Ilya is an art director and type designer, Russian-born, living in France. He got acquainted with design through music. A friend of his was designing posters for gigs, which inspired Ilya. He worked in branding, spatial and motion design, UX/UI. As of now, he focuses his attention on type design. He is a part of Black[Foundry], while he is also freelancing for design studios in France and Switzerland. Apart from commercial practice, Ilya runs personal musical and design projects.