is a multidisciplinary designer and the author of Wear, Repair, Repurpose. Lily creates visual stories which draw from her diverse experience in branding, illustration, and art direction.  She is passionate about sustainability and designing for social good. Formally, Lily’s work is driven by a strong use of color and a sense of tactility, with a goal of inspiring meaningful and joyful interactions. 

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  1. Editorial
  2. Self-Initiated
  3. Surface/Pattern
  4. Art Directed

Refinery29 (currently) 

  1. Sustainability Posters
  2. Party On Series
  3. Photo Collages
  4. Love and Money Infographic
  5. Misc. Logos and Typography

Thinx Inc. 

  1. Icon Magazine Ads
  2. Midnight Color Launch 
  3. Dusk Color Launch
  4. Icon Holiday Campaign 

Studio Elana Schlenker 

  1. Hacking Finance Website
  2. Alistair Matthews Website
  3. Dusen Dusen Website Refresh
  4. Conveyor Books


  1. Wear, Repair, Repurpose: A Maker’s Guide to Mending and Upcycling Clothes
  2. @mindful_mending
  3. Hooked
  4. Serotonin
  5. Remnants


As a designer at Refinery29, I research different illustration styles for editorial and branded projects and pitch them to creative directors and clients; then, work with freelance illustrators and guide them on conception and execution.

Illustrator: Sophi Miyoko Gullbrants
Editorial Project: Fashion Month
Concept: An article about the need for plus-size fashion education, as the landscape of fashion is changing and schools need to catch up, to create the next batch of inclusive designers. 

Illustrator: Ariel Davis
Editorial Project: Fashion Month
Concept: What if fashion brands did less? A conversation about the normalization of excess in the fashion industry, and how brands can stop overproducing and become more sustainable.

Illustrator: Simone Noronha
Editorial Project: Fashion Month
Concept: How masks became a new style category and outlet for personal expression (despite their controversy).

Illustrator: Paola Saliby 
Client: Strivectin: Lactic Acid Nightly Retexturizing Serum
Concept: A personification of different skincare ingredients to incorporate into your nighttime routine to wake up with healthy, glowy skin. Each of the spot illustration characters represent a different ingredient, and what it does (moisturizing, repairing elasticity, calming, smoothing, etc). 
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Illustrator: Bijou Karman
Client: National Association of Realtors
Concept: A series of articles featuring first-time home buying experiences from different perspectives. Each illustration tells a different individual’s story: the twenty-something who buys a fixer-upper, the single mom who seeks a fresh start after a divorce, etc.

Illustrator: Jordan Moss
Client: Target
Concept: A personal essay about a woman who loves to swim, and her journey to body acceptance and confidence after her carefree childhood around the water was interrupted by a stranger calling her “fat.”


Illustrator: Barbara Dziadosz
Client: Dairy Farmers of Ontario
Concept: Tips from different Canadian women about how they’re making the most of summer celebrations while staying home (with dairy recipes at the forefront). 


Illustrator: Ada Bucholc
Client: Uber
Concept: This article featured real women’s stories about solo travel, and how they balanced adventure with safety.


Illustrator: D’Ara Nazaryan
Client: Peace Out Skincare
Concept: An article about different people’s acne journeys, including their experience with medications and triggering foods, and the products that ended up working for them.