We had the good fortune of connecting with Ilya Tselyutin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ilya, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I consider myself to be an adventurous person. Comfort zone, what’s that? From living out of a suitcase in New York to landing a job in Germany where I didn’t speak the language, to moving my whole life across the world to LA – I never said no to an adventure, however risky it might sound. I am fortunate enough to have a job that allowed me to travel and work in new environments. Working abroad is a challenging but rewarding experience, most importantly, I get inspired and educated by the people I met.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Motion design has been evolving over the past years, and I was growing with it while working in different directions including broadcast design, commercials, projection mapping, and visual effects. It wasn’t easy. This was a long path to get to where I am now. I overcame the challenges by being fully dedicated to the craft. There was also support from the amazing motion design community. Being humble, curious, and giving back to the community is one of the lessons I learned.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My ideal weekend starts with breakfast at Gjusta with a quick coffee stop at Blue Bottle on Abbot Kinney, followed by a hike at Point Mugu National Park in Malibu. I’d take my friend on a bike ride from Marina Del Rey to Hermosa Beach along the Pacific Ocean. Or a simple picnic on the beach in Venice. LA has such a diverse landscape, it’s really easy to find things to do.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to dedicate my shoutout to all the amazing folks I worked with in the past years. I’m most grateful to people who helped shape my career including Ercin Filizli from VUCX, Philip Hansen from Parasol Island, Paul Brodie from Troika Design Group, all creatives from Elastic, Imaginary Forces, Tendril, Territory Studio, Raduga Design.