Maksim Barkhatov is a seasoned multidisciplinary designer boasting over a decade of diverse experience across agencies, in-house roles, and freelance projects. With a versatile skill set encompassing creative direction, branding, packaging, print, environmental, and digital design, Maksim brings a wealth of expertise to every project.

Driven by a commitment to clarity and impact, Maksim's design philosophy revolves around simplicity, boldness, and authentic emotional connection. His approach eschews passing trends in favor of timeless, impactful solutions that resonate deeply with audiences.

In his latest endeavor, Maksim co-founded Gucha Gucha, a boutique studio and shop located in the vibrant heart of Chicago. Here, he designs, produces, and curates an eclectic collection of original designs, unique gifts, and select client projects.

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