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    GENT MEDIA

    Design & Creative Development by Michael Sharanda

    May your heart never stop dreaming.

    vr gallery

    Metaverse is coming! Meet me in my virtual art gallery.

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    crazybaby

    Design direction for a futuristic audio electronics company.

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    loop

    Impossible geometry maze board game. Unique mechanics.

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    manrope

    Minimal, modern, geometric, multilanguage sans-serif font family.

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    huawei

    Product page design direction for multinational tech corporation.

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    kudolo

    Mobile Drone controller UI that turns reality to an engaging video game.

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    alcatel

    Product experience for a legendary smartphone brand.

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    oneplus

    Logo & Visual Identity for an Android smartphone corporation.

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    Mikhail Sharanda

    About

    Mikhail Sharanda is an award-winning multidisciplinary designer / creative developer / team leader. Currently based in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

    Best known for:

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    Awwwards

    Website of the day

    Developer Award

    Mobile Excellence

    Honors

    Manrope Font website

    2019

    Mobile Excellence

    Honors

    gent.media website

    2019

    Honors

    crazybaby.com website

    2019
    Computer Arts magazine

    Creativity is a skill

    2019
    Creative Bloq

    A better alternative to CSS breakpoints

    2019
    Behance

    Featured in the Graphic Design gallery with 10000+ appreciations

    Manrope Font

    2019
    Google

    Masters of Mobile: Greater China Report

    Huawei

    2018
    Dmajor

    Contributed on projects for Android, Samsung, YouTube

    2015
    OnePlus

    Logo and visual identity

    2014

    Philosophy

    Do you remember how magical it was the first time you combined blue and yellow paint?

    The control over colors and visual perceptions…

    I loved how influential I could be to the world around me. I made people feel surprised and smile. Tell a story, deliver a message.

    There was nothing before. Now it works. It helps somebody. Makes their life slightly better.

    Through all the hard things, I found love and excitement.

    there are no shortcuts

    I grew up in a bad neighborhood during an economic crisis in Russia. I can’t say my childhood was hard. I had everything I needed, but I clearly remember a strong feeling of rejection: I didn’t like anything around me and I didn’t want this place to leave its footprint on me. I wanted my life to be different, but I had neither skills nor knowledge.

    When I started my first job I desperately wanted to succeed in my career and life… I often compromised my work and did “whatever it takes” just to get where I wanted.

    I took projects I didn’t like. I worked with people I didn’t enjoy working with.

    But from where I am now, it finally becomes clear that there are no shortcuts.

    Every time I tried to “cheat” - it just hit me back harder. The projects got suspended, I was embarrassed to publish those in my portfolio, clients were disappointed and didn’t want to pay.

    But every time I have done something because I loved what I’m doing - it raised me up. I’ve impressed my clients, they’ve recommended me to their friends. But more than that, it made me happier, made me learn new skills, and opened up new opportunities.

    I spent years looking into myself, trying to understand who I am, what’s important to me, what are my qualities, what are my values, and finally find my own way to love what I’m doing.