Zhestkov.Studio is a digital art and design studio founded by media artist and director Maxim Zhestkov with partners in 2015.

We work on the intersection of art, design and computer graphic and developing new forms of moving images for clients around the globe including Adobe, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, LG, PlayStation, Nike, Under Armour, Jimmy Choo etc.

In the endless pursuit of new visual languages, we are producing an art film each season along with our commercial work. Our personal art projects got a huge exposure and were exhibited in galleries and public spaces all over the world.

With the passion for design, technology, architecture, science and fashion we are always looking for collaborations with clients to help them to explore new visual territories and build advanced visuals.

Festivals / Screenings:

Hermitage Museum. St Petersburg, Russia, 2019
Times Square. USA, 2019
MIT. USA, 2019
Al-Tiba9. Algeria, 2019
ArtBasel Miami. USA, 2018
ArtFutura. UK, Spain, USA, Mexico, 2018
HafenKunstKino. Germany, 2018
San Francisco International Airport. USA, 2018
Ars Electronica Animation Festival. Austria, 2018
Athens Digital Arts Festival. Greece, 2018
Center MARS. Russia, 2018
VDNH / COSMOS. Russia,Permanent exhibition
CANAL+. France, 2017
Digital Decade. United Kingdom, 2017
GogolFest. Ukraine, 2017
London Sketchbook Festival. United Kingdom, 2017
Microwave International New Media Arts Festival. China, 2016
Resonate festival. Serbia, 2016
Sapporo International Film Festival. Japan, 2016
Onedotzero festival. United Kingdom, 2016
Innovative Russia – 2020. Russia, 2011
TEDx Tomsk conference. Russia, 2011
British higher school of art and design. Russia, 2011
Onedotzero festival. United Kingdom, 2009

Articles / Publications:

iGNANT. Germany, 2018
Colossal. USA, 2018
SPIEGEL. Germany, 2018 
REUTERS. United Kingdom, 2018
Adobe. USA, 2018
WePresent. USA, 2018
Krakatau. Russia, 2018
Juxtapoz. USA, 2018

Colossal. USA, 2018
iGNANT. Germany, 2018
WIRED. Italy, 2017
Motionographer. USA, 2017
Stash. USA, 2017
Colossal. USA, 2017
Booooooom. Canada, 2017
Designboom. USA, 2017
Hypebeast. USA, 2017
Champ Magazine. United Kingdom, 2017 Various Artists. United Kingdom, 2017 Creators. United Kingdom, 2017
The Collective Podcast. USA, 2017 The Creators Project. United Kingdom, 2016 The Creators Project. United Kingdom, 2015 Theory and Practice. Russia, 2011
WIRED. USA, 2010
Motionographer. USA, 2010
Creative Review. United Kingdom, 2009
Dazed & Confused. United Kingdom, 2009
Computer Arts. United Kingdom, 2008
Ventilate.ca. Canada, 2008

Stash Magazine. USA, 2008
Stash Magazine. USA, 2007
99u.com / Adobe, USA, 2007