Kostya Diachkov

Multidisciplinary Designer and Media Artist with strong interest in Web, Brand & Communication Design

Design that cares: improving communication, implementing best practices, inspire local communities and brands through art & design


Kostya is striving for continuous education & professional growth: he completed a sound-design course curated by Sonya Killmann & Reydel Dower at Ural Branch of National Center for Contemporary Art (Ural NCCA), 2022.

In May 2021, Kostya with his project “Hortus Permianus: Perm post-anthropocene Garden” won the scholarship program of the Museum of Contemporary Art “PERMM” and the “NORPEXAL” Foundation.

In 2015-2018 he studied at the British school of design (Moscow, Russia), had a course on typography (Perm, Russia) and a workshop on mobile applications design at Yandex (Yekaterinburg, Russia).

As a designer, he prefers to work with startups & non-profit educational, science, cultural organizations, such as Perm State University, the PSU Endowment Fund, Cat shelter “Matroskin”. He also completed a number of commercial projects.

His latest works explore bio-aesthetics through mathematical algorithms. Working with new media Kostya takes data from bio-agents (flowers, plants and mould) and using digital methods generates new senses


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Artist‘ Statement

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Artist‘ Statement

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place of birth /living:

Perm, Russia


russian – native;
polish – elementary;
english – intermediate.


2019 – 2021 — Master degree in Design, Digital Art, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia;

2002 – 2007 — Specialist degree in History,
Faculty of History and Political science,
Perm State University, Perm, Russia.

courses and workshops: 

2022 – Sonya Killmann & Reydel Dower’sound design course “SoundLab”, Ural NCCA, Yekaterinburg, Russia;

2018 – workshop “Mobile apps design” Yandex, Yekaterinburg, Russia;

2017 – Igor Shtang’course on typography;

2015 – course “User Interface & User Experience” British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, Russia;

2012 – “Polish language for foreigners”, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.

awards and grants: 

2021-2022 – Museum of Contemporary Art “PERMM” and the “NORPEXAL” Foundation, grant for artists from Perm region;

2019-2021 – Oxford-Russia Fund, grant for MA students on Digital humanities and Arts;

exhibitions & events: 

oct.-25 dec. 2022 – “Iz Glubini” (From the Depths) exhibition by Alexander Gulyaev & Grigory Glebov, Edward Beckendorf and Kostya Diachkov, Perm Contemporary Art Museum PERMM, Perm, Russia;

jan – 19 feb. 2022 – “Voice of the Urals”, with audio-visual performance “Permian Garden”, Ural NCCA, Yekaterinburg, Russia;

jan. 2022 – “Nevidimii Svet” (Invisible Light) by Petya Stabrovski, with pop-up project “Reflekcia”, Museum of Contemporary Art “PERMM”, Perm, Russia;

jul. 2021 – “Pine Drone” by  Kostya Dyachkov, Sergey Kostyrko and Maria Kuptsova, Crypt0rave, Sankt-Petersburg, Russia;

apr. 2021 – “Priroda cifrovogo nabludenia” (The Nature of Digital Observation), Omega Cinema Center, Yekaterinburg, Russia;

feb. 2021 – “Divnii Mir” (Brave World), Gallery “Artservatoria”, Habarovsk, Russia;

feb. 2021 – “Nekogda”, online + zoom perfomances;

nov. 2020 – “Archipelag 2030”, Grand final ceremony, Moscow, Russia;

oct. 2020 – “–Da.Processing”, Gallery “Elektro Muzei”, Moscow, Russia;

sept. 2020 “Divnii Mir” (Brave World), Gallery “ArtEtaz”, Vladivostok, Russia;

jul. 2020 –“V ozidanii Novoi Prirodi” (Expectation for the new nature), platform Hubs by Mozilla; 

feb. 2020 – “Tehnologii souchastiya” (Technologies of complicity), coworking space Ayax, Vladivostok, Russia. 

workflow apps: 

Figma / Affinity Photo / Affinity Designer / Miro / Blender & Spline;

TouchDesigner / Hydra ojack / PureData / Ableton Live

Last update:
15 May 2023