Kirill Simin - Photography

Remember me

Work Experience
University Of South Carolina
English Programs for Internationals, IT / Media Support : 2013 - current
Database & Web Developer, Network & Server Administrator
Promotional Video & Photography

S. Andrews Photography, Photographer : 2012 - current
Commercial Photography

Pocket Productions, Associate Director : 2009 - current
Non-profit, Event Production, Server Administrator,
Web Developer, Promotional Video & Photography, Event Production

Previous Employment...

Photopelli LLC, Operational Manager : 2002 - 2014
Commercial Photography, Multimedia Design,
Server Administration, Web & Social Media, Photographer: 2009 - 2012
Event Photography, Multimedia Design

Southern Sports, Photographer: 2011 - 2011
Sports Photography, Multimedia Design

TSS, Photographer: 2009-2011
Sports Photography, Multimedia Design

Pennington Seed, Columbia, SC: 2005 - 2006
IT, LAN, TCP/IP, MS Office

A. C. Moore Art Supplies, Columbia, SC: 2004 - 2004
Custom Frames, Art supplies, Customer Service

Ritz Camera, Columbia, SC: 2002 - 2003
Color printing, Slide processing, Photo equipment repair

USC, Electrical Engineering Microelectronics Lab, Columbia, SC: 2000 - 2002
GaN LED, precise measurements, optical work, LAN, TCP/IP, MS Office

Computer Skills
Full Stack Developer:
Python, PHP, MySQL, HTML (HTML5), CSS(CSS3), JavaScript
Git, WordPress, Drupal, Bootstrap, JQuery

Microsoft Windows, Services, Registry
OS X, OS X Server
Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Office: Win & Mac
Adobe CS: Photoshop, Dreamweaver
Premiere, InDesign


University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC: 2014 - Current
MA: Linguistics, TESOL
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC: 2002-2005
BA: Arts Studio, Photography
Color & BW Photography, Darkroom processing, Design

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC: 1999-2002
BS: Electrical Engineering
Java, Differential Equations, Vector Calculus

Physical-Technical School under
Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the
Russian Academy of Science, Saint-Petersburg, Russia: 1995-1998
Programming, Databases, Physics, Calculus

Selected Solo Exhibits
S&S, Columbia, SC: 2010
Sophie, Columbia, SC: 2009
The Artist's Basement, Columbia, SC: 2006
Drinkmor Coffee Company, Atlanta, GA: 2005

Selected Group Exhibits
McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC: 2012
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC: 2011
McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC: 2011
Devine Eyes, Columbia, SC: 2010
Lodge at Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM: 2010
McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC: 2010
The American Theater, Charleston, SC: 2006
Artist's Basement, Columbia, SC: 2006
USC Art Student Exhibit, McMaster Gallery, Columbia, SC: 2003-05

Selected Published Works
Free Times, pg 20, May 11-17, 2011
The State, D3, May 8, 2011
Jolie, pg 20-21, March 2011

Kirill Simin was born in St. Petersburg, Russia where he attained intensive education in German, English, Physics, Math and Applied Sciences. After moving to the USA in 1998, Kirill continued with his technical training, working in a microelectronics laboratory in the Electrical Engineering department at the University of South Carolina while pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering.

In 2003 Kirill began his education in the visual arts at the Photography department at USC. He fused a robust technical background and a photographer’s eye to create a strong portfolio of work and skill in design. He has been working as a commercial photographer since 2006 for clients that have included South Carolina Business Magazine, Lake Carolina Community, Columbia Museum of Art, and the University of South Carolina.

Kirill has been freelancing as a front end developer since 2007, using HTML and CSS to implement his and other people's designs into functional interfaces. In 2010, Kirill added back end web development (PHP & MySQL) to his professional repertoire. He has since developed multiple back end solutions for clients such as the University of South Carolina, Pocket Productions, Grace Outdoor, and Local Happiness.

In 2014 Kirill completed graduate coursework in Python at USC. Since then, he has been rapidly adding Python related skills, including data parsing, API integration, and natural text processing. Kirill now develops websites and web applications that meet industry’s growing dependence on multi-media presentation, data driven performance, and powerful communication.

In addition to his professional skills, Kirill is bilingual in English and Russian, with high-intermediate competency in German.

Email Kirill:

KIRREALISM is an art movement that is both contemporary and traditional in that it requires the artist and the viewer to be aware of the changing world around them, and on the part of the artist – to use the most up-to-date technology available, and also in that its foundation is based in ancient philosophies as well as numerous art schools all over the globe and through time.

"In my work, I merge the real and objective with the imaginary. It is important to recognize that both are essential to surviving and thriving in today's world.

Blending in the external and internal realities is what we are best at as human beings, and any creative endeavor that we set ourselves onto will include some form of both. Any building, bridge, car, table or even a pencil is a combination of elements that exist in the physical universe and a thought or an imagination of the creator. That's why I combine elements that are not commonly seen together and include them in my art."