Originally, Tillman comes from a history as a music maker and sound designer. As well as releasing his own music, Tillman has collaborated both locally and internationally on short films, A/V installations, VR products,
been invited to publicly speak on music composition and performance and has received state funded commissions for the composition of new work. For a history of selected projects, see Tillman's CV.
Through Tillman's work as the head spatial audio engineer at MONOM, he became increasingly interested in the power of virtual spaces, specifically in how they can inspire inward attention to the psyche.
This lead to a deeper interest in virtual reality, programming and product building, consequently leading to his application and acceptance into the Creative Technologies
masters program at Filmuniversität Babelsberg in Potsdam, Germany (2021 - 2023) and subsequent exchange semester at KTH in Stockholm where he focussed on machine learning, programming and how technology changes society.