From the heart of Middle-earth aka New Zealand, Stas is a full-stack designer with 15+ years of experience: 400+ projects designed and coded. He has led many projects for companies like Foursquare, Facebook, LEGO, Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon, TLC, and Tupperware. Working with startups is particularly thrilling for him. Stas has designed and coded the initial application for the startup Zoomdata—allowing them to raise $1.1 million in 2012.
Developed the identity of the company Novosoft LLC (www.novosoft.net).
Designed the product web pages for Handy Password (www.handy-password.com), Office Backup (www.office-backup.net), and Handy Backup (www.handy-backup.net).
Designed the graphical user interface for Handy Password's software.
Created icons for Handy Backup's software and Office Backup's software.
Designed a software web-catalog for Softempire (www.softempire.com).
Technologies: Microsoft SharePoint, Adobe Creative Suite 2, Macromedia Flash, Xara Xtreme, GIF Movie Gear, Microsoft PowerPoint
Lead Graphic Designer | Web Designer | Game Designer | Developer | Project Manager
2002 - 2005
Collaborated with a team of developers to create shareware games.
Created 2D graphics, 3D graphics, animation using Alias Maya 6.0, and implemented the texturing and optimization of resources.
Worked on game-design, 3D-modelling, 2D-graphics, animation, and all promotional materials (banners, web-site, CD-cover).
Created three games during 2003 including Tank-O-Box (www.tank-o-box.com), Electronica (www.nice-games.net/elec.html), and Beat’N’Roll (demo-version).
Redesigned Pickman Saves the Kingdom game (www.nice-games.net/pick.html).
Worked on the game Tank-O-Box 1.0 which became one of 30 semifinalists in the Rendering section of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2004 contest—was later released by Buka Publishing company and later won The Best Casual Game Award 2006 in Russia.
Technologies: Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe ImageReady, Adobe Illustrator, GIF Movie Gear, Macromedia Flash, Maya 6.0, Deep Paint 3D, Deep Exploration, Deep UV