Mitya Kharshak is a designer, academic director of the program of the HSE School of Design in St. Petersburg, founder and chief editor of Projector magazine, a design researcher and teacher. He taught at the Berlin High School of Art. Participant of international projects in Bauhaus (Dessau, Germany, 2003 and 2006−2007). Member of many professional exhibitions and competitions. Author of the book "From the Psychology of Everyday Font to Graphic Archeology" (2006), as well as dozens of articles on design, advertising, and visual arts. He taught at the Northwest Press Institute. From 2008 to 2011, Associate Professor of the Department of Theory and History of Art and Architecture, St. Petersburg State Art and Industrial Academy. From 2011 to 2017, he regularly lectured and gave master classes at the British Higher School of Art & Design (Moscow). From 2017, he headed the St. Petersburg branch of the HSE School of Design. His works are in the collections of the Russian National Library, the State Museum of Vladimir Nabokov, the State Museum of Political History of Russia, the State Museum "Tsarskoye Selo Collection."
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