Stas Leontyev

Art director, UIUX, graphic design

stasleontyev@gmail.com
stasleontyev.com

My career started in print through illustration and graphic design. I quickly became the product art director at YotaPhone—the most successful mobile start-up in Russia, and the design director at More, a department of BBDO—one of the top 10 advertising agencies in the world. At the moment, I’m working as a UIUX product lead designer on a social trading platform at Exness, in Cyprus. In total, I have over 12 years of design experience.

Experience

2017–Present
Exness—Limassol, Cyprus
Product lead designer

The Exness Group is an international, award-winning retail Forex broker with a range of digital products. As a lead designer, I generally work on a social trading application—social network for Forex newbies. Moreover, I work on personal area and web-page redesign. With regard to marketing, I have also worked on a celebrity collaboration with Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid. I was also the art director for a few office renovations.



2016–2017
More / BBDO Group—Moscow, Russia
Design director / art director

More is rapidly growing, multi-field agency, and part of BBDO—one of the most successful advertising group worldwide. I was tasked with guiding the aesthetic and design quality of More projects, managing the design team, creating ideas and making them a reality. I worked on digital, VR, TV and print media. My clients included BMW, Mini, Uniqlo, Ozon, O’Neil.



2016
Alma Mater—Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Remote UIUX designer



2014–2015
YotaDevices—Moscow, Russia
Senior designer / Art director

YotaDevices, an international company, is the producer of YotaPhone—a double screen mobile phone. This job helped me improve my time management, and gave me experience with jira project management, web-design, package, ads, photo and video production. I was even a product owner of a few of the apps. Most important, however, I worked on the UIUX for the entire smartphone with a huge number of native and interactive apps, in an attempt to make the ink-screen as attractive as an LCD screen. I had to go on several work-trips to China and Georgia, and I gained a significant amount of experience working with long-distance partners and suppliers. I created a few apps as a product owner and was also promoted to Partnership Director.

2014–2015
Mann, Ivanov and Ferber—Moscow, Russia
Remote designer

2013–2014
GlobalPointFamily—St. Petersburg, Russia
Team-manager, senior designer

2012–2013
Unison Technologies Ltd.—St. Petersburg, Russia
Lead product designer

2010-2011
Moscow school of management Skolkovo—Moscow, Russia
Remote designer

2010
Troika Dialog (Sberbank SIB)—Moscow, Russia
Remote UIUX designer

2003–2007
21 design studio—St. Petersburg, Russia
Designer



Pet Projects

2018–present
Words Words App
Founder, UIUX
WW is an e-reader and flying cards app that allows individuals to learn new foreign words while reading books.

2017-present
LINIA
Co-founder, design, photography, editor
E-store and research of modern age product design with focus on contemporary aesthetics. Featured by Vogue, Wonderzine, SNC, INRUSSIA.

2016–2018
w-o
Founder, UIUX, product, photography
Local, minimalistic jewellery brand. Featured by The Blueprint, Minimalissimo, ello.co, iGNANT.

2014–2017
u2665
Founder, editor
Interviewed world famous, and local, designers and artists. Archive: u2665.ru

2014–2016
Book-Book
Co-founder, UIUX
Hardcover bookcrossing app.



Education
I received my BA at Hertfordshire, in the UK. Before that, I studied at BHSAD in Moscow—known in Russia for its excellent design program. I am fluent in English and have recently begun learning German.

2011–2012
University of Hertfordshire—London, UK
BA, graphic design
A-rate student, best final show

2009–2011
British Highest School of Art and Design—Moscow, Russia
University of Hertforshire education program
graphic design, (2nd year)
A-rate student

2006–2009
State Institute of printing arts—St. Petersburg, Russia
BA, graphic design & illustration

2000–2006
Saint-Petersburg State University of Engineering and Economics—Russia
MA, economics and management
A-rate student



Courses

2018
SkyEng
English, General Advanced

2015
MindEdge Training NYC—Moscow, Russia
Scrum training

2011–2012
University of Hertfordshire—London, UK
Introduction to Philosophy

2009
St. Petersburg State University
English, TOEFL



Skills

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Sketch, Zeplin, InVision
Rhinoceros, Cinema 4D, Font Lab, CSS, html—basic level
English—fluent IELTS 7.0, German—A1, Russian—native
Scrum, Agile, Jira


Interests:
boxing, writing