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Stas Kulesh — Design with an accent.

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Stas Kulesh

Personal information

Birthday 29 October 1982
Residence Auckland, New Zealand

Career Objectives

Senior Web Designer / Developer / Interactive Designer

Personal Profile

I am an enthusiastic, efficient and highly motivated individual with 8+ years working experience in the IT Industry. I am seeking a position to apply my skills and abilities in the IT industry that offers professional growth to a resourceful, innovative and flexible professional.

  • Excellent team player, leader, ready to take the new challenges.
  • Flexible and keen. High level of skills allows to comprehense previously unknown technologies, languages and software applications in a short period of time.
  • Ability to take responsibility, to work under pressure and in a busy environment.
  • I enjoy and thrive upon challenges both inside and outside the working environment.

Tasks and purposes

Web design, identity, graphical user interface, Windows / Macintosh icons, vector illustrations, flash design, 3d graphics, animation, interactive graphics, games artwork, web development.

Technical Skills

Graphic design Adobe Creative Suite 3, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe ImageReady, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe PageMaker, Adobe Premier, Ulead PhotoImpact, Macromedia Freehand, AliasWavefront Maya, Xara Xtreme, Macromedia Flash, Corel Draw, Adobe Audition, Microsoft Power Point, DeepPaint3D, Swish, Gif Movie Gear
Programming and scripting languages HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, DHTML, SHTML, PHP and JavaScript, Smarty, ASP
Content Management Systems Drupal, Mambo / Joomla, Silverstripe, Wordpress, Movable Type, Typo3, Exponent, PHP Nuke
Operating systems Windows Desktop (2000, XP, Vista), Windows Server 2003, DOS, Windows CE, Mac Os X (Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard)
Other skills Broad experience with Internet communication and ability to perform online research in a prompt manner. Installation and usage of Apache, MySQL, PostgreSQL, PHP. Knowledge of principles and operations of basic network protocols: TCP/IP, SMTP, POP3, HTTP, FTP

Functional experience

Position Duration
Web Designer / Developer 7+ years
Senior Graphic Designer 5 years
Project Manager 2 years
Technology Expertise Level Years
HTML / CSS Very Strong 7+ yrs
Adobe Photoshop Very Strong 7+ yrs
Vector graphics Very Strong 6 yrs
Photography Very Strong 3 yrs
3D modelling and rendering Experienced 4 yrs
Flash animation Experienced 5 yrs
ActionScript Some Experience 2 yrs
PHP, Javascript, AJAX Experienced 6 yrs
Template Engines (Smarty) Experienced 1+ yrs
Presentations (MS PP) Experienced 3 yrs
E-mail templates design Very Strong 2 yrs


1999 – 2004

Novosibirsk State University, Russia

Master of Physics and Computer Science (completed 4 years out of 5)

Freelance work

Worked in a variety of fast paced design and publishing companies.

See client list below:


Deon Metcalf
Netactive Ltd, CEO
(+64) 21 767 298
Max Konev
Nice-Games, Lead Developer
(+64) 21 263 9474
Valentin Merzlikin
Netactive Ltd, CEO
(+7) 913 986 1976

Additional contact information

ICQ 109289589 - add to the contact list
Skype kulyesh
Google Talk


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Work Experience

Nov 2009 – Present Sliday (

Sliday — delicious designs and rocking algorythms on time.

Highly experienced in web worldwide spread development team.

Position Creative Director
Duties All sorts of websites: HTML and flash based websites. Flash / FLEX, iOS development.
Tools Adobe Creative Suite 5, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Gif Movie Gear.
Mar 2009 – Jan 2011 Rad3 (

Rad3 are experts creating rich internet applications and web solutions that deliver real value.

The development team has numerous large and small projects to their credit across many industry sectors — that experience, combined with the best RIA technologies and development practices, is the recipe for successful solutions.

Rad3 is a Silver Adobe Solution Partner

Position Lead Web Designer / Developer
Duties Participated in several projects as lead graphic designer and CSS, Javascript, PHP and XHTML/CSS developer, created all sorts of identity works, lots of jQuery scripts, flash based websites.
Tools Adobe Creative Suite 4, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash, Gif Movie Gear.
Nov 2006 – Jul 2008 Netactive LTD (

Netactive has been in business since Dec 1999, and has built a loyal client base, which is growing rapidly. Excellent service, outstanding products and services, are the basis for this retention and growth.

The team is a combination of experience, youthful enthusiasm and great skills - there is nothing that Netactive can't do for the clients.

Position Lead Web Designer / Developer
Duties Participated in several projects as lead graphic designer, PHP and XHTML/CSS programmer, created e-mail templates, identity work, portfolio for Netactive itself. Content management, also templates for CMSes. Flash sites creation.
Tools Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe ImageReady, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Macromedia Flash, Xara Xtreme, Gif Movie Gear.
Apr 2006 – Oct 2006 MadGroup (
Mad Group

Creative independent developing group based in Moscow, Russia. Have done successful work on server software for banner rotation, created gaming based online community.

Position Lead Web Designer / Developer
Duties Participated in several projects as graphic designer and XHTML/CSS programmer.
Tools Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe ImageReady, Adobe Illustrator, Xara Xtreme, Gif Movie Gear, Macromedia Flash.
Apr 2006 – Jun 2006 One Globe, Inc. (
Mad Group

Global online airticket booking system. Contracting job.

