Maxim Zhestkov is a freelance visual artist and animation director.
His main passions are design, art and cinematography which he combines for
clients around the globe including Google, Fox, MTV, Warner Brothers, IDEO, UniversalEverything etc.

Along with his professional career he is always trying to shift the boundaries of visual language
through his short films. He studied architecture and got a master's degree in graphic design and fine art.
Working on films, advertisements and in the design industry he explores the new frontier of art, 
technology and design and is always looking for a new challenges.

For business of public speaking enquires please contact Maxim at:


Festivals and conferences:

Onedotzero festival. United Kingdom. 2009
Computer graphics conference / CGEvent. Russia. 2009
British higher school of art and design. Russia. 2011
TEDx Tomsk conference. Russia. 2011
The Annual Innovation forum "Innovative Russia – 2020". Russia. 2011
Computer graphics conference / CGEvent. Russia. 2016
Onedotzero festival. United Kingdom. 2016
Sapporo International Film Festival. Japan. 2016
Resonate festival. Serbia. 2016
Microwave International New Media Arts Festival. China. 2016

Interviews and publications: / Adobe. 2007
Stash Magazine. USA. 2007
Stash Magazine. USA. 2008 Canada. 2008
Computer Arts. United Kingdom. 2008
Dazed & Confused. United Kingdom. 2009
Creative Review. United Kingdom. 2009
Motionographer. USA. 2010
Theory and Practice. Russia. 2011
The Creators Project. United Kingdom. 2015
The Creators Project. United Kingdom. 2016
The Collective Podcast. 2017