In 2009, Ilan decided to become a professional origami artist. Today he is well known in the origami world for his unique paper tessellations. In the art and design world, he joined Gal Gaon Gallery in 2010 and used his tessellation designs as the source of inspiration for works of art. He designed for the gallery many collections, based on his ability to fold not only paper but also metal, wood, ceramic and glass. His portfolio includes products such as vases, jewelry, and tables. His artistic works are hanged around the world in hotels as well as in private collections.
He published four books. He is the CEO of Origaisrael. He teaches Origami for Industrial Designers in HIT. He is a TEDx speaker and gave a talk about life-changing origami.