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Showcase of Web Design in Russia

This article is the first of our new series “Global Web Design“. Over the next months we’ll be covering various continents, featuring web developers and web designs from different countries of the world and taking a close look of what is happening in the web design scene worldwide. We start today with an article about web design in Russia. We will continue with Ireland (Lee Munroe) and Brazil (Fabio Sasso) upcoming weeks.

If you’d like to prepare an article for this series, please contact us and we’ll discuss the details.

Web Design in Russia Link

The land mass that is one-sixth of the Earth is always surprising. As the founder of one of design-related magazines in Russia (Designcollector.net), I am happy to present the hidden force that is Russia. I won’t dwell on the classic stereotypes but will rather look at the creativity flowing through.

The era of professional and commercial online design started in Russia about a decade ago. We’re now seeing an increase in professional design and development. I won’t concentrate much on the history of Web design in Russia; that has been happening for ages. Like everywhere in the world, Web design came to Russia as a modern way to present any kind of information to an audience online. So, principles such as simplicity, accessibility and eye-catching design have been cultivated for several years.

Russian Web Design1
Russian Web Design: Mospromstroy2

Web development as a profession was relegated to the elite for years until geek heads and artists took it over. For a few years there was a boom of home pages and tiny corporate websites that were built with any regard for the end user. This trend ended thankfully, in large part due to the highly scaled websites that came out the original and still unique studio founded by Artemy Lebedev, which has produced more than 760 websites.

Today, the professional scene of web design consists of thousands of freelancers, studios, agencies and large media companies, along with offshore and outsourcing businesses. I won’t do a “Top 20” this or that rating, but I will try to touch on the most established parts of Russian Web design, including agencies, freelancers, portals and so on.

State Of Things Link

Measuring a Web design market by the products of its agencies is not quite fair. Russian agencies have also proven their management technologies and quality-control processes. As someone once said, “The best way to understand a new city is to go to the central market.” And in Russia, Web design is still concentrated in the hands of freelancers and small studios. To get a better picture of freelancing in Russia and the bordering Ukraine, I have asked two freelancers to talk about their work.

I spoke with Gennady V. Osypenko, who is the rather famous Kiev-based designer working with companies from Eastern Europe (he is also known as Genn3), and Dmitry Sulliwan4, a Russian freelance Web designer.

Russian Web Design - Alexarts5
Alexarts6

Q: Could you please describe the life of a freelancer, developer and designer?

Gennady Osypenko: You do work, get inspiration and then do more work: that is freelancing. For sure, you meet clients and collaborate a lot. Compared with an office job, you travel around the city a lot, wasting your time on that. Freelance designers become the center of the project, and even oversees developers, acting as a kind of art director. Designers in offices just do the routine, yelling at account managers and listening to art directors. Hence, I am a freelancer, and I do not remain at one job for long.

Dmitry Sulliwan: The work of freelancer is very interesting. You get new experiences from working with different companies on diverse projects, and some of those experiences may not even be related to design. Different cultural and professional events make the life of the freelancer easier and allow him to share his experience and understand the value of his job. A freelancer’s life is good because he manages himself, which allows you to get more pleasure from your work. But that does not mean you work any less. From my perspective, freelancers work one-and-a-half times more than permanent contractors. The only barrier to getting the best results is laziness. Hence, there are not a whole lot of true professionals in the freelancing space.

Russian Web Design7
Profsouz.tv8

Q: Are there any regular meetings or events?

Genn: We hold festivals and different advertisement exhibitions. The only exhibition I have visited abroad was the designers market in Budapest (Sziget). Web-oriented conferences were very popular last year. Not all of them were about design, but some were useful and interesting anyway. I’ve done things like short master classes at some of them, and I plan to do that in future; I’ve been invited at the end of October to say something about being a freelance designer. I like talking about what I do to people who are eager to listen.

Dmitry: There is a good set of conferences in Russia. I can name the last ones: DesignAct in Moscow, and the 404 Web Designers Conference in Samara. Many Russians also visit foreign events in Europe and around the world.

Russian Web Design9
Erarta.com10

Q: Where do you get inspiration from?

