Ilya Ruderman is a type designer, graphic designer, lecturer. He lives and works in Barcelona.
In 2002 Ilya graduated from Moscow State University of Printing after having prepared his diploma project under the guidance of Alexander Tarbeev. In 2004-2005 he made the Type and Media course at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague.
After graduation he returned to Moscow, collaborated with the publications Kommersant, Afisha, Moskovskie Novosti, Bolshoi Gorod, Men’s Health Russia. From 2005 to 2007 he worked as an art director of Afisha city guidebooks. Then he worked as an art director for the RIA Novosti news agency for several years. Since 2007 he has been curator of the "Type and Typography" course at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. Since 2008 he has been cooperating with Western designers as a consultant and specialist in Cyrillic. In 2014, together with Yuri Ostromentsky, he founded the type studio CSTM Fonts.
Fonts created by Ilya: BigCity Grotesque Pro, Kazimir, Kazimir Text, Navigo, Permian (font system for branding the city of Perm). Author of Cyrillic versions of fonts: Austin, Dala Floda, Graphik, Marlene, Moscow Sans (consulting), Typonine Sans, Thema.