Kristjan Mändmaa (b 1973) is an Estonian graphic designer and design educator. He studied printmaking and book design in the Estonian Academy of Arts and graphic design in Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. As a designer, Kristjan has been involved in editorial work designing books, newspapers (Estonian cultural weekly „Sirp“, foreign relations publication „Diplomaatia“) and magazines (Estonian Literary Magazine „ELM“).
Since 2003, Kristjan has been teaching design in different universities in Estonia. He has also created and run new BA- and MA-programs in visual communication, entrepreneurship and interaction design. Since 2016, he works as a Dean of Design in Estonian Academy of Arts. As a hobby, Kristjan also runs a small publishing house Lepp&Nagel. One of its recent titles, a novel “Gogol’s Disco“ by Paavo Matsin, won the 2016 European Prize for Literature.