Hello, I'm Ilsa
A highly motivated, personable, and analytical design leader, with a “people first” philosophy. Delivering exciting and inclusive products and services for more than 20 years.
Adept at navigating market change and resolving complex design challenges in ambiguous contexts. Expert at balancing client and user needs with longer-term business objectives.
Ilsa is an excellent design professional with a highly creative and innovative outlook; her ability to problem-solve is outstanding and she has an expert understanding of digital design applications and an exceptional hands-on ability.
Stewart Bibby Deputy Head of Lincoln School of Design at University of Lincoln
Ilsa truly is an expert in her field. Always willing to help and support us to deliver our projects with our audience in mind. A joy to work with!
Sophie Johnshon PhD. Senior Innovation Consultant at Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Her proactive attitude, ambition to raise the profile of North West design community, creativity and design knowledge all make her a great person to work with - as well as being an exceptional designer.
Lesley Morris Ex Chair of the Design & Technology Association
I have been recognised by Design Council UK, Sustainable Furnishings Council, Audi, Phillips, and more whilst working as a creative consultant,
My media highlights include:
Presenting Brazil Road Trip (Discovery Channel 2011)
Outside of work
I spend much of my free time as an international Samba Reggae percussionist.
Since 2016 I have been drumming with “Batala”, a global organisation of nearly 2000 players worldwide. We travel throughout Europe, USA and South America, passionate about bringing Brazilian candomble inspired rhythms to the streets. I co-founded a new band in Manchester in 2003 and I play Dobra, Caixa and Repinique, I am also a conductor.