iilo Creative Alliance Inc. is a virtual creative services agency, co-owned by Madelen Ortega and Lisa Hemingway. We lead a collaborative group of creative professionals and deliver communication design solutions for progressive impact businesses and organizations.
“iilo” means "thread" in Spanish (spelled “hilo”) and is pronounced “ee-low” in English. We’re inspired by the idea of interdependence and the “threads” that connect people to each other, because we’re all connected.
iilo is a new business, registered as a benefit company in BC. We’ve been collaborating for over 10 years under Backyard Creative, an established creative studio in BC. Our team members have 20+ years of experience working in web and print design and communications for nonprofits, institutions, social enterprises, municipalities and communications agencies. In other words, we know our stuff!