Ilia Anufrienko

Founder and Creative Director, Bickerstaff.853, Ukraine

Ilia loves challenges. 

For 10 years of work in advertising, he constantly created new challenges for himself. Having won more than 100 awards at various international festivals of creativity and becoming one of the most titled creatives, Ilia decided that this was not enough and made-up mind to open his own agency - Bickerstaff.853 (whatever that means).

Just in 2 years, the agency became one of the best agencies in Ukraine and not only that, it was awarded the best agency in Georgia according to Ad Black Sea, took 3rd place as the best independent creative agency according to Golden Drum 2022, and also became the best agency in Central and Eastern Europe region according to Epica Awards.

Despite its young age, the agency brought the first LIA in the history of Ukraine, and was honored with all possible world awards: Cannes Lions, D&AD, ADC*E, RED DOT, Communication Arts, ANDY, Cresta, Golden Drum, Epica, Effie Europe and many others. Every year the agency sets new records.

Ilia's work is exhibited at the NYC Poster House, and has been featured in numerous publications by Adage, Adweek, Campaign, Creative Review, The Drum and other publications.

His agency makes a great contribution to sustainable development, and pays great attention to cultural projects and commercial projects with a social component.

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