Hi there! I’m Ilya, a graphic designer with experience across digital, print, brand identity, art direction and photography.

I was born in Moscow, Russia and now based in Edinburgh, UK.

After 7+ years in digital marketing, having worked with such clients as Microsoft and Skyscanner (growth + social media + apps + SEO), I followed my passion and fully transitioned into graphic design.

I enjoy creating simple and effective design solutions. My approach always starts with critical thinking and gaining a thorough understanding of a task: asking questions, looking at data analytics and defining clear metrics of success.

I believe great design is never created in isolation. It comes from close collaboration and mutual trust.

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

Get in touch: hello@ilyailford.com

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Specialities: Branding, Graphic Design, Logo Design, Digital & Web Design, Art Direction, Email Marketing, Brochure Design, Packaging Design