- Yahoo! Inc.
June 2006 – January 2013
Front-end engineer (3 years), senior front-end engineer (3.5 years)
- Yahoo! Research Berkeley
September 2005 – May 2006
At Yahoo! Research Berkeley, I worked on the team that researched new ways to present and consume time-based media. In particular, I worked on developing web-based media players that allowed collaborative tagging and remixing of video and audio content. My work involved developing wireframes for UIs and user flows as well as building both backend and front-end modules for the media tagging system. The final product of the research conducted by the group is documented in the paper International Remix: Video Editing for the Web.
- Microsoft Corporation
June 2005 – September 2005
At Microsoft, I spent a summer as a program manager working on Sharepoint, an advanced content and document management system. While there, I worked on improving the printing capabilities of Sharepoint-based systems and building support for internationalized content. My tasks included interviewing current and potential users of the product, writing technical specifications for developers, wireframing userflows and user interfaces, and implementing rapid prototypes.
- Samsung Electronics (via the Imagination USA group).
June 2004 – September 2004
At the Imagination USA group, I designed and programmed an interactive exhibit for Samsung's then-newly opening Samsung Experience Showroom in Columbus Circle, New York City. The exhibit involved connected stations with haptic input devices that allowed two showroom attendees to collaboratively work on a visual typographic design. For this project, I wrote custom driver wrappers to accept input from the gesture recognition hardware, designed the user flow and the interface of the on-screen presentation, and wrote the server-side module that connected the two stations for collaboration.
- Freelance Projects
September 2004 – present day
Front-end engineer, UI designer, graphic designer
For the past 8 years, I have worked on a variety of freelance projects in the areas of frontend engineering, UI architecture, and graphic design. I have designed touch panel interfaces for companies as different as Toshiba and Boudin bakery, I've architected and built websites for university groups and web hosts, I've developed brand identities for companies and software projects, and I've designed posters for events and lectures. If you are interested in learning more, please review my portfolio.
- Stanford University
September 2004 – May 2006
Master of Science in Computer Science, with concentration in HCI.
- Massachusetts Institute of Techology
September 2000 – June 2004
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
humanities concentration in Visual Arts.
- Design Internships (various)
September 2000 – June 2004
I've acquired a wide range of UI and graphic design skills working as a undergraduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab's Aesthetics+Computation and Physical Language Workshop groups, as a design intern at the New York's Design Machine agency, and as an engineer at the Imagination USA group.
- Graphic design stack: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X. I have a high level of fluency in all of the major design tools, which allows me to build beautiful visual assets quickly and effectively.
- Fully bilingual in Russian and English
- Professional photographer