Hillel was born in sunny Los Angeles. Raised on a diet of Spider-man and X-Men, he discovered street art around age 12 while biking through painted alleys en route to the comic shop. Although he was interested in the rituals and stories of his people, he found little inspiration in his Orthodox day school education. He returned to Los Angeles after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in visual studies, where he began to experiment with spray paint. Realizing that LA's mural scene was deeply influenced by the heritage of its artists, but that the Jewish voice was not represented, he began to paint large Hebrew murals around the city. He has since also painted Hebrew murals in Israel and at the Fendi headquarters in Rome, bringing a new aesthetic to Jewish text. In addition, Hillel lectures on the history of Hebrew design and teaches workshops where he encourages participants to express their identity through art. Hillel's redefinition of the bounds of Jewish art extends to other projects that meld traditional content with modern design. His recently published "Parsha Posters" book collects a year-long series of concert poster-inspired illustrations depicting each Torah portion. These images have been exhibited constantly since 2016 and are used to teach creative Torah study. Other acclaimed projects include the "GIF the Omer" counter and die-cut mishloach manot boxes. He now splits his time between Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and airports everywhere.