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Michael Sholk

Multidisciplinary designer and freelance art director

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationPrague, Czechia
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  • ProfessionsCAD Technician - 3D Visualiser - Graphic Designer

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About me

Since his 16, Michael was working directly in art restoration company where he renovated many decorative art objects from XVIII and XIV centuries. While working with museum objects he learnt and tried different techniques and technologies such as engraving, carving, moulding, stamping, and also he gained the understanding how to create valuable artwork. Right after he finished the N.K.Roerich Higher Art School, Michael continued his career in State Hermitage Museum as a web and graphic designer still being close to the world famous artworks. Later, working in many completely different design areas, such as: graphic, product, interior, Michael always takes attention to apply gained experience at the highest level of functionality and aesthetics and put all those parts in the right context. PROCESS Understanding of the material capabilities provides a necessary limitation and outlines of the field of work. The context of the object's creation is highly important. It dictates the conditions and affects the properties of the product. Therefore, the product creation process begins from research and prototyping of the environmental context in which the product is going to be placed in the future. This approach allows seeing the product from the level of an impression. Conducting the work with the top-down approach, only small details would require finalization.

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Skills

  • Adobe Graphics
  • Branding Deisgn
  • CAD
  • 3D
  • 3D Visualisation

Work history

Currently

Art director

SYNDICATED BRANDS

Oct 2013
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Freelance

2013

3D Designer

NESTEL SERVIS ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

May 2009 - Oct 2013
  • Prague, Czechia
  • Full Time

2009

designer

KIBARDIN DESIGN STUDIO

Nov 2007 - May 2009
  • Prague, Czechia
  • Freelance

2007

designer

BUZZ FRIENDS

Sep 2005 - Oct 2007
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Full Time

2005

designer

CORUNA ADVERTISING AGENCY

Mar 2003 - Sep 2005
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Full Time

2003

Graphic and Web Designer

SENSITIVE COMPANY

Jan 2001 - Mar 2003
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Full Time

2001

Graphic Design Artist

ECTACO COMPANY

Jan 2000 - Jan 2001
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Full Time

2000

Graphic and Web Designer

STATE HERMITAGE MUSEUM

Jul 1998 - Jan 2000
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Full Time

Education

1998

(hons) Graphic Design

N.K.Roerich Higher Art School

Sep 1992 - Jul 1998
  • Saint Petersburg, Russia

Awards

2011

3st place. Category: Furniture for social organisation

Perm Furniture

2009

3 awards. winner.

DESIGN AND DESIGN International Award

2006

Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass Competition

Bacardi

  • Nominee of Russian contest

2005

The state grant in the field of culture and art

Grant founded by the decree of the President of Russian Federation

  • Young Russian Photographers Contest held within Moscow international contest of the professional photo fest "Interfoto 2004". Laureate.

2005

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY PHOTOGRAPHY GRANT

INTERNATIONALE SOMMERAKADEMIE

2005

Participant in " business-matching products"

International Design Competition Osaka