Lilia LaGesse is an award-winning strategist and designer specializing in the nonprofit, advocacy, and education sectors. She is passionate about making the world’s knowledge more easily accessible and understandable through bold, exciting communications that not only educate but inspire, and she thrives at the intersection of creativity, accessibility, and strategy.
Her experience working with diverse teams in a variety of in-house, agency, and entrepreneurial roles allows her to collaboratively navigate complex problems and come up with strategic solutions that empower organizations for future growth. A friendly Midwesterner at heart, she approaches every project—whether helping clients navigate print-to-digital transitions to art directing national public information campaigns—with a warm smile and thoughtful questions.
Lilia holds a BS in Communication Studies and Art Theory & Practice from Northwestern University and a MA in Integrated Design from the University of Baltimore. She is a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) from the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP). When not at her laptop, Lilia can be found sporting one of her many pairs of glasses—her favorite accessory—and enjoying the DC arts and culture scene at film festivals, concerts, and museum exhibits.