Kostya Diachkov

1984, Perm, Russia
UX / UI designer & Media artist

Currently, he is working on
Hortus Permianus: Perm post-anthropocene Garden” project in the Museum of Contemporary Art “PERMM”
with “NORPEXAL” Foundation’ financial support (Perm, Russia).

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.

Kostya is striving for continuous education & professional growth: 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).

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.

As a UX/UI 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.

Kostya is very proud to be a part of a transdisciplinary artistic research group –Digitocene.Net.


place of birth:

Perm, Russia

place of living:

Perm, Russia


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.


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

work experience: 

project are not protected 
by a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

2021 — website online exhibition “Nekogda”
(collaboration with Vlad Kononkov);
2020 — website Cat shelter “Matroskin”;
2020 — website Perm State University;
2019 — website online magazine “P–Journal”;
2019 — website Endownment Fund PSU;
2018 – 2019 — website “Map of Skills & Professions” PSU.

courses and workshops: 

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;


apr. 2021 – “The Nature of Digital Observation”, Omega Cinema Center, Yekaterinburg, Russia;
feb. 2021 – “Brave World”, Gallery “Artservatory”, 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 – “Brave World”, Gallery “ArtEtaz”, Vladivostok, Russia; 
jul. 2020 –“Expectation for the new nature”, platform Hubs by Mozilla; 
feb. 2020 – “Technologies of complicity”, coworking space Ayax, Vladivostok, Russia. 

workflow apps: 

Figma & Sketch / Affinity Photo / Affinity Designer /
Hype Pro / Zeplin / InVission;
TouchDesigner / PureData / Resolum

Last update 18 August 2021

Have a look at:

CV (ru, pdf) / Bio (ru, pdf) / Portfolio-UX/UI (ru, pdf) / Portfolio-art (coming soon) / Design Statement (en, pdf)