Vladimir Zimakov is a Los Angeles based artist, designer and illustrator who works in a variety of techniques including linocut, silkscreen and letterpress among other traditional and digital media. He also frequently conducts workshops and teaches college level courses in the areas of Graphic Design, Illustration and Foundation.


After receiving a Bachelors of Art degree from the Art Institute of Kansas City, Vladimir apprenticed with a renowned Russian painter and sculptor Mihail Chemiakin. During that time Vladimir mastered illustration and drawing techniques, participated in the projects and exhibits of Chemiakin’s Institute of Philosophy and Psychology of Art and worked as a director of  “Museum of Imagination”, located in Hudson, New York. After developing a strong interest in book arts, he pursued a Masters degree at the Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London.


As a designer and illustrator Vladimir has worked with world’s leading publishing houses such as Penguin, Random House, Faber and Faber, the Folio Society and Vita Nova. He illustrated books and book covers for the works of Gustav Meyrink, Nikolai Gogol, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Alexandre Dumas, Herman Melville and A.T.A. Hoffman among others. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in America, Europe and Russia.


Please contact Vladimir at vzimakov@gmail.com for any freelance or artwork inquiries.