Kirill Zakharov is a designer and developer—helping people shape digital products and visual systems.
I’m a Montreal-based designer specializing in interrelating humans and technology through reductive design and code. Over the past decade, I’ve had the pleasure of helping people build companies, develop brands, and digital products with a focus on simplicity, usability, and scalability.
Currently shaping the future of open photography as the Head of Design at Unsplash(acq. by Getty Images).
Previously, I helped Crew(2014) build a marketplace of highly-vetted freelancers and raise a $7M round to build a new economy around photography. We then built the world’s most beautiful co-working space and café(2016) before getting acquired by Dribbble(2017).
I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked on a wide range of projects that have shaped Unsplash to where it is today: from initial ideas to strategy to design and implementation. Here are some of my favorites.
One of the most installed plugins for Figma with over 1.2 million installs.In collaboration with Liam Martens
Official Unsplash app for iOS.In collaboration with Olivier Collet, Charles Deluvio
Unsplash Wallpapers for macOS makes it easy to find and preview breathtaking wallpapers, right from your menu bar.In collaboration with Olivier Collet, Charles Deluvio
With over 90,000 installs, Unsplash Instant is a Google Chrome extension that shows a random beautiful photo from Unsplash every time you open a new tab.In collaboration with Luke Chesser, Charles Lalonde
A yearly celebration created to recognize the powerful impact Unsplash contributors have made through their generosity and artistry.In collaboration with Charles Deluvio, Unsplash
Advertising on Unsplash: a new kind of advertising for the Internet.In collaboration with Unsplash
The Unsplash API is used in over 18,000 third-party applications, including Facebook, Google, BuzzFeed, Medium, Zoom, Mailchimp, Trello, Adobe, Typeform and Product Hunt.In collaboration with Charles Deluvio, Unsplash
I’ve had the privilege to work with some of the smartest people in the industry who made the following projects especially memorable.
We’ve teamed up with Mackey Saturday to figure out a new, distinctive identity for Unsplash.In collaboration with Mackey Saturday, Charles Deluvio, Unsplash
A garment that embodies the spirit of exploration, brought to you by Tobias van Schneider and Unsplash.A collaboration between Tobias van Schneider and Unsplash
The world’s first entirely crowdsourced book featuring 250 pages of photos, essays and artistic creations. Featuring Lawrence Lessig, Jeffrey Zeldman, Kirby Ferguson and Tobias Van Schneider.Crowdsourced by Unsplash, designed by DeuxHuitHuit