Genn: I get inspiration from everything around me. That is a typical answer, but any object could lead my imagination to the unique and perfect idea. It is like in the House M.D. series on TV, when House is stuck on a diagnosis and suddenly gets inspiration to solve it. I got inspiration for my last project from the Wipeout Pulse game on PSP. I played it for hours and eventually got an idea for a website architecture.

Dmitry: Design books, magazines and Internet resources. Nowadays, we have a nice bunch of local design blogs on which they share their experiences and thoughts.

Russian Web Design11
Solisty Moskvy12

Q: What’s the situation with the market? How much do designers earn?

Genn: I don’t know the situation in the market, but I know for sure that a lot of people want to make a website or establish an online identity. As a freelance designer or creative process supervisor, I prefer more interesting and specific projects, ones that don’t reflect the whole market situation.

Dmitry: True designers, like any other good specialists, cost a good amount of money. The question is whether there are enough positions. There are many agencies and studios, and so fewer of them would be able to provide a good experience or take on interesting projects.

Russian Web Design13
Stilyagi14

Q: Is being a Web designer considered high-level, sophisticated work?

Genn: When you see an ad on every (literally every) open surface saying, “Site for $100,” how could you regard Web designers or anyone connected with website creation to be high level or sophisticated? Luckily for us, customers who really need complex, functional websites understand that they have to work with professionals. Just because you can illustrate something does not mean you are a Web designer. If you can organize the craziest information in a usable and readable way, and then decorate it, then you are a Web designer. So, we could say that being a Web designer is both high level and not high level at the same time. Actually a lot of Web designers also create perfect identities and motions, so I’d better call them designers, even though we create beautiful websites.

Dmitry: Unfortunately, not always. Mostly because people still confuse Web designers with system administrators [Interviewer note: That’s true, because most Russian Web designers can do Shell and Apache tasks, hosting stuff and email management and develop a reputation for mixing them together. When a Russian customer orders a website, they want it 100% with domains, parking, hosting, support. This is the main issue with the profession.] But in most IT and related companies, the position of Web designer (and developer, UI designer and visual designer) is valued and respected because of the high-level skills and usually complex work involved. These days, the Web design profession has cut out its own place in the market and is recognized for it.

Russian Web Design15
Nel’ma16

Q: There are rumours that many designers in Russia still use tables, and that most designs are 100% fluid, regardless of screen resolution?

Genn: Are you referring to HTML coders and Web developers? As far as I know, the trend is to use semantic code and follow accessibility and other compliance standards. One Ukrainian HTML coder even coded his own blog in HTML 5 and met all standards requirements, even if only for a few browsers. So they’re all progressive and forward-looking. As for 100% fluid width, there was an assumption that all websites had to be 100% wide and fill the whole browser window. As I explain in my training and master classes, the width of websites should fit the requirements. As I can tell, incorrect use of fluid widths is declining and used in only specific instances.

Dmitry: Those are only rumors. Professional Web developers follow standards and adopt the latest trends in coding. Fluid width is a distinction of Russian Web development and a common standard. Good fluid layouts are usable, dynamic and look good at different resolutions. And good Web developers can avoid common issues, such as those related to floating and typography, by using fluid width.

Russian Web Design17
Imja Rossii18

Q: What about typography and Web standards?

Genn: It’s a common joke that all designers hate Cyrillic letters. The letters really look odd if you want to create something fancy, but we adapt to it. I like the story of one logo made in the US for some candy trademark. The designer decided to add a feature to the logo and name, so he made ö out of o. Years later, he found out that Scandinavian designers hate umlauts, but he used them as decoration and it worked well. We have to abstract and not see hieroglyphs in letters but rather understand their nature and use them in the best way.

Dmitry: Cyrillic type has far-reaching issues. The main illusion is that Cyrillic type is not better than Latin. That issue is outdated. We have great Russian typography designers who do amazing type that fits certain designs well and win awards. Nowadays, even Web editorials order custom typography for their titles. Typography on the Web has become user-friendly and readable.

Russian Web Design
vtransport.ru

Q: Are there any issues unique to Russian Web design?

