A year of great people and great challenges
Ever since the russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine broke out, we joined the fight for our freedom the way we could best. The war ignited our drive to keep going, supporting our country by taking on new projects. We have donated over $100k so far to help our armed forces, people in Ukraine, as well as our brave colleagues' family members who joined the army to protect our country.
This challenging time once again showed us that the most important part of Lazarev.agency is its team. During the first days of war we provided our people with a psychologist to help deal with shock and atrocities.
Even though most of us are scattered all over Ukraine and the world, we try to have quality time inside our agency. We come together for online/offline lunches and meetings to keep in touch with one another. Because this is what our team will cherish forever — moments we spent laughing, talking, working on projects, celebrating the agency's milestones like winning Red Dot Awards, and even living together.
Despite the war, this year Lazarev.agency grew almost twice — we welcomed over 36 more amazing people to our creative design team and expanded it to 60+ Lazarev'ians.
Ongoing russian missile attacks and energy shutdowns across the country completely changed the way Ukrainians live and work. So we had to adapt and learn to do both in new conditions.
We moved to another office to keep our people safer as well as got sleeping bags to ensure teammates were cozy and warm regardless of the temperature in their homes.
Lazarev. will remember 2022 as a year of opportunities to share our expertise with others. We published insightful articles on design and business in international and local media.
There have also been a lot of events where we got to speak about these topics, and we just loved it. Our CEO Kyrylo Lazarev and top design experts Andriy Gaday, Anna Demianenko, and Oleksandr Holovko shared their knowledge with the Ukrainian community of creatives. Lazarev'ians gave various lectures, two of them on an educational platform, Creative Practice. Also, our PM rockstars Kseniia Shyshkova and Kostiantyn Potapov are mentors on an IAMPM course, teaching people how to be top project managers.
It's a product design team of professionals we're proud to brag about and work with.
There have been tons of internal workshops as well. Yes, we not only teach but also hone our own skills in design and project management. Our already mentioned team leads, Anna Demianenko, Andriy Gaday, Kseniia Shyshkova, and also Oleksandr Koshytskyi, powered up Lazarev'ians with the knowledge to create even more winning projects.
This year has been tough, but also filled with a strong spirit, love, and heartwarming moments our team will cherish. We're grateful to everyone who has been a part of those moments along the way.
And now, let's get ready for a new page, a new year. 2023, we have big plans for you.
If you want to step into this journey with us and be a part of our design community, come on and join Lazarev.agency on Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter.