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Timeout: Gleb Kuznetsov

Who are you?

My name is Gleb. I am a design director and product designer originally from Moscow, Russia, and currently based in Europe. My first experience in design was 16 years ago when I was worked as a programmer. After three years of experimenting I realized what exactly I was interested in, which was to devise something amazing on the edge of design — digital products. Hence today I’m a product designer with 15 years of experience in UX/UI design interaction, advertising, branding, and data visualization.

Currently I work for an international telecom product company called Nemo TV as design director. I also provide services as a freelance product designer/consultant around the world. Love my wife, my daughter, and paragliding in the Swiss Alps.

What are you working on?

Right now I’m concentrated on new-generation product concepts for startups and big innovative companies. Always on the learning and practising curve to find new ways of interaction for highly-loaded B2C products. The most interesting job that I have done in the recent past was the creation of the new interactive TV app with its own launcher for connected devices, including UX/UI design for smart TV and Android TV Box. Also I have worked on mobile interaction for one of the most important mobile companies and done work aimed at simplifying interactions on Android devices.

Choose a favorite shot of yours. Why is it a favorite?

I’m not happy with any shots that I have on Dribbble.

I choose this shot because, unlike many designers, I am not a fan of very flat designs. I prefer designs to be more material. I’m an old-school designer and grew up on Steve Jobs products, including skeuomorphic design. I try to work on shadows and colors to make a product look real and not just “soulless UI.” On this shot can you see a filter for one of the products I have done for a legal company in New York.

Tell us about your setup. What tools did you use to create the shot (e.g. hardware, software, pens, paper, blowtorch)?


In my work I use Adobe Creative Suite. My favourite apps are Photoshop After Effects and Illustrator. Also I used some web-based tools like the Invision app to make mockups and apps like Trello to be in control of time and tasks for the design team.

Choose a favorite shot from another Player. Why do you dig it?

App for events

App for events

by Jakub Antalík

Just another swiping app. It is about private events and parties. Behance Twitter Facebook

View on Dribbble

I love what Jakub Antalík does. Great balance between flat and material design.

Find Gleb at Dribbble and on Twitter.

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