Who I Am

Designer, Art Director, Strategist

Award winning industrial designer from Russia. Jury member of Lexus Design Award, ex-head of Design Innovations Department of Russian leading b2b gifts company. Worldwide exhibitions, invited specialist for social design projects in India, Lampbrella is one of the Top 40 in the world solutions for the city. IF Product Design Award /as Art Director/ etc.

Mike Wite is a pseudonym based on a loose translation of the name of Mikhail Belyaev. He works with various worldwide companies and organizations. He’s one of the top-10 best contemporary designers in Russia, according to the British The Culture Trip website. Participant of more than 30 different exhibitions during the last 5 years: in London, Milan, Stockholm, Dusseldorf, Copenhagen, Boston, Moscow, Hong Kong, etc. Works and interviews have been featured in Huff Post, Microsoft Network News, Daily Mail, Wallpaper, The Independent, Yanko Design, Designboom, Metro News.

Education

Art School / Academic drawing and painting
Ural State University of Architecture and Art / Industrial design
St. Petersburg State Institute of Culture / Media design

Email: info@mikewite.com

Mikhail Belyaev Industrial Designer, Art Director, Strategist

Full Range Of A Product Development.

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Successful work with both worldwide brands and startups.

Clients’ Feedbacks

«Mikhail’s willingness and enthusiasm made him a pleasure to work with. He was able to offer valuable insight into the Russian market which was integral to our project.»

Murray Campbell, Design Strategist

Seymourpowell is one of the world’s leading design and innovation companies based in London. Founded in 1984 by Richard Seymour and Dick Powell.

«You will have no issues with Mikhail if he looks after you like he looked after me. Pretty smart designer. Very fair guy.»

John Show, CEO

Maxill was founded in Canada in 1987 and now has direct operations in Canada, the USA and Hong Kong. Maxill is an innovative and integrated manufacturer for many of the key consumable, infection control and disposable products lines used in dentistry.

«It is amazing how Mikhail managed to create a collection of objects for Samsung Staron that are relevant both at exhibitions and for sale.»

Marketing Department

Samsung Staron is a part of large Samsung Corporation, which is responsible for Acrilic Solid Surface named Staron

Product and Industrial Design, Spaces, Concepts.

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Where: USA, Germany, Italy, Hong Kong, Sweden, Netherlands, Russia, United Kingdom, China, France etc.

Awards, Exhibitions And Events 

2018 — ADD Awards,  a member of the expert Council of the award and the trophy designer.

2018 — Lexus Design Award, Russian Top Choise, Jury member

2016 — Hong Kong Mega Show Part I

2015 — ArkDes, “Reprogramming The City”, Stockholm, Sweden 19/06–30/09
2015 — Gifts and Premium, Hong Kong,  China 27–30/04
2015 — Salone Del Mobile (iSaloni), Milan, Italy 14–19/04
2015 — A’Design Award Ceremony, Milan, Italy, Winner 18/04
2015 — Design And Design International Award, France, Winner
2015 — Ambiente Messe Frankfurt, Germany 13–17/02
2015 — Virginia Center for Architecture, “Reprogramming The City” by Scott Burnham, Richmond, USA 15/01–24/03
2015 — PSI Messe, Dusseldorf, Germany 13–15/01

2014 — Hong Kong Mega Show Part I, China 20–23/10
2014 — Design and Design Awards, winner several products, France
2014 — Dutch Architecture Centre 2014, Denmark 1/10–4/01
2014 — London Design Festival 2014, United Kingdom 13–21/09
2014 — St.Petersburg Design Week 2014, Russia 21–28/05
2014 — Lecturing, Smalta Italian Design Studio, St.Petersburg, Russia 23/04
2014 — Gifts and Premuim, Hong Kong 27–30/04
2014 — Lecturing, Erarta museum, St.Petersburg, Russia 19/03
2014 — PSI, Dusseldorf, Germany 10–14/01

2013 — Mega Show Part 1, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 20–23/10
2013 — 100% Design London, within Russian Design Pavalion, England 18–21/09

2013 — Innoprom International Industry Fair, participant of “TOP-7″ Russian Designers during

Global Industrial Design Forum (special guests: Ross Lovegrove, Karim Rashid, Rogier van der Heide), Ekaterinburg, Russia 10–14/07
2013 — Industrial Designer’s Club, Lecturing, Ekaterinburg, Russia 11/07
2013 — Boston Society of Architects’ BSA Space Gallery, “Reprogramming The City: Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure”, Boston, USA 25/06–29/09
2013 — Design and Design International Awards (Artedore collection), France, winner
2013 — St.Petersburg Design Week, as Special Guest, Russia 22–29/05
2013 — VITRINA FAIR, St.Petersburg, Russia 23–25/05
2013 — Martini Art Club (Bench Contest), shortlist, Moscow, Russia
2013 — Mosbuild 2013 (with Artedore brand),  Moscow, Russia 2–5/04
2013 — Second University of Naples of Architecture and Design (Exhibition), Italy

2012 — Design and Design International Awards (Spheroid-Fosterlamp), France, winner
2012 — DA!Fest, International film festival and award in the field of product design and architecture, St.Petersburg, Russia
2012 — SaloneSatellite at I Saloni WorldWide, Moscow, Russia 10–13/10
2012 — Moscow Design Week 2012, Russia 9–14/10
2012 — Design Debut, contest, Moscow, Russia, shortlist
2012 — ARCH Moscow, XVII International Exhibition of Architecture and Design(with Great Matryoshka), Moscow, Russia 23–27/05
2012 — Mosbuild 2012 (with ‘eqloo’ brand), Moscow, Russia 2–5/04

2011 — The Faces of the Streets, Urban Furniture and Enviroment Design Exhibition, Perm, Russia
2011 — Design and Design International Awards, France, winner
2011 — Perm Furniture Design Competition, Russia, winner

Geography: USA, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, France, UAE, Russia, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Spain, Qatar, Australia, India

Among Clients

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