Wiredgraphix

Vladimir (“Vlad”) Zabavskiy

Profile

Art Director, Graphic Designer and Illustrator with international recognition in Advertising and Graphic Design. Have more than 15 years of experience in Graphic Design and extensive work in international advertising on the position of Art Director and Creative Director of Young & Rubicam in Moscow. Created Big Ideas, concepts, Print, Outdoor, Web, TV, Below the Line materials and award-winning ad campaigns for the World’s top brands such as Colgate/Palmolive, Ford, Danone, Altria, Kodak, Citibank and Lufthansa.

Excellent knowledge of Mac/PC environment graphic software, Adobe CS6 (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Flash Catalyst, Dreamweaver, Flash, Acrobat) QuarkXPress, Painter, PowerPoint, iLife, Keynote and Cinema 4D). Listed in the book “DC Design Intelligence” published by the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington.

Additional: basic knowledge of Flash, JavaScript, ActionScript 3/ HTML, CSS

Experience

The National Building Museum (Washington DC) — 01/2011 – present

Senior Graphic Designer

During the period of 2011-2013 I was responsible for complete rebranding of all the museum communication materials that included the museum logo, logos for exhibitions and events, print ad campaigns, home page design, web elements, web/flash banners, illustrations, booklets, prospectuses, brochures, the museum calendar, pitch sheet folder, the museum signage, postcards, flyers, award program materials, displays and the wall murals.

The Creative Group and WiredGraphix (owner) — 2007 – present

Creative Director / Art Director
Created award-winning print ads, posters, illustrations, Point of Sales materials and ad campaigns for the following brands: Dell, RTCRM, The American Museum of Natural History, Dumbarton House Museum IODP-MI, Parliament Group Inc., Ikebana International, Comfort Chiropractic, and others. Provided efficient consulting on branding for Young & Rubicam New York, ICOM Group, Willard Group, Art Pictures Studio, NLMK (Steel producer), Russian Olympic Committee and Helios Partners (Atlanta, GA).

 Young & Rubicam Moscow — 1995 – 2003

Senior Graphic Designer / Art Director / Creative Director (1999-2003)

Created concepts, TV/Print campaigns, Above and Below the Line materials for Colgate / Palmolive, Ford, Danone, Altria, Kodak, Citibank, Lufthansa, 3M, Xerox, TetraPak and others. Within the period of my work on the position of Creative Director of Young & Rubicam Moscow agency billing was increased from $3 million to $45 million (1998 – 2003) and the agency won a number of international awards for creative achievements.

Dial Electonics Ltd — 1994-1995

Senior Graphic Designer at DIAL Electronics Ltd. Advertising Department.

Created Print Ad, POS, Direct Mail and Promo campaigns for Sony, Sharp, Panasonic, JVC, LG and Philips.

Education
Moscow State Pedagogical University, History Department. Master of Arts in History
Y&R Creative Trainings
The Art League School (Alexandria, VA)

Other Experience

Member of Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington (since 2004)
Member of the Panel of Judges (Print & Poster) in the 47th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival (France) – 2000
Chairman of the Panel of Judges of the 9th Moscow International Advertising Festival (Packaging) – 1999
Member of the Panel of Judges UCEA Marketing and Publications Awards (Washington DC), 2006, 2008
Have drawings, paintings and etchings in private collections in Europe and the USA.

Awards

• Listed in the book “DC Design Intelligence” published by the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington (2007)
• Certificate of Merit from Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington (2007, 2006)
• Certificate of Merit from The Illustrators Club of Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia (2006)
• National Diploma from 50th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival (2003)
• Midas the First Global Award from New York Advertising Festival (2001)
• Certificate of Honour from 47th Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival (2000)
• Golden Award from Kingdom of Sweden for Advertising Excellence (1998)

Exhibitions

1997 – WORLD TRADE CENTER MOSCOW (Russia)
1998 – WORLD TRADE CENTER MOSCOW (Russia)
1999 – WORLD TRADE CENTER MOSCOW (Russia)
2000 – WORLD TRADE CENTER MOSCOW (Russia)
2001 – WORLD TRADE CENTER MOSCOW (Russia)
2002 – WORLD TRADE CENTER MOSCOW (Russia)
2003 – Palais des Festivals et des Congrès (Cannes, France)
2004 – Torpedo Factory Art Center (Alexandria, VA)
2005 – Torpedo Factory Art Center (Alexandria, VA)
2006 – The Edison Place Gallery (Washington DC)
2006 – Touchstone Gallery (Washington DC)
2007 – Human Rights Campaign Foundation (Washington DC)
2012, 2013 – Murals at the National Building Museum (Washington DC)
2013 – Fall OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2014 – Spring OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2014 – Fall OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2014 – Del Ray Artisans Gallery “Metamorphosis” Exhibition (Alexandria, VA) – BEST IN SHOW
2015 – Spring OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2015 – RED Exhibition at Gallery Underground (Arlington, VA)
2015 – Fall OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2016 – Arlington Community Federal Credit Union six months installation (Arlington, VA)
2016 – Spring OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2016 – Fall OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2016 – “Figuratively Speaking” Exhibition at Gallery Underground (Arlington, VA)
2017 – Spring OPEN HOUSE Exhibition at Columbia Pike Artist Studios (Arlington, VA)
2017 – Del Ray Artisans Gallery “Breaking the Glass Ceiling” Exhibition (Alexandria, VA)