Born in Russia, Magadan and lived there till 2002.
Started my creative career in 2004. I’ve been helping startups, founders and well-run businesses with Branding, Product Design, UI/UX and Brand Experience for 14+ years. I write for The Startup and Hackernoon on Medium. Check out my latest articles.
A few career milestones worth mentioning:
Launched an online magazine (cooperated with Bugatti France, Jaguar and Ducati) in 2007. Followed with my personal exhibition/installation same year and then launched my Creative Agency in 2008.
The youngest film production Art-Director in 2009 (top Russia’s film production studio).
Top 10 freelancers on Upwork (former Elance) in 2013.
Joined a garage-stage Asia’s crypto/fintech company as their first Creative Director in 2015. Left after 3.5 years once the company grew to $1B valuation and 300+ employees across 3 countries.
I enjoy traveling and meeting new people whenever I have a chance. So far I’ve been to about 10 Russian cities, lived a few years in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg. I’ve travelled abroad to Vietnam, Japan, France, UAE.
My other passion is riding. I own two motorcycles, one is a Ducati Monster 400 (city riding, cafe-racing), the other is a Multistrada 1200S GT (sold) Monster S4RST Tricolore. Other things I ride are snowboards. I’ve got a flat camber, and will probably get a hybrid soon to match my skills and get off-piste. I kind of know my way around skates, skateboards and longboards as well.
Finally, I’m a TV Series fan. My watch list: Fringe, Blacklist, Homeland, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Fargo, Better Call Saul, Shades of Blue, Legion (my personal favorite #1), True Detective, Altered Carbon, Counterpart, Billions (my personal favorite #2), Gotham. I tend to think I watch mostly for the beauty of intro credits.
My collection of featured cases. Client work, in-house and my own products go here.
Read my writing on design, design process, products, startups and UI/UX.
I designed lots of stuff across these years, though due to moving around a bit too much I lost lots of materials. This, and also ’cause I actually tend to impulsively trash designs I no longer like. Here at my Archives are a few proud survivors.
A story for the AI/ML app that matches people via their media preferences, likes, social activity on Facebook and such.
This one was inspired by the stuff Tony Stark was doing in Iron Man. A similar tech-Jesus is going through the digital mess to find what matters most.