Graphic designer Alex Parekh, a native of Kyrgyzstan, started his career in New York City.
In 1960s, he moved to Moscow, where he started work for the prestigious Design Bureau, where his work became the inspiration for many of his graphic design works.
Parek, who is also the founder of a design school called Art Institute of America, says that he felt that he needed to make a career change to make money.
He decided to leave his job and pursue graphic design full time, but he found himself drawn back to Russia and decided to open a design studio in Moscow.
The first design school opened in 1971 in Moscow, and it’s today home to over 400 students and staff.
Paringkh says that his early design work inspired him to be creative and ambitious.
“The first thing I did was to make all the designs with the intention to sell them.
And it worked out great,” Pareksays.
“I was able to realize that I wanted to do more with my life, and I felt that I needed to learn more and better myself.”
One of Parekos work came out of the studio, called Art-Institute.
The school started in 1972 and since then, Pareki has been in the design field and is also a professor at Art Institute.
Pares work has influenced artists and designers throughout history.
“It is true that in the world of art, there has always been an artist whose work is most influenced by his design work,” says Parekov, who has also taught at the University of Michigan, Princeton, and Harvard.
“This is true today even if there are designers today who don’t even think about graphic design as a subject matter.”
A graphic designer at Art-institute in Moscow’s prestigious Design bureau.
Paredk says that it’s hard to explain what graphic design is to his colleagues, but it has a very powerful impact.
“As a designer, it has an important role in my life and it has made me the person that I am today,” Paredky says.
“And the more I can do that, the more my creativity will come to life.”
Pareky says that graphic design has a long history and that his design works are the inspiration behind a lot of design trends today.
Parerks art style has been influenced by a number of different artists and design styles, Paredkov explains.
“There is a huge amount of history and a lot different things that are being done by artists today,” he says.
In addition to his work with art school, Parerk has worked at major design studios in Moscow and abroad.
“In addition to designing for myself, I have also designed for other designers and businesses,” Parerki says.
He says that in recent years, designers have been experimenting with different forms of art.
“For example, I was invited to create a graphic for a museum exhibit,” Paringk says.
Parenk says his first designs came out in a fashion magazine called Design Magazine.
“My first design for the magazine was a black-and-white print,” Parenky explains.
PAREK has also designed a series of advertisements for fashion brands and even a book titled, “Designing the Next Fashion Icon.”
In recent years he has also launched several design projects, including a series for the design studio.
“We are also working on a book,” PAREKS comments.
PEREK SAYS that there is no single person who is responsible for the evolution of graphic design in Russia.
“Most of the designers who work in the field today have started as students, or some of them have been students of my school,” Pares says.
The trend is changing, PAREKY says.
It is time to give back to the world, and this is a great time to do so.
“At the beginning of the 1990s, there were only two graphic designers in Russia,” Parelks says.
Today there are more than 40, and PAREKK believes that graphic designers can help create a new generation of creative people.
“People need to create new ideas and a new world in their own way,” PEREKS says.
You can follow the full interview with Alex PAREKI at Design-Institution.com.