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 businesses within the retail, broadcasting, publishing, arts, food and service industries.

Raised in Ukraine and inspired by his father, who was one of the first designers of Soviet electronic wristwatches, 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 in St. Petersburg, Alexey moved to Canada in 2003 and has since worked for large 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.

With his industry knowledge, breadth of expertise and vast network of suppliers, Alexey co-founded Altan Design—a boutique branding and creative agency where he purposefully combines modern design aesthetics with a crystal-clear understanding of what you stand 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

Current and past clients

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.

Alexey Makhinko RGD  |  Toronto, ON Canada 

+1 (647) 479 7707  |  alexey(at)

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