Design & Strategy
 
 

HELLO!

Ilyssa Kyu is a design researcher, strategist and facilitator in Philadelphia.

With a background in industrial design and human-centered design, Ilyssa helps individuals and organizations further their impact in the world by finding opportunities and clarity in the chaos, while finding unconventional, creative ways of solving problems.

 
 
 
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Design for social impact.

I work with mission focused individuals and organizations to mine their collective stories, find their voice, connect with each other and their work, and elevate the meaningful work they do through: web, research and strategy engagements, branding, and workshops & retreats.

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Client list

 

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Franklin & Marshall

Delaware River Waterfront Corp

The GREEN Program

Mural Arts Program

Design Advocacy Group

Committee of Seventy

Little Baby's Ice Cream

Center City District

Citizens Planning Institute

Green Building United

Weckerly's Ice Cream

Eastern National

GoodCompany Ventures

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Urban Engineers

Moore College of Art & Design

 
 
 
 

Let's Work Together!

Currently available for the following engagements:
 

 

Research & Strategy

Whether you're looking to gather insights; develop or improve a business, program, product, digital experience or strategic plan; or brainstorm your next big idea—I'd love to help:

  • Define challenges and identify goals & opportunities
  • Capture key insights through stakeholder interviews, workshops, surveying and other methods
  • Engage your team, users, and stakeholders in a collaborative and inclusive co-design process
  • Develop meaningful and impactful strategies to help achieve your goals

 

workshop & Retreat Facilitation

Perhaps you are looking to work through a specific challenge, generate ideas or deepen your connection with your team. I can work with you on thoughtfully designing and facilitating a collaborative and participatory workshop or retreat, tailored specifically for you and your organization.

Ux design

User research, content strategy, information architecture, usability testing, wire-framing, prototyping—you name it, I can help! You may be looking to design a new digital experience on web or mobile, or refresh an existing one. Through stakeholder interviews, workshops, an audit of your existing web presence, and analytics—I will deliver meaningful and impactful research-based strategies to achieve your goals, support your mission, and solve some of your biggest challenges.


Have a project in mind? Want to collaborate? I can't wait to hear about it!