Ivan Khmelevskiy is a graduate of the BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration programme. In 2009, Ivan left Moscow to continue his studies at our partner institute — the University of Hertfordshire (UK), where he received a bachelor's degree. 

In 2011, Ivan founded the design studio The Bakery Design. Over the years, the studio has produced large-scale projects for clients such as Converse, Fred Perry, Marussia Motors, Costume Code, Nike, Bosco Di Ciliegi, Trunkfunk Records, The UnderworldCamden, Gorky Park, Lion Is The Sun, Wonderwalls, I AM and Batista .

"To all students, including those who come to us for an interview, I suggest the same thing: don't dwell just on design — live a full life, learn new things, produce a lot of work, and everything will be fine."


In 2015, the company Coca Cola chose The Bakery to participate in a global project #mashupcoke in honour of the 100th anniversary of the famous glass bottles of Coca-Cola — the world's first branded containers for carbonated soft drinks. Together with hundreds of artists and graphic designers around the world, Ivan and The Bakery team received a brief — to redesign vintage Coca Cola advertising, using only red, black and white. The Bakery's submission became part of a large exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts High (Atlanta, USA), and the design has been applied to promotional corporate materials.