Design Lead, Unsplash
Kirill Zakharov, Design lead @ Unsplash shares the product journey of the platform. Founded 3 years ago as a humble Tumblr blog, Unsplash has grown into an industry-leading photography community. It’s become a source of inspiration for everyone from award-winning writers like Deepak Chopra to industry-titans like Apple, and millions of creators worldwide.
Kirill is a designer specializing in interrelating people and technology through reductive design and code. After getting his Major in Design at Concordia University, he joined Crew to lead design and later build out the Crew Collective and Café space and brand. He’s currently the Head of Design at Unsplash—where he’s bridging design and development, evolving the Unsplash Design System and shaping the future of open photography. When not designing, he's traveling and taking photos with his pocket camera-phone.