Maksim began his professional career in 2010. After starting off in print, soon moved to the digital space.
In 2013, he joined ONY agency, where developed Norilsk Film, an interactive web-documentary. The project won prominent awards such as Red Dot Award International Design Competition, Art Directors Club Russia (Gold), Awwwards Site of the Day, among others.
Starting 2015 Maksim worked at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. As a Digital Art Director, he led the development of all the digital products, from initial concepts to design implementation. Most of these projects have been recognized by leading showcase platforms. Currently, he works for himself and resides in Los Angeles, California.
Josh is currently Executive Creative Director for virtual and augmented reality products and hardware at Facebook. As a team, they drive innovation in the areas of augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence and connectivity. From 2013–2017 he was fortunate to work on a variety of projects from company and product identities, the Facebook brand book, brand campaigns and the personalized video program. Additionally, Josh has overseen Product Marketing creative for all verticals of Facebook.
In 2013 Josh concluded his role as Design Director for President Obama’s 2012 campaign. As the Design Director, Josh built and led the creative team for the historic 2012 political campaign in which the web, design, and technology played a pivotal role. The responsibility of Josh and the team was to design the Obama 2012 campaign both online and offline. A main focus was to create a uniform message and consistent visual language across all mediums.
Today, in addition to his work at Facebook, Josh dedicates a percentage of his time to social causes like The Hurricane, So-Cal and Haiti Poster Projects in addition to lecture series with photographers, designers and film makers with proceeds donated to various charitable organizations and causes. With roots in both advertising and graphic design, Josh’s work has earned him national honors.
Charles&Thorn is a husband-and-wife design team based in Brooklyn, New York. Their complementary talents allow them to specialize in illustrative lettering, logotypes, branding, and custom typefaces. Spencer also dabbles in calligraphy theory, and Kelly is branching into the world of hand-poked tattoos.
Jennifer leads The Original Champions of Design business, design and strategy. Since founding the company with Bobby C. Martin, Jr. in 2010, she has developed brand identity systems for clients that range from the Girl Scouts of the USA to The New York Times and the WNBA.