Alexey Makhinko RGD

Markham, ON Canada

Strategically transforming your brand's visual language

Certified Registered Graphic Designer.
RGD is the largest professional Association for graphic design professionals, with over 4,000 Members across Canada. Working with an RGD means you can be confident that you are dealing with experienced, skilled, qualified professionals passionate about design.

Affiliate member of Industrial Designers in Ontario. ACIDO was formed to develop and promote the profession and it fosters high standards of design and professional integrity, supporting designers at all levels of their career through the development and promotion of best practices.

Alexey Makhinko RGD

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Create to motivate

Alexey is an internationally acclaimed multidisciplinary designer and art director with over two decades of experience collaborating with retail, broadcasting, publishing, arts, food and service businesses.

Raised in Ukraine and inspired by his father, an engineer and designer, Alexey completed his studies in Industrial Design in Kyiv, which has provided him with the strategic problem-solving capabilities of combining art, business and engineering to help drive his innovative designs.

After starting a successful career in the creative field back home, Alexey moved to Canada in 2003 and has since worked for retail chains such as Toys”R”Us, Carlton Cards, and Staples; become a certified member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario and has completed a Marketing Certificate Program from the University of Toronto to broaden his knowledge of strategic marketing, brand development and customer loyalty. Recently, Alexey became a part-time professor at the Seneca Polytechnic.

With his industry knowledge, breadth of expertise and vast network of suppliers, Alexey co-founded Altan Design—a boutique branding and creative studio where he purposefully combines design aesthetics with a crystal-clear understanding of what your business stands for and whom your customers expect you to be.

“The possibility of non-linear, abstract thinking allows you to go beyond the generally accepted patterns that have historically emerged, enabling you to find new and sometimes unexpected solutions.” —Alexey Makhinko RGD

Clients & Brands I worked on:

Staples Canada
Keyuoka Ramen Toronto
neät by SKÖNA
Qarteli Winery
Crown Marble & Granite
Living Assistance Services
“Creating marks is best left to professionals with experience, practice and the artistic strength to make them unique.” —Wilhelm Deffke

Let’s talk

Creating the “just right” visual identity and support for your product or service can be a challenging task—that’s why I take special care to understand the problem entirely and work with you to find the best possible creative and marketing solution.

Let’s talk about your next big project.

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+1 (647) 479 7707  |  alexey(at)

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