Oleg “Cmart” Paschenko is one of the first professional web designers in Russia. Also, he is a digital artist, a designer, an Illustrator and a poet. Pashchenko was the head of “Art. Lebedev Studio” for eight years. After leaving the Studio, he taught at the British higher school of Arts and Design. Since, October 2013 he teaches design at Higher school of Economics.
“In the line for a free soup, at the oncologist appointment, in a prison, in a war under fire, and so on… In these kinds of situations a person discovers the main knowledge about life, the universe and stuff that is impossible to obtain from books. The purpose of art is to achieve the same effect, but without causing physical or property damage.” Oleg says in his interview to Adme.ru