Oleksandr SOBOLIEV

Rector of KSADA,
Full Professor, PhD (Design)


Alexander SOBOLEV - graphic designer and design theorist. A native of Kharkiv, he was born on July 6, 1977. He has a complete higher education in "Design" and a qualification - graphic designer. Professional and scientific development took place at the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts (former Kharkiv Art and Industrial Institute), which he later headed as rector. During almost 30 years of his stay at the university, he went from an art lyceum student, student, graduate student, teacher, senior teacher, associate professor, dean, first vice-rector to rector.
Oleksandr SOBOLEV was one of the first to defend his dissertation on the specialty 05.01.03 "Technical Aesthetics" on "Integration of design and marketing in modern project culture" in the only specialized scientific council of Ukraine at that time in Ukraine. The direction of the dissertation has become a kind of professional map in life: the studied marketing approaches and techniques have been useful in further work in leadership positions from skillful organization of the process of training future artists in various fields of visual arts and design to higher art education.
Being a member of the working group at the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, he became the developer of the Procedure for obtaining the educational and creative degree of "Doctor of Arts" and studying in creative graduate school.
Alexander SOBOLEV actively combines administrative, scientific and teaching work with professional activities in various areas of graphic design.Participant in international and regional specialized exhibitions, including the International Triennial of Graphics and Posters "Block 4," X-351 Design Territory "and many other art events. In order to integrate art education and business, Oleksandr SOBOLEV is an active participant in the cluster movement of Kharkiv region, in particular the Kharkiv cluster of light industry and design and the Kharkiv cluster of creative industries.
Oleksandr SOBOLEV's initiative in 2019 contributed to the opening of the third in the world after the Warsaw and New York Museums, the 4th Block Eco-Poster Museum, at the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. The uniqueness of the museum institution lies in the harmonious combination of archive, museum, exhibition space and research laboratory. Today, the museum-archive of the 4th Block eco-poster is a creative and scientific center of poster art not only for Kharkiv and Ukraine in general, but also for the international community.
Awards and honors: Diploma of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration; Gratitude of the Kharkiv mayor; Diploma and anniversary medal of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on the occasion of its 100th anniversary (2019); Grand Prize of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration and the Kharkiv Regional Council in the field of culture and art named after V. Tatlin in the nomination "Design" (2016); Honorary diploma of the Presidium of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine for significant contribution to the development of art education in Ukraine.