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  • Nikolay Komarov

    Leader of the LAS design team in Shanghai

    Shanghai, China

My career began in an international design firm, shifting to a research and management consulting environment. Having expertise in being a member of multidisciplinary teams, I possess experience in user-centered design and proficiency in major design processes and tools. I enjoy helping non-designers gain an unconventional perspective on tasks, and as a result, add extra value to products and services. Qualifications: • graphic design • experience design (innovation centres, workshops, conferences) • information design • visual communication and storytelling • product design • design management • background in international design Work examples can be found here: https://www.behance.net/nkomarov Please contact me for portfolio.

Work Samples

  • Powerful assessment toolkit

Work History

  • Leadership Advisory Services Design

    • Spencer Stuart
    • Feb 2014 - Present (3 years 9 months)

    As a leader of the LAS design team based in Shanghai, I work with regional and global teams, helping the business create new products and tools and reimagine existing ones.

    • Design reports, visualising and representing data collected during assessments in the most coherent and intuitive manner;
    • Create easy-to-use learning tools and resources, ensuring that internal products and services are understood by our employees and pleasant to operate;
    • Use design expertise to turn leadership workshops into engaging learning experiences.

  • Lead Designer

    • Reya Group
    • Dec 2011 - Jan 2014 (2 years 1 month)

    • Key member of a team comprised of social scientists, business consultants, and software engineers who created “best in class” culture assessment toolkit

    • Led the design team, which provided support in development and facilitation of leadership workshops and internal engagement projects for the largest MNC in the greater China area.

    Responsibilities: experience design, UI design, design management

    Clients: CHANEL, Mondelez, Levi's,

  • Senior Designer

    • Design Group Italia
    • Jan 2009 - Oct 2011 (2 years 9 months)

    • Member of an international design team;
    • Worked in varied fields, from the automotive industry to architectural markets to electric appliances;
    • Explored clients’ potential and analyzed market and design trends;
    • Defined customers’ needs and transformed findings into relevant design concepts;
    • Created presentations through engaging demo experiences.

    Responsibilities: experience design, visual storytelling, product design

    Clients: 3M, Vimar, Tomtom, ABB, Pininfarina

  • Visual designer

    • Turbomilk
    • Aug 2006 - Aug 2007 (1 year)

    Designed icons and interfaces for international clients.

    Clients: Belkin, Storebrand, Travel Menu, Arrow Model


  • Istituto Europeo di Design

    • MA Industrial Design
    • 2008 - 2008
  • Samara State Architecture and Civil Engineering University

    • MA Architecture and urban planning
    • 2000 - 2006



2003 Multi-apartment living building, Special Jury Prize. 2004 Venice Architectural Biennale, participant 2006 Shwartzkopf&Hehkel, GOT2B winner. 2007 Henkel Art-Award in Industrial design, finalist. 2007 Asics Design Competition 2008 Nikon Coolpix Design Competition, finalist.