I’m Ilya, an award-losing designer & photographer.

I was born in Moscow, Russia before I moved to the UK, and I currently live in Edinburgh, Scotland.

For over seven years I worked in digital marketing, with clients such as Microsoft and Skyscanner (growth + social media + apps + SEO), until I followed my passion and transitioned into graphic design full time.

My approach starts with critical thinking. To gain a thorough understanding of a task, I ask questions, look at data analytics, and define clear metrics of success. I enjoy creating simple and effective design solutions – although believe they’re never created in isolation, but through collaboration and mutual trust.

In my spare time I enjoy making portraits of people I meet on the streets, drinking cappuccino, playing my Gretsch guitar, collecting Japanese action figures, and travelling around the world.

Get in touch: hello@ilyailford.com

Follow: Instagram, LinkedIn, Dribbble.

Very occasionally, I write about street photography, travel, and random stuff.

No spam, no advertising of any kind. I may send pictures of cats though.

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