Genn: Yeah, there might be some difference between design in Ukraine and in Russia. As long as designers are not regarded as high-level specialists in the community, then customers will continue to believe that they are perfect designers, too. So, they will always want to move this a bit, repaint that a touch, and change the whole layout five minutes before the deadline. With any project, I try to be as specific as possible in explaining almost every pixel (or dot, if we are talking about print) so that the customer can see why the product is the way it is. It’s surprising, but it works more than half the time. The other problem is that no one wants to part with their money, so you could end up waiting some time before getting money for a project that is done, implemented and working.

Dmitry: Russian customers still do not understand that designers do not blindly follow their ideas but are rather themselves highly motivated workers who want to produce the best results for the given job. Whoever the customer, whether foreign or local, every time it is a minor war. Designer-client relations are not stable in Russia and are not even regulated. We have no professional unions and, of course, no support from the government. Newcomers to freelancing are often not aware that some customers are unfair, but they find out when they do not get paid.

Russian Web Design19
Zemlja20

Q: Do you see any remarkable differences between Russian designs and ones in the US and Western Europe?

Genn: I am happy that distinguishing between designs in Russia and those on the worldwide scene is becoming harder and harder. The designs here are unique in their own way, but then the work of every good designer is unique.

Dmitry: As mentioned, the main difference is fluid layouts. Good Russian websites have a clear and semantic structure, and they don’t follow strict grids, which make the layouts dynamic and fresh. They use modern Web technologies, combining unobtrusive JavaScript with clean xHTML.

Russian Web Design - UK Style Website. © Losinsky Vladimir21
Russian UK Style22

Q: How does all of this work?

Genn: I don’t know. I didn’t like physics in university much. When I ask myself that question, I start reading British science fiction. It doesn’t answer the question, but it has a lot of funny jokes.

Dmitry: Briefly, the situation is good. Russian Web designers are always looking forward and no longer do clumsy, heavy Flash-based websites. We have started to concentrate on usability and accessibility and become more integrated with the rest of the professional world.

DC: Russian Web designers are even starting to organize professional unions (like WSG Russia23) and visit local conferences, such as 40424, RIT25, Drupal Camp26 and many others27.

Showcase Of Creative Agencies Link

Let’s turn now from the freelancing life in Russia to the FMCG28 and promotional sectors, where Russian creative agencies live. They do their best to impress consumers with their products and corporate websites. The results are meant to impress visitors and make them spread the news like a virus. Here are some agencies that have gained public attention as well as prestigious awards, such as the FWA, ADCR and even the Cyber Lions shortlist.

Design Depot29

Design Depot30

OrangeLabel31

Russian Web Design - OrangeLabel32

Ony.ru33

Russian Web Design34

Deluxe Interactive5535

Russian Web Design36

FIRMA

FIRMA

BrandStudio37

BrandStudio38

Red Keds39

Red Keds40

Nile Studio41

Nile Studio42

Coalla Revolving43

Coalla Revolving44

Instinct45

Instinct46

ONY!47

ONY!48

Transformer Studio49

Transformer Studio50

Showcase Of Web Agencies Link

These guys create great websites and form the foundation of the Russian Web design scene. They’re not necessarily the best; they just do their work better than most.

As mentioned, ArtLebedev Studio51 is still the largest studio in the Russian market, based on portfolio size. To date, it has done more than 760 websites, 725 graphic designs, 113 product designs, 44 interfaces, 32 environmental designs and 30 presentations. This record is still unbeaten, and its brand is something of a guarantee on the Russian Web design scene. Also worthy of mention is its Bronze Cannes Cyber Lion award (the only studio in Russia to win it), and its internship program, which helps international students realize their ideas.

ArtLebedev Studio work52
ArtLebedev Studio’s work

The next largest studio in Russia is DEFA Interaktiv14153. It was founded by Dmitry Kozlov eight years ago and has made a success of its customers’ businesses with its highly professional skills.

DEFA Interaktiv work54
DEFA Interaktiv’s work

The quite new and fast-moving creative agency Deluxe Interactive5535 has already been mentioned at the Favorite Web Awards (FWA) and continues to produce great promotional Flash websites.

