Born in 1949 in Bugulma. Graduated from the Kazan Art School, member of the Artists Union since 1977. Painter, drawing artist, enameller and designer, Safiullin has worked on books, theater, film and animation, as well as interior and exterior design and exhibitions. Safiullin designed sets for Andrey Tarkovsky's stage production of Hamlet (1977) and films: Stalker (1979, dir. A. Tarkovsky), The 13th Disciple (1987, dir. S. Babayan), Harvest Time (2004, dir. Marina Razbezhkina), and others. He also created sets for other theater productions: Midsummer Night Dream, Don't Leave Your Loved Ones (1982, dir. L. Verzub, Kazan), Love Jazz and the Devil (dir. A. Klokov, Kirov), and others. He has designed exhibitions on Andrey Tarkovsky's work in Moscow, Bazarai concert hall, and Women of Caucasus exhibition; he is curator of permanent exhibition at the History and Culture Museum in Zavrazhye, designer of the Archeology Museum in Sviyazhsk, creator of the animated panel Grad Sviyazhsk, etc. Safiullin has had personal shows at the Central Artist House in Moscow, the Literature Museum, the Cinema House, the Sviyazhsk Enamel Museum, as well as the Flight over the Black Lake exhibition in Kazan. His works are permanently stored and exhibited in the Tatarstan State Museum of the Arts in Kazan, the State Literature Museum in Moscow, and in private collections in Japan, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and Russia. He lives and works in Sviyazhsk.