Born in 1967 in Moscow.
In the 1980s worked as a cartoonist for Moscow newspapers.
Graduated from the courses for animators with VGIK (1990), from the courses for animation teachers (1991). Since early 90s took up a regular job as art director, animator and director at the "Pilot" studio. In 1997 graduated from the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Directors as animation director. Among his teachers were Khitruk, Nazarov, Norshtein. In 1996 founded the studio "Nils". Later worked for Russian and American studios «Kinofilm», «Klasky Csupo», «TsNF-Anima».