UK English (fluent), Russian (int.)
Rich has 20 years experience in design and has worked with some of the world’s largest brands including Tesco, Kingfisher, Starbucks and ASDA. With an eye for detail and an inquisitive personality he heads up our creative team in their quest to provide all our clients with innovative and beautiful work that’s appropriate for their needs. He enjoys cycling and has finally fixed his bike!
Retail Design: with a long history in retail design Richard enjoys nothing more than creating retail spaces that are inviting and functional for both customers and employees.
Book Design: he has a knack for organising information and knows all the InDesign short cuts to make any book or (book-like) report look as professional and interesting as a it can be.
Experience: over the years Richard has worked with a multitude of businesses, both big and small. He knows what works and what doesn’t when it comes to design (and business in general). So, if you have questions feel free to ask!
Russian (fluent), English (adv.)
Fatima is now the longest serving member of the team except Richard! Fatima is clever and thorough and can hold her own in both design and illustration. She likes to theorise about science fiction and enjoys reading graphic novels. Perhaps one day she’ll make her very own.
Illustration: whether its on paper or as a scalable vector, she churns out beautiful graphics for use in a wide range of projects.
Presentations & Mockups: with a great grasp of gradients and perspective, she excels at creating sleek modern looking designs and convincing 3D models for packaging design so you can get an idea of what your product will look like before spending all that money on printing…
Custom Type & Icons: she has a good understanding of typography and icons, both of which are little things that can make a big difference in creating a successful design.
Russian (fluent), English (adv)
Kamilya brings an international outlook to the office (she studied in Malaysia). She also provides expert advice in interior design, and keeps us up to date on all the latest trends.
Experimenting: She goes out of her way to source just the right product for clients, and if it can’t be sourced she’ll make it and work with the manufacturer until it’s right.
Curiosity: She’s always drawing, sketching, and generally being inspired by what’s around.
Russian (fluent), Kyrgyz (adv), English (adv)
The newest member of the team, Nurbek joins us with bags of experience in international NGO administration. He keeps all our records in order, brings the money in and generally keeps things ticking over nicely.
Seeking and finding: whenever one of the others needs an obscure piece of metal for a project, and when we’ve exhausted all other avenues, Nurbek manages to track it down somehow!
Unflappable: we’ve never seen him stressed!
Spark Hall of Fame
Good people are hard to find, but here at Spark we have been privileged to work with some of the best. Of course it wouldn’t be fair to the world to keep them all to ourselves, and so some of our employees have moved on to make the world a better place, and to be a blessing to others, as they were to us. This is a thank you to those who have gone, but who have helped to make Spark what it is today.
Russian (fluent), English (fluent)
Zoya joined Spark straight out of college, when the company was quite young and we still had a lot to figure out. But despite her lack of experience, she quickly rose to the occasion, working with clients and acquainting herself with all the legal offices and ministries around town to keep us up and running. The whole time she also taught English in the evenings, which is a testament to her character and tireless work ethic. She was always pushing herself and others to improve, to keep learning, and to keep trying new things. After years of applying for scholarships, she was accepted into a programme that will have her studying all over World, realising her livelong dream of traveling the world and getting her Masters Degree. Bon Voyage Zoya!