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Arseny Vesnin

Design Observer and Online Curator

Saint Petersburg, Russia
My work typically involves mobile visual design, user interface and interaction design, typography and the traditional print design including identity and branding. In essence, I'm passionate about solving design problems to enhance the end user experience and satisfaction.

Worth to mention my other experience in design observing and curating. I’m a founder of the first Russian design observing media blog revealing the worldwide creativity on daily basis. Nowadays I’m involved in numerous neighborhood project as online design curator, observer and blogs writer. Motivating, mentoring and curating talents is my second passion after graphic and web design.
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Aug 2010
Russian Ambassador
Behance Ambassador Russia
Offline meetups, online buzz, creative hunting, revealing new names.
Saint, Russia
Apr 2003

I have started Designcollector in April 2003 as a first Russian blog dedicated to web design sites. Little did I know that it would eventually grow into a permanent place to get inspiration and catch up the recent trends in graphic design, motion-graphics, flash, web design, photography, fashion and music.
For the last several years Designcollector have been leaded by several contribution authors who eventually made posts on a site and improved the value of a resource.

For the years DC has been supporting the cutting edge of design scene: ADCR, Electrolux Labs, Philips Design, FITC, OFFF, TOCA ME, MadinSpain(MAD) Partnership with the FWA, Design You Trust, Behance Network, Lookbook, Digital Abstracts, IdNWorld, NewWebPick, Fubiz, Design East, Bigmag, Deforum, Ventilate, Dazed, Satellite Voices and etc.

The wide network of partners and creative connections let DC to collaborate with various media, curate and reveal local and worldwide talents. At this point I have contributed (articles/interviews/activities) to Digital Creative Arts Russia, Xyligan (Hooligan), Smashing Magazine, and most recently with Dazed&Confused (Satellite Voices)

Long-lasting partnership with OFFF post-digital culture festival converted me from Media Supporter (2008 - 2010) to Speaker (Russian Creativity Panel) expected in June 2011.

Having all Russian talents around inspired me to create the unique books and references: "Russian Illustration WOW!" in two volumes. Published and delivered by

SUBPROJECTS: - Application Gallery (closed for a while) - Olga Bohan's fashion blog - Designcollector iPad Magazine (The FWA Mobile Of The Day Award, MOTD, June 8)
Saint, Russia
Sep 1999May 2005
Spanish (Beginner), English (Advanced), Russian (Fluent)
art direction, user experience, Curation, Social Media, Visual Design, UX Design, Editor, Creative Sourcing, Design Writing
Mobile Award for DC MAG