Deluxe Interactive work56
Deluxe Interactive’s work

Futurico57

Futurico58

Turbomilk59

Turbomilk60

Creative People61

Creative People62

Proekt63

Proekt64

Pixel65

Russian Web Design - Pixel66

Oblako67

Oblako68

Showcase Of Freelancers Link

Freelancers are the hidden force of Russian creativity. As we mentioned, anyone who can successfully freelance in Russia could handle art direction at any agency with no problem. To grow as professionals, freelancers need a decent place to showcase their work and share insight. Such places include Deforum.ru69, free-lance.ru70, illustrators.ru71, behance.net72, revision.ru73 and russiancreators.ru74. Quite a few magazines and blogs profile the best practitioners: kak.ru75, Designet.ru, Designlenta.com76, Revision.ru77, Creativenews.ru, Peopleofdesign.ru78, Omami.ru79, ru.designeast.eu, designwar.net80, djournal.com.ua81 and Designcollector Network13482

Valery Fironov83

Valery Fironov84

Stepan Burlakov85

Stepan Burlakov86

Illya Mikhailov87

Illya Mikhailov88

Alexander Kizyachenko89

Alexander Kizyachenko90

Andrey Gorokhov91

Andrey Gorokhov92

Stas Polyakov93

Stas Polyakov94

Andrew Tron

Andrew Tron

Denis Drachyov95

Denis Drachyov96

Dmitry Sulliwan97

Description of the image98

Eugeny Muravyev99

Eugeny Muravyev100

Nazir Khasavov

Nazir Khasavov

Alexandr Martinov101

Alexandr Martinov102

Alex Kuh103

Alex Kuh104

Anton Ponomarev105

Anton Ponomarev106

Dmitry Evstropov

Dmitry Evstropov

Bogdan Sviridov107

Bogdan Sviridov108

Yuriy Degtyar109

Yuriy Degtyar110

Web Developers Online Link

The Web developer scene in Russia is well represented on blogs, too. We’ll cherry-pick the best ones here among the dozens that exist. On them, Web developers and intelligent commentators share their thoughts on various topics and host friendly communities. Vadim Makeev and Constantine Osnos chose these ones for us.

Vadim Makeev111

Description of the image112

Alexander Shabunevich113

Alexander Shabunevich114

Nikita Vakorin115

Nikita Vakorin116

Gennady Osipenko117

Gennady Osipenko118

Din Neville119

Din Neville120

The particular nature of Russian communication has produced these huge community platforms, where any topic can rise or fall according to the “vox populi.” Everything IT-related, from Web 2.0 to Web development, is discussed on Habrahabr121. The best place to talk about Russian Web standards is Webmascon magazine122. And Deforum123 is the place to share your creative work and welcome a crowd of decent, and sometimes obscene, critics.

Also worthy of mention is Injun124, a Flash and ColdFusion development blog, as well as Inforedesign125 and SEOBaby126, for their useful content. Nbsp127 and Internet Things128 are great for their professional content related to Web design, development and promotion.

Creative Formations Link

To round out our picture of Russian creativity, we’ll mention some online resources related to other design industries. For example, advertising: Adme129 and Advertka130. For fashion: LookAtMe131 and Fashion Communication. And the 3-D and CG arts: Render Ru132 and CGTalk133.

Russian creativity bears fruit every day, and the best way to stay on top of it is to read our Designcollector Network13482 and stay connected to Russia’s magic networks.

