Meet Distillery: Mikhail, Our Creative Einstein

Mikhail Nikipelov

At Distillery, our amazing employees are at the center of everything we do — And they deserve to have the spotlight!

In our “Meet Distillery” series, we introduce you to some of the talented experts who help us (and our partners) bring ideas to life.

Today, we’d like to introduce Mikhail Nikipelov, Distillery’s Creative Einstein!

Mikhail, Art Director and Head of Design at Distillery

Tell us a bit about your background and your role at Distillery.

I’m the Art Director and Head of the Design Department at Distillery! I’ve been in the industry for more than 15 years and have a masters degree in design.

Given your work experience, what do you think are your biggest strengths that you bring to Distillery?

My critical thinking mindset, insane attention to detail, and passion for design are my biggest strengths.

What attracted you to Distillery?

The people! Everyone is ready to provide you with the best service possible, and this feels and works like a family relationship — they are ready to help immediately with anything you need.

What are you learning right now?

How to develop games and shoot movies, artificial intelligence, and Chinese.

How many cups of coffee/tea do you drink throughout a normal work day?

Neither — I usually drink water!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I love being a dad and writing music.

What are three to five hashtags that describe you (both personally and professionally)?

#Perfectionism #Curiosity #Design #Music #Family

What’s your secret talent/superpower?

I had previously been a developer for a while!

What is your most-used/favorite emoji?


What’s your favorite movie/TV show (Or what movie/TV show did you last watch)?

The Matrix.

What is your ideal vacation?

One with no internet connection!

What languages can you speak?

I speak English and Russian!