences and teaching design, art and crafting classes! More about art and crafting classes can be found on

Selected clients:

designaffairs GmbH

Izakaya Ohayou – Japanese Restaurant

Patricia Mestanza Niemi

Talk+DEV/ Talk+ PLAY

TNG Technology Consulting



JOX Gaming

Selected industries: Automotive, Finance, Telecommunications, Hospitality, Healthcare, Tourism and Games.

Services available

Visual Design Art Direction
Branding Concept Development
Experience Design Product Design
UI/UX Rapid Prototyping
Miniature Design Art Creation

Software I use

Sketch Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator Adobe XD
Adobe InDesign Figma

Say привет! (“hi” in Russian, read as privet)
I’d love to grab a tea to talk about anything – from design and tech to sci-fi novels and music.
Shoot me an email. I am always interested in hearing about new challenges and projects. Collaboration inquiries are welcome.