illkya is a (creative) (ambitious)

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

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, being a food and drink connoisseur impostor, 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

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behance (ancient work)
working not working


please get in touch. ︎


graphic design
concept development
branding & identity
print & digital
creative direction
art direction


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


mighty engine, philadelphia, pa
graphic designer, feb ‘21 — current

starr restaurants, philadelphia, pa
lead production coordinator, june ‘19 — feb ‘21

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


member showcase, philadelphia, pa
featured artist, oct ‘21 

member showcase, philadelphia, pa
featured artist, feb ‘20 

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

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

fight for human rights t-shirt campaign, philadelphia, pa
t-shirt designer, dec ‘18

designphiladelphia, philadelphia, pa
volunteer, sep ‘18

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


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

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

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