Ilya Abulkhanov is a Creative Director at Mill+. A leader within the award-winning design and animation team in the Los Angeles studio, Ilya meets each brief with a unique, inventive approach, creating eye-catching visuals for a diverse array of media.
Over the last 14 years, Ilya’s meticulous eye for design has led to a successful career of challenging, graphically-driven projects across the feature film, music, gaming and advertising industries. Ilya first honed his skills as Creative Director at Prologue where he created title sequences and cinematics for franchises such as Iron Man, XMEN and Destiny, along with numerous show packages for MTV.
Since joining Mill+, Ilya has led high-profile projects including the music video for Rihanna’s ‘Sledgehammer’ and the iconic title design for JAY-Z’s GRAMMY-nominated ‘The Story of O.J.’
Ilya with Mill+ will be creating and premiering OFFF Barcelona 2019 film!
ABOUT THE MILL
The Mill is a visual effects and content creation studio collaborating on projects for the advertising, gaming and music industries. They pride themselves on building partnerships based on creative excellence and cutting-edge technologies, with the world’s leading agencies, groundbreaking directors, creative firms and visionary brands.
They produce visually driven projects for any screen and build awe-inspiring interactive and immersive experiences. At its core, The Mill is a creative culture of talented artists and technologists from multinational and homegrown backgrounds, nurturing innovation, flexibility and diverse ideas.
At the helm of The Mill’s creative offering is Mill+, a content-driven collective of award-winning directors and designers. Mill+ focuses on concept-to-delivery partnerships to create premium moving image work through design, animation
and emerging technology projects.
Their most recent accolades include a Cannes Gold Lion for Innovation and a SXSW Innovation award, amongst scores of D&AD Pencils, Cannes Lions, APAs, British Arrows, AICPs, CLIOs and VES statues.