18 July 2005
DataArt Lead Designer Wins Major Russian Web Award
Andrey Balashov, Senior Designer at DataArt Design Studio won the "Golden Site" award, a Webby Award for Russia, for his design of Davno.ru, a collection of old soviet post-cards and posters, with a distinguished "social realism" style.
Balashov has been DataArt's senior designer for over six years and continues to play a key role in creating DataArt's sharp image online - www.dataart.com, while leading multiple design projects. Besides his corporate responsibilities, he continues to maintain several well-known web-sites he designed in his leisure time.
The "Golden Site" contest is a major award for the Russian Internet, with the final list of contestants selected by qualified jury from a number of nominations. Davno.ru has been nominated in "the National Property" category. The "Golden Site" has been held annually since 1998. DataArt Design Studio won the Grand Prix in 2002 for designing a site of a famous Russian pop band "Mumiy-Troll".