282 - Ilya Miskov

Ilya Miskov is a Visual & Product Designer

Ilya Miskov is a Visual & Product Designer. He's currently open for work.

He was previously at Sketch, Frame.io and Data Axle.

His hobbies involve riding his e-bike/e-skateboard, building custom mechanical keyboards, gaming and livestreaming.

He has two desks. One for work, one for streaming/gaming (which he also uses for work when he feels like it).

Twitter → twitter.com/ilyamiskov
Dribbble → dribbble.com/ilyamiskov

Inside Ilya's Workspace

(Note: some of the above workspace pictures were taken at different times when the setup was changing.)

First desk (work desk):

Second desk (gaming & livestreaming desk):


  • Figma
  • Affinity Photo
  • Pixelmator Photo
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Notion
  • Slack
  • Apple Music
  • Discord

What is your favorite item in your workspace?

My favorite item in my workspace would probably have to be my mechanical keyboard that I’ve recently built - Fuji 65. I’ve had a few boards before, but this was the one that finally clicked with me. It sounds beautiful, looks gorgeous and has that Mount Fuji theme going on, along keycaps with Japanese sublegends. As you can see, I am in love with everything that has to do with Japan 😀

How do you spark creativity?

This is a difficult one. I am not very consistent when it comes to staying creative. There are periods of time when I absolutely don’t feel like designing, and it can last for days or weeks at a time, until I suddenly get that spark again and want to work on something. I’d say, doing something else apart from work helps you disconnect, get some new perspectives and get you inspired again.

How do you manage work-life balance?

Sadly I do not have a scheme for a good work-life balance. I would say my days are very cyclic and boring. Some days I stay all night designing, then sleep all day until the evening, wake up, then do the chores, and go back to work, then it all starts again. I think I need to do something differently here 😅

What do you think is the main benefit of remote work?

The obvious main benefit – you get to stay at home. You don’t waste precious time and money on commuting to work. That in return allows you to instead spend that time to do more important things, stay with your family, enjoy yourself and your hobbies, and be more efficient at work because of it.
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