Showcase of Russian Web Designs Link

ValdiGroup135

Russian Web Design - ValdiGroup136

Pestovo Golf and Yacht Club137

Russian Web Design - Pestovo Golf and Yacht Club138

Yaltinsky Mjasozavod

Russian Web Design

Adv.ru139

Russian Web Design140

73dpi

Russian Web Design - 73dpi

DEFA Interaktiv14153

Russian Web Design - DEFA Interaktiv142

Worktrek.ru143

Russian Web Design144

JustParty145

Russian Web Design - JustParty146

147

Russian Web Design148

149

Russian Web Design150

151

Russian Web Design152

Gamer.ru153

Russian Web Design - Gamer.ru154

F5.ru155

Russian Web Design - F5.ru156

Turbomilk157

Russian Web Design158

Centrostroy159

Russian Web Design160

Red.mts.ru161

Russian Web Design162

Pink. 163

Russian Web Design - Pink. 164

SOFT BAG165

Russian Web Design - SOFT BAG166

Rosinka International Group.167

Russian Web Design - Rosinka International Group.168

Armenianchurch.ru169

Russian Web Design170

Industry-daily.ru.171

Russian Web Design172

ElCheVive. 173

Russian Web Design - ElCheVive. 174

Plohiestihi175

Russian Web Design176

Stella Artois177

Russian Web Design - Stella Artois. 178

Maminy Kolybelnye179

Russian Web Design180

RBC.ru181

Russian Web Design182

Tish183

Russian Web Design - ...:::Tish:::...184

© Creative People185

Russian Web Design - © Creative People186

Stanley187

Russian Web Design - Stanley. 188

Panorama Parket189

Russian Web Design190

Tomichechek191

Russian Web Design - © Tomichechek192

Red Apple 18193

Russian Web Design - Red Apple 18194

Dymov1.ru195

Russian Web Design196

Stardust shop197

Russian Web Design - Stardust shop.198

mobilemarafon199

Russian Web Design - mobilemarafon. 200

Bork.ru201

Russian Web Design - Ð’ork.ru.202

MTV 2008203

Russian Web Design - MTV 2008.204

Elementshop205

Russian Web Design206

Semejnoe Puteshestvie207

Russian Web Design208

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Footnotes Link

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  2. 2 http://www.mospromstroy.com/
  3. 3 http://genn.org
  4. 4 http://sulliwan.com
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  6. 6 http://www.alexarts.ru/
  7. 7 http://www.profsouz.tv/
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  25. 25 http://www.profyclub.org/
  26. 26 http://camp09.drupal.ua
  27. 27 http://habrahabr.ru/tag/конференция/
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  29. 29 http://www.designdepot.ru/
  30. 30 http://www.designdepot.ru/
  31. 31 http://www.orangelabel.ru/
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  39. 39 http://redkeds.com/
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  41. 41 http://nile.ru/
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  43. 43 http://www.coalla.ru/
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  45. 45 http://www.instinct.ru/
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  53. 53 http://defa.ru/
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  55. 55 http://deluxe-interactive.com/
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  57. 57 http://futurico.ru
  58. 58 http://futurico.ru
  59. 59 http://turbomilk.ru
  60. 60 http://turbomilk.ru
  61. 61 http://cpeople.ru
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  63. 63 http://proekt.co.uk
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  65. 65 http://p1x.ru/
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  67. 67 http://www.oblakolegko.ru
  68. 68 http://www.oblakolegko.ru
  69. 69 http://deforum.ru
  70. 70 http://free-lance.ru
  71. 71 http://illustrators.ru
  72. 72 http://behance.net
  73. 73 http://revision.ru
  74. 74 http://russiancreators.ru
  75. 75 http://kak.ru
  76. 76 http://designlenta.com
  77. 77 http://www.revision.ru
  78. 78 http://peopleofdesign.ru
  79. 79 #
  80. 80 http://designwar.net
  81. 81 http://djournal.com.ua
  82. 82 http://designcollector.net
  83. 83 http://firon.com
  84. 84 http://firon.com
  85. 85 http://www.freeger.com/
  86. 86 http://www.freeger.com/
  87. 87 http://ili.design.ru/
  88. 88 http://ili.design.ru/
  89. 89 http://www.fntw.ru/
  90. 90 http://www.fntw.ru/
  91. 91 http://1size-fits-all.livejournal.com/
  92. 92 http://1size-fits-all.livejournal.com/
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  95. 95 http://www.behance.net/pandd
  96. 96 http://www.behance.net/pandd
  97. 97 http://www.sulliwan.com/
  98. 98 http://www.sulliwan.com/
  99. 99 http://www.emuravjev.ru/
  100. 100 http://www.emuravjev.ru/
  101. 101 http://rengised.ru/
  102. 102 http://rengised.ru/
  103. 103 http://www.accler.com/
  104. 104 http://www.accler.com/
  105. 105 http://antonavt.com
  106. 106 http://antonavt.com
  107. 107 http://joinbee.com
  108. 108 http://joinbee.com
  109. 109 http://www.behance.net/_inspired
  110. 110 http://www.behance.net/_inspired
  111. 111 http://pepelsbey.net
  112. 112 http://pepelsbey.net
  113. 113 http://aether.ru
  114. 114 http://aether.ru
  115. 115 http://umade.ru
  116. 116 http://umade.ru
  117. 117 http://mega.genn.org
  118. 118 http://mega.genn.org
  119. 119 http://enumerate.ru
  120. 120 http://enumerate.ru
  121. 121 http://habrahabr.ru
  122. 122 http://webmascon.com
  123. 123 http://deforum.ru
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  126. 126
  127. 127 http://nbsp.ru
  128. 128 http://internetno.net
  129. 129 http://adme.ru
  130. 130 http://advertka.ru
  131. 131 http://lookatme.ru
  132. 132 http://render.ru
  133. 133 http://cgtalk.ru
  134. 134 http://designcollector.net
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  137. 137 http://www.pestovogolf.com/
  138. 138 http://www.pestovogolf.com/
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  141. 141 http://defa.ru/
  142. 142 http://defa.ru/
  143. 143 http://worktrek.ru/
  144. 144 http://worktrek.ru/
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  147. 147 http://www.prlib.ru/Pages/Default.aspx
  148. 148 http://www.prlib.ru/Pages/Default.aspx
  149. 149 http://iii.ru/garage
  150. 150 http://iii.ru/garage
  151. 151 http://theoryandpractice.ru/
  152. 152 http://theoryandpractice.ru/
  153. 153 http://www.gamer.ru/
  154. 154 http://www.gamer.ru/
  155. 155 http://www.f5.ru/
  156. 156 http://www.f5.ru/
  157. 157 http://turbomilk.ru/
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  164. 164 http://www.revision.ru/work/22163/
  165. 165 http://www.beanbag.ru/
  166. 166 http://www.beanbag.ru/
  167. 167 http://www.revision.ru/work/17734/
  168. 168 http://www.revision.ru/work/17734/
  169. 169 http://www.armenianchurch.ru/
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  172. 172 http://www.revision.ru/work/11220/
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  187. 187 http://www.revision.ru/work/16916/
  188. 188 http://www.revision.ru/work/16916/
  189. 189 http://www.panorama-parket.ru/
  190. 190 http://www.panorama-parket.ru/
  191. 191 http://www.revision.ru/work/16038/
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  193. 193 http://www.revision.ru/work/13229/
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Arseny Vesnin is the founder and creative mind behind Designcollector.net, a blog that showcases designs created by artists from Russia and other countries of the world.

