WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS
Lilia Jiménez is an interdisciplinary designer with a focus on graphic design and illustration. She is a senior at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, working towards a BFA in Communication Design with minors in Marketing and Art History. Originally from Hopewell NJ, she is from a multicultural family and her Latinx and Jewish identity has inspired and informed her work. She believes that truly successful design allows for the incorporation of multiple perspectives and approaching problems in untraditional ways. Honoring and investigating the female experience as well as examining ways to become more inclusive in the design field are two of her professional goals. She embeds research and history within her design work to inform multiple layers of understanding. Her interests include female artists of the Renaissance, flamenco dancing, multicultural cuisine, and fashion. In the summer of 2021, she interned as a graphic designer at V Magazine, a fashion publication, in New York City. After college, she hopes to return to the city to pursue a design career.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
With a background in painting and a love of art history, I find myself turning to art of the past to inform my own. I also find inspiration in observing and interfacing with those around me and my surroundings. The most mundane objects excite me, from an old elevator button to ’60s wallpaper.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
I have always been fascinated with the Met Gala. I would relish being able to art direct and design assets for the event.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Currently listening to the podcast You’re Wrong About with Michael Hobbes and Sarah Marshall — incredibly entertaining, educational, and humorous. I cannot stop listening to Lorde’s Solar Power, which has been a fantastic album and a source of inspiration in itself. I am currently reading A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and cannot put it down.