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Ilya Prokopoff

Partner, IDEO

Ilya Prokopoff

An ID alum and former ID board member, Ilya Prokopoff has been an IDEO Partner since 2007 and is managing director of IDEO San Francisco.

Ilya knew from a young age that he wanted to be a designer. He studied design at both University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana and the Institute of Design. He was drawn to ID’s rigorous approach to design as a way of solving problems. He launched his design career at Doblin, where he worked for six years, blending management consulting and design. From there, he went to IDEO, where he has worked on various teams for more than 20 years.