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Maxim Yahontov

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Fusion Lab is a personal project of Max Yahontov. He is a Russian digital artist and designer with a background in creative programming and technology. Discovering his love for art and technologies, he studied Manufacturing Engineering, Interactive Design and Photography. Multidisciplinary approach allow him to combine art and technologies in his projects.

At this time he works as teamlead of search user interface designers at Yandex and runs his own studio Hello Computer. Also he involved in perfomance group Asymmetrique answer as an artist and creative programmer.

Now he is focused on research of modern technologies and different ways of interaction with them. He works more as a multidisciplinary artist and explores creative potential of this approach in art and commercial projects.

Interests

Interactive installations
Contemporary art, graphic design and generative art
Creative programming, data visualization, Processing
Motion tracking, computer vision
Microelectronics

Experience

Hello Computer interaction design studio, Co-founder
Moscow, Russia, 2011 - present

Asymmetrique Answer performance group, Artist and programmer
Moscow, Russia, 2010 - present

Yandex, Teamlead of search user interface designers
Moscow, Russia, 2008 - present
Web interface design for russian biggest information portal and search service

Standart creative agency, Senior designer
Kostroma, Russia, 2006-2008
Co-creative direction in identity, editorial and web design

Fusion lab, Freelance designer
Kostroma - Moscow, Russia, 2003 - present
Various commercial and art projects in web, interactive design, print and identity

Education

British higher school of art and design, Diploma in interactive and web design
Moscow, Russia, 2008 - 2009
BHSAD is leading design school in Russia

Kostroma photo school, Graduate of photography
Kostroma, Russia, 2006 - 2007

Kostroma state technological university, Bachelor in manufacturing engineering
Kostroma, Russia, 2001 - 2006

Exhibitions

2010 Design and advertising exhibition, CDH, Moscow, Russia
2009 Station art gallery, Kostroma, Russia
2009 Vinzavod art gallery, Design act festival, Moscow, Russia

Publications

2009 KAK Online design magazine

Software skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Flash, Adobe Dreamweaver, 3DStudioMax, MS Office

Programming

Processing and Java, some openFrameworks (C++)
ActionScript 3, JavaScript, XSLT, HTML, CSS

Languages

Russian, english, good comprehension of german