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    Fantastic

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    Спасибо за пост, приятно видеть родную речь на просторах SM =)

    (SM) Всегда пожалуйста ;-) Рады видеть российских читателей на SM :)

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    The russian people always do amazing things, silently ;-)

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    Thank you Arseny. Very intresting post about web design in Russia.

    Eldar, Moscow.

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    Bouke Regnerus

    October 17, 2009 12:57 am

    really cool! to bad I can’t read it…

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    This article is huge! In every way you can think of.

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    So much talent !!

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    Хороший обзор, но странно почему нет ни слова о ведущей студии рунета?

    (SM) Which design studio would it be? Lebedev’s? It is mentioned in the post!

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    Russian webdesign. They definitely have somethig different style in design, color, style. cool for me

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    They have some really beautiful website designs, although cyrilic text’ll never look as good as ‘normal’ :)

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    This article should have title “Showcase of Web Design in Russia and Ukraine”, otherwise a good overview.

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    Vlad Gerasimov

    October 17, 2009 1:25 am

    Hey! I am jealous! I am Russian too, I’m most famous “Vlad” in Internet (according to Google) and I was not mentioned in this article :-) Seriously speaking, nice overview!

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    Real Lovely

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    Interesting article. Looking at the links, there’s obviously a lot of creative talent over there but I don’t see a great deal of emphasis on usability, which is pretty key to web design.

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    I know I’m gonna love this series, for two reasons.

    One. You get to meet designs you otherwise would never have heard of or seen.

    Two. You can compare styles from region to region. It can’t be so that every design works in every region of the world.

    I do however doubt if you’ll be dedicating a post to Belgian design.
    Jayb

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    Wow, what a post… my scroll wheel is smoking from all the scrolling :)

    Anyway, a big thumbs up for Russian designers – they really are top notch!

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    Milos Milikic

    October 17, 2009 2:04 am

    Great article! Keep it up!

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    I Love Ony

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    Спасибо! Классно!

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    Not Kiev, but Kyiv.

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