Besides Creative, Inventive or Enterprising, my clients call me Resourceful. One thing is to have a great idea, and it’s much more rare to be the kind of a person who finds creative ways to execute it.
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I’m a Multidisciplinary Designer & Creative Director, who has helped small businesses and organisations to develop visual and strategic solutions on a broad variety of projects ranging from Corporate Branding and Editorial to Advertising and Marketing Strategies.
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Remember the past, look into the future. A life full of trials has made me who I am. To appreciate a loaf of bread, you need to experience hunger; to appreciate a warm climate, you need to live in the cold; to value wealth you need to experience poverty… I was born in Yekaterinburg, 5,707 miles away from my current location. I studied Industrial design at USUAA (Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts) and successfully graduated from Art School of N. A. Rimskogo-Korsakova with Gold Medal Award. During my post graduation I worked with many international brands such as Yellow Pages, Miele, Boffi, Giorgetti, and gained priceless architecture and design experiences. Later I joined a few creative agencies in Kiev, Ukraine, where I spearheaded design and marketing teams and led projects for Kievstar, Obolon, MilaVitsa, Western Union, Reynaers Aluminium and many other brands. Eventually I was able to build and run my own creative agency which is called Metamorfoza. After 2 years of success and design recognition on the national level I was forced to leave Ukraine and move to the USA with my family. Since 2014 I’ve been living and working in Utah as a multidisciplinary designer and creative director, who integrates design, marketing, and technology for local businesses in the same way and manner as I do it for national brands such as The Hershey Company, Wallmart.com, Maceys, Williams-Sonoma.
PC/MAC: Adobe Audition, Adobe XD, After Effects, Airbrush, Affinity Designer, Adobe Illustrator, DaVinci Resolve 16, Corel Draw, C4D-3D, 3D Max, G Suite, Figma, Freehand Drawing, InDesign, Invision, Lightroom, Microsoft Suite, Photoshop CC, Premiere Pro, Sketch, Sketch UP, Webflow, WordPress.
Metamorfoza Creative Agency
Founder / Creative Director
Oct 2012 – Current time.
Worked with internal teams to generate ideas and manage creative queue. Led the design team in inspirational brainstorming sessions and helped to push creative concepts that worked across multiple channels. Helped facilitate workflow and capacity of team. Led conception and art direction for all photography needs from shortlist creation to post production edits and color work. Helped enforce brand standards and brand evolution with both internal and external partners. Designed and executed supplementary materials such as infographics, educational resources/learning aids, and product components.
SOLOMEIN KIRILL DESIGN STUDIO
Founder / Chief Design Officer
January 2010 – September 2012
Was responsible for branding, marketing, design, media outreach, and message development. Illustrated interactive visuals (graphics, animations, video) from sketches to high-fidelity assets. Conducted administrative work and managed a team of 30 people.
May 2008 – December 2009
Designed and produced marketing communications (print and digital) pieces for a wide variety of clients. Collaborated with creative team, internal account teams and clients to develop creative solutions and then translated those solutions through a variety of channels. With the project manager, was responsible for creating accurate costings and delivering programs within budgets. Stayed current on industry trends. Mentored other designers (staff, freelance, interns, etc.).
June 2008 – April 2008
Worked with interior design team to develop design solutions. Researched concepts and materials to support design team on technical issues influencing concept development. Worked within timely schedules to coordinate the completion of tasks through to final project completion. Conducted on-site observations and provided recommendations to help streamline ongoing design projects. Prepared and participated in client presentations. Selected furniture, materials, decor and etc.
BOFFI / GIORGETTI
Interior Designer / Consultant
September 2005 – March 2006
Met with clients and others such as architects or contractors to discuss the needs of the client. Developed designs – according to a brief – that were functional, appealing and appropriate for the space. Used design software (such as 3D Max) to create models and visuals. Researched and prepared plans, diagrams or sketches for interior constructions, materials, nishes, lighting and furnishing. Selected suppliers of materials and labor. Estimated costs and submitted quotes for client approval. Inspected and supervised the work of tradespeople to ensure that quality and safety standards, costs and deadlines were met.
― Multicultural Competence
Hello, Привет, Здоровенькi були!
Я общаюсь на нескольких языках! Работа с амбициозными брендами и людьми по всему миру помогла мне понять нюансы культурного опыта, предпочтений и различий.
Я спілкуюся на декількох мовах! Робота з амбітними брендами і людьми по всьому світу допомогла мені зрозуміти нюанси культурного досвіду, переваг і відмінностей.
I speak a few languages! Working with ambitious brands and people around the globe helped me to develop nuanced understandings of cultural experiences, preferences, and differences.
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― My Approach
Let’s be honest – Great design doesn’t always solve problems, but who does? The right type of a design leader, a proactive innovator with a holistic vision and broadly skilled who can manage all of the different phases of design in a smart entrepreneurial way.
I practice functional design and do not create conceptual art. Creativity for the case of Creativity? This is not how I work, I specialize in projects that are capable of benefitting or solving clients’ problems.
I am not ashamed to roll up the sleeves of my snow-white shirt and get my hands dirty for the benefit of your project. Cutting, gluing, painting – I feel confident not only in theory but also in practice.
All my soul