I specialize in branding, service and experience design. I aim for user satisfaction, problem solving and general greatness in everything I do. I believe in simplicity of design, in MVP methodology and user-centered design, in close cooperation with the client and tangible solutions for every project. In the past twenty years I've led the process of designing several digital services and online media, designed and redesigned several magazines, brands, guidebooks and books of fiction, took part in opening up a design institute, assembled and effectively managed a team of 30+ UI/UX and visual designers, media and marketing art directors and designers.
«Mikhail is quite simply one of the top people in graphic design in Russia and Ukraine. He is equally at ease with books, magazines, web and advertising. He is both creative and punctual and simply a wonderful guy» —Ilya Oskolkov-Tsentsiper, entrepreneur, Moscow–New York
«Misha is a top level creative director — hugely experienced and knowledgeable about the craft of creative design. Perhaps the most impressive font nerd i've had the pleasure of knowing! Inspiring and versatile with incredible attention to detail. He's extremely smart and would be a creative boost for any team. He's also an expert on Turkish carpets if you're in the market for one...» —Chris Cook, Global Business Director at Mirum, London
«When working for Rambler&Co as CPO, I was fortunate to have Misha reporting to me as the head of design for 30+ products. He continuously yet reasonably fought for the right thing to do design-wise and was constantly able to locate talent to hire for our ambitious projects» —Steingrimur Arnason, product management executive, London
«We worked at Mikhail on multiple projects — he is one of the most brilliant designers that I've come across. He is probably the best editorial designer in Russia - his work at Afisha received tons of awards, while his Russian Mail Services UI/UX redesign finally made shipping stuff in Russia bearable. Great designer and person» —Eugenia Kuyda, Co-Founder and CEO at Luka, San Francisco
«Mikhail is one of the best designers in the well-known Moscow Afisha-Strelka circle. He is not only an accomplished digital services and online media designer, but has an extensive experience in web, publishing and mobile. Mikhail is highly dedicated to the quality of work, and has a great talent for leadership and managing large teams and complex projects. I highly recommend him» —Anne Timerman, architect and designer, New York