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A Thought of the Day…

I caught myself recently spending more time reading about the works of other designers than doing my own work. Oh, man, what I would have done in all this time I spent looking at the websites of other designer! I’m doing a detox from looking at the others’ work by concentrating on what I want to do…and quite a few projects in the works now that I have all this time working on my own stuff…

Have you ever caught yourself spending more time seeing the works of the others rather than working on yours?

p.s. I’m not saying that one shouldn’t be encouraged and inspired by the works of the others, but, by no means, do not spend more time researching the works of the others rather than getting creative towards your own aspirations….

Editorial Design: All Magazine Spreads

Exploring a feature article: Insider’s Guide – 10 places to eat, drink and hang out in Moscow like a local. An opening spread and a jump spread.Screen Shot 2014-03-10 at 8.54.10 PMScreen Shot 2014-03-10 at 8.54.00 PMScreen Shot 2014-03-10 at 8.53.46 PMScreen Shot 2014-03-10 at 8.54.39 PMScreen Shot 2014-03-10 at 8.54.51 PMScreen Shot 2014-03-10 at 8.55.02 PM

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Exploring a feature article: Noomi Rapace, Still on Top. You might not have seen her in the public eye recently, but Noomi Rapace has never been so bus . An opening spread and a jump spread.

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Exploring a feature article: How to Change Career Like a Pro: Follow these few simple steps to become a master. An opening spread and a jump spread.Screen Shot 2014-03-10 at 8.50.29 PMScreen Shot 2014-03-10 at 8.50.45 PMScreen Shot 2014-03-10 at 8.50.06 PMScreen Shot 2014-03-10 at 8.50.17 PM

By Far, These Are My Two Favorite Designs from 2004

This was a school assignment to design a CD cover. I chose to design a cover for a Russian film music compilation, and as an obvious choice for myself, I decided to go with these two very prominent film celebrities that no matter how far you stand to a CD shelf at a store, you’d be able to recognize these two figures. I chose Yuri Nikulin ( and Charlie Chaplin and wanted to use the hand-lettering and mixed media to design these CD covers:



Blast from the Past: NYT OpEds

These were my first ever OpEds for the New York Times we had to do for a class assignment at School of Visual arts in 2004. I’d love to do OpEds and newspaper illustrations one day….AIDS-OpEd Protect Act-Fingertips

Blast from the Past

Looking back at my very first ‘design’ projects when I was taking a few Graphic Design classes at the School of Visual arts back in 2004, they look so naive to me now…but at the same time, I see something in them that I even forgot I did…like these two covers for the Print magazine’s, featuring a theme “Black and White”…

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The Love Notes: Many faces of love

The many faces and definitions of love. What love is to you?All_LoveNotes Continue reading

From New York with Love