Yaroslav Rassadin is a Product Designer & Art Director, currently lives and works in Moscow. Yaroslav’s designs are characterized by aesthetics of soft futurism and balance between clarity of idea, elegancy of form, technology, and other essential components of the project to make every product extraordinary. Yaroslav has always been inspired by crafts as well as technical advances, and he pursuits strong combinations of both.
During professional career Yaroslav worked for several companies. He moved from junior designer job in a small company to a position of a chief designer in a large one. Today together with personal practice he continue to cooperate with studios & companies as a consultant and freelance art-director on various projects.
Research & analytics, design consulting, concept creation, product design (in fields of transportation, furniture, lighting, electronics, accessories, etc.) and designer supervision.
Clients & Collaborations
Roche Bobois, Koziol, Roca, Glenfiddich, Cinemood, Arctica, FUGA, Marussia Motors, LiteBox, Brightelek, Atomsvet, Triode design, Yota, Synqera, Kaleva, DenisMilovanovWorkshop, Alexey Maslov Lab, Yandex, Art. Lebedev Studio, Smart Driving Labs and others.
Research > Design > Development > Superproduct
Instead of many small improvements on top of old ideas, Yaroslav tries to look to the essence of a problem to create one strong solution. During stages of development and manufacturing Yaroslav focuses on quality of detail, which is why he appreciates being a part of a team andtries to be involved in engineering process if opportunity exists. Yaroslav approaches design as a way of searching and thinking beyond limits, because one has to find his own unique way to achieve something of a new value.
2014 Shape the future, Corian Dupont Contest, Honourable Mentions Pro Category for Clip Shelf
2012 Nayada Competition, Special prize Winner for Tab collection
2009 ROCA “Jump the Gap”, Top 10 Shortlisted
2008 “Crystal vision” by Designboom and Swarovski, Shortlisted
2008 ROCA “Conquest of space” Winner
2007 Red Dot Design Concept Award for Samovar (with MWD)
2006 Artemide Light DC, 2nd place, Diava lamp (with MWD)
2015 100% TobeUs. Polytechnic Museum. California car.
2011 “Oh Studio Mio!“, Koziol Glücksfabrik in Erbach
2010 Moscow Design Week. Pro Process, Provision Warehouses
2010 Sretenka Design Week, Designboom Gallery, Moscow
2009 Glenfiddich Barrel Art Russia, “Project 1988 “, Winzavod, Moscow
2008 SaloneSatellite at I Saloni Worldwide, Krokus Expo, Moscow
I was born and raised in industrial city of Ulyanovsk, graduated local Technical University. I had to become an automotive engineer, but just before graduating I came across with product design. I was so impressed that it led me to discover aesthetics of detail, surfaces and joints, but most important an approach to design that combines all aspects of making a product: pure engineering was not enough anymore. After graduation, I already knew what my true passion was design.
My main inspirations are engineering and technology - both past and present. I use my engineering background to find unique solutions that help me to make object containing more than it is physically, but rather one that provokes new senses in a delicate and intelligent way. I’ve always been fascinated by space history, Vladimir Shukhov’s architecture, who renowned for his pioneering works for structural engineering, intelligent space design from Tarkovsky movies, and a lot of other things. I always discover something new.
2015 Cinemood product designer. Project with AD magazine & Khokhloma factory. TobeUs Car project.
2014 Tram R1 concept consulting for OKB ATOM / Maison & Objet Paris 2014. Collaboration with Denis Milovanov Workshop
2013 Independent product designer & art director for various clients and self initiated projects.
2009 Joined Marussia Motors company as Chief Designer in Automotive Department, managed design team during the process of developing five car concepts, and supervised brand identity, including accessories and media presentation.
2007 Designer, CAD modeler at Lobanov Ltd.
2006 Together with architect Sergey Mozheyko established Manworksdesign (MWD) Bureau. During three years of collaboration, created various projects. Bureau won the RedDot Design Concept Award in 2007 for SAM, a new interpretation of modern samovar.
2005 Industrial designer, CAD modeler at Designworks.
2004 Moved to Moscow. Industrial designer at Smirnov Design.
2001 Graduated Ulyanovsk State Technical University with Master’s degree in Automotive engineeering
1999 Graduated Ulyanovsk School of Traditional Arts and Crafts with Cabinetmaker speciality.
1979 Born in Ulyanovsk, Russia.
Employment & Internships
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Currently there is no vacancy for any employment or internship.