Position Lead Web Designer / Developer
Duties Designing main website, identity and all graphical materials, Javascript, XHTML and CSS programming, creating banners and all advertisement.
Projects OneGlobe Website (
Tools Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe ImageReady, Adobe Illustrator, Gif Movie Gear, Macromedia Flash.
Mar 2005 – Dec 2005 Etcetera Online Technologies, Inc. (
Mad Group

EOT company based in Menlo Park, CA, specialises in providing identity theft protection and other related services.

Position Lead Web Designer / Developer
Duties Developed all graphical user interface design projects for Counter Identity Theft software single-handedly. Created promotion materials, such as banners, promotional web-pages, PPT presentations and many others.
Tools Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe ImageReady, Adobe Illustrator, Gif Movie Gear, Macromedia Flash.
Sep 2004 – Sep 2005 Azoft, LLC (
Mad Group

Azoft focuses on creation of custom software for companies which work in Telecom, Finance, Transportation and Insurance industries. As well as mobile solutions. It is based in scientifical center of Russia called Academgorodok. It was a contracting job as well.

Position Graphic Designer
Duties Managed all phases of graphics user interface design projects for mobile phones software. Developed main web site and identity for the company.

Beer Fever Game (

Graphical user interfaces for puzzle-games "Charming Melissa" and "Quiz Maniac" game for the Photo Play Company (

Tools Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe ImageReady, Adobe Illustrator, Gif Movie Gear, Macromedia Flash, J2ME SDK
Mar 2004 – Sep 2005 Novosoft, LLC (

One of the leading providers of integrated technology solutions and custom software development services worldwide. Software production, rendering complex services in IT and management technology. Main part of the team works in the labs on the edge of a sunny pine forest in Akademgorodok, Russia.

Position Lead Web Designer / Project Manager
Duties Website design, identity and all graphical materials, Javascript, SHTML and CSS programming. Templating for the Microsoft Share Point.

Developed identity of the company Novosoft LLC (

Designed product web pages "Handy Password" (, "Office Backup" (, "Handy Backup" ( Designed graphical user interface for "Handy Password" software.

Created icons for "Handy Backup" software and "Office Backup" software.

Designed a software web-catalogue "Softempire" (

Tools Microsoft Share Point, Adobe Creative Suite 2, Macromedia Flash, Xara Xtreme, Gif Movie Gear, Microsoft Power Point
Mar 2004 – Sep 2005 SoftImpression, Inc. (
Soft Impression

Full service Internet Solutions Company and systems integrator, specialising in Internet-based information systems, E-Business Applications, and Content Management Systems. Contracting job.

Position Web Designer
Duties Worked on various web-design progects.
Tools Adobe Creative Suite 2, Xara Xtreme, 3D Max Studio
May 2003 – Oct 2007 Exclusive Games, LLC. (
Exclusive Games

Exclusive Games is the games development and marketing company. We develop and publish casual games since 2004. Our staff specialises in 3D-games development for Windows and Mac OS X, and provides porting services for both platforms.

Position Lead Graphic Designer / Web Designer / Game Designer / Developer / Project Manager
Duties Collaborated with a team of developers to create shareware games. 2D graphics, 3D graphics, animation using Alias Maya 6.0, texturing and optimization of resources. It includes game-design, 3D-modelling, 2D-graphics, animation, all promotional materials (banners, web-site, CD-cover).

Three games were created during 2003 including "Tank-O-Box" (, "Electronica" (, and "Beat'N'Roll" (demo-version). Re-designed "Pickman Saves The Kingdom" game (

"Tank-O-Box 1.0" game became one of 30 semifinalists in "Rendering" section of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2004 contest, was released by Buka Publishing company and later won The Best Casual Game Award – 2006 in Russia.

Tools Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe ImageReady, Adobe Illustrator, Gif Movie Gear, Macromedia Flash, Maya 6.0, DeepPaint3D, DeepExploration, DeepUV.
Dec 2002 – Jun 2003 Crioland (

Local Siberian design studio. Specializes in 3D and 2D casual computer games.

Position Graphic designer / 3D modeler / Developer
Duties Texturing, 2D graphics, 3D modeling, scripting and PHP programming.
Projects Worked on a technically complex, large-scale game project (
Tools Adobe Creative Suite, Gif Movie Gear, Maya 6.0, DeepPaint3D, DeepExploration, DeepUV, Macromedia Freehand, Lightwave, 3DMax Studio, DeepPaint3D, DeepExploration, Macromedia Freehand.
Nov 2002 – Mar 2003 Industrial Art Design Studio (
Industrial Arts

Design studio. Contracting job.

Position Web designer
Duties Web design
Projects Designed several web sites and created PowerPoint presentations for "AVTOBANK-NIKOIL" OJSC.
Tools Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft PowerPoint.
May 2002 – Nov 2002 HOP-GO Online Sport Games (

Multiplayer online game development and maintenance. More than 150 000 subscribers.

Position Texturer / Technical Support Manager
Duties Initial experience in texturing for online game "HOP-GO". 20,000 copies of this game were sold in US. Assisted in Technical Support for the game.
Projects HOP-GO game.
Tools Adobe Photoshop.
Nov 2001 – Jun 2002 Novosibirsk State University Press-Service (
Position Graphic designer / Web developer
Duties Web design and promotional materials contributed to organisation of International Student Festival "InterWeek".
Tools Corel Draw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe ImageReady