½ 8 is an online gallery maintained by Anton Sokolov. Mostly artworks, available in hi-res for download & print, free of charge. If you want to pay an attribution just hang it on your wall. I do appreciate it.

Also, music that I post ~2 times a year. Ambient, raw, yet to feature vocals. Likes, comments → soundcloud. Some tracks end up as video clips.

To learn more about my approach listen to the talk about the Poster Project I gave in 2020 (get a cup of coffee, it's 1 h long).


Beside my personal art, I provide design direction and product management for the next generation of JetBrains apps. Currently, I work on the chat-centric platform for software development teams called Space and the untitled cloud-based IDE.

If you are interested in building software together with us, apply for an open position or internship through the careers page.


Prior to JetBrains I was leading design teams at Wrike ²⁰¹⁵⁻²⁰¹⁶, Veeam ²⁰¹⁴⁻²⁰¹⁵ and was a partner in logistic startup VeeRoute ²⁰¹⁶⁻²⁰¹⁹. The entire national postal service of Kazakhstan runs on VeeRoute’s platform since 2018.

Before I got into IT, I spent 5 years as a graphic designer and before that as an architectural visualizer. Since then I have been passionate about 3D. And more recently, I've been studying Japanese. Both aspects are paramount in the visual style of my work.


For work inquiries and collaboration ideas please use info@halfof8.com. I enjoy working with science and cultural institutions and it is always a pleasure to create new artwork for the Poster Project with a talented ☀ person.

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