Maxim Micheliov started “design for music” initiative back in 2005 looking to combine professional occupation with his passion for jazz music. Since April 2011, Maxim is a part of All About Jazz team and webmaster at design4music.org. He is also a freelance music journalist and a part of the independent label NoBusiness records.
Design4music came out of my desire to do something meaningful as a professional in web design trade. It is a tiny step towards making the world a better place, where great music is treated with respect and attention. I work hard to create an appropriate web presentation for artists and their works.
You can read more in a profile interview “Max Makes It Happen”
I built the first music website for Trio X. This outstanding ensemble visited Vilnius for a single concert in 2005. My friends arrange concerts and run an independent jazz label NoBusiness records. Joe McPhee, Dominic Duval and Jay Rosen were our guests. Our acquaintance resulted in 3 websites for Trio X, Joe McPhee and Dominic Duval.
Soon I made a few more websites. However it was extremely difficult to fit such projects into my daily routine filled with full time work and family.
My friend, Aleksej Romanovskij, an expert coder and client side programmer, who has been a great aid since the beginning, gave a new push to design4music initiative. His rich experience and skills allowed bringing the whole idea to a new level. In a short period of time several more websites have been launched.
In April 2011, I made a significant career step - left my job in order to be totally involved with music projects. It became possible when Michael Ricci of AllAboutJazz.com offered to me a position as a front-end developer and tech strategist at AAJ.
design4music is ready for new challenges!