illkya is a (creative) (ambitious)

latina multi-disciplinary graphic designer.
she is available for freelance projects.
she is currently working at starr restaurants.

her focus includes editorial design, typography, and photography. she would like to work more with branding & identity. she uses her intrinsic sensibility to create evocative work. she channels her love for art, music, and culture to inform her process.

illkya holds a bfa in graphic design from the university of the arts in philadelphia. 

during her down time, illkya enjoys going to concerts, finding the next best pupusa spot, writing poetry, and photographing the world around her.

¿curious for more?

for one-offs and self-initiated design you haven’t seen check out her metaphysical studio ⤷ @illkyaa ⤶


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hablo español. ︎︎


“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to." —Jim Jarmusch




find me

behance (ancient work)
instagram 
linkedin 
vimeo
working not working



collab?
comment?
critique?

please get in touch. ︎

services

graphic design
concept development
branding & identity
print & digital
creative direction
art direction
photography
film/video


skills

adobe creative suite
typography
typesetting in spanish
editorial design
drawing & illustration
html, css, wordpress

experience

starr restaurants, philadelphia, pa
production coordinator assistant, june ‘19 — current

back to front design, london, england
remote freelance designer, nov ‘18 — dec ‘18

gdloft, philadelphia, pa
design intern, sep ‘18 — dec ‘18

underground pool, philadelphia, pa
lead designer, sep ‘17 — mar ‘18


sedso design, philadelphia, pa
design intern, may ‘17 — aug ‘17


notable

the university of the arts
mentor match up, philadelphia, pa
volunteer, feb ‘20


the bridge magazine, issue 3, philadelphia, pa
featured contributor, april ‘19


designphiladelphia, philadelphia, pa
volunteer, sep ‘18

nj mega meet, atlantic city, nj
featured photographer, may ‘17


organizations

crafted vision, philadelphia, pa
general member, nov ‘19 — present


design activist institute, philadelphia, pa
general member, aug ‘18 — present


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