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.
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.