Graphic and type designer, calligrapher and typographer Oleg Macujev was born in Novokuznetsk in 1984. He graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University (design of mass media specialization); in 2004-2007 he studied at the Alexander Tarbeev Type Design Workshop of Moscow State University of Printing. From 2004 to 2009 Oleg worked as a graphic designer in different Moscow design studios and publishing houses.
In 2007-2008 he also lectured on type and calligraphy at the National Institute of Modern Design. He took part at Svjato Kyrylyci festivals (Kharkiv, Ukraine) in 2007, 2008 and 2009, last year he presented a lecture on his project of type based on Russian skoropis. He also took part in Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design Golden Bee 8 (2008) and in international typography conference ATypI (2008).
He received the second prize for excellence in type and graphic design in studentís competition organized by ParaType for Epiphany typeface (2008). He has obtained the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design at Modern Cyrillic 2009 competition for Epiphany and Fry typefaces. Since 2009 he has been living in Novokuznetsk and working as a freelance graphic designer.
Oleg combines this work with creation of original typefaces for his type foundry (www.omtype.com). In type works he tries to join old Cyrillic calligraphy tradition with modern type technology.