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Lillie McDonagh

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Lillie utilises design thinking skills and a strong iterative design process to craft thoughtful and engaging experiences for stakeholders and clients.

She brings a strong research practice and a hands-on approach to problem solving, and approaches new challenges with curiosity and enthusiasm. Lillie’s experience in visual communication design has developed effective communication and collaboration skills and a robust iterative design process that is underlined by research and evaluation.

Influential work

  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary designers at University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to mitigate the impacts of urban heat for social housing residents in Glebe, Sydney.
  • Completed a year-long UTS Honours research and design project exhibited by the Australian Design Centre that was featured in the Australian Design Centre's 2022 Beyond Design as Usual exhibition to showcase UTS's social innovation work.
  • Developed an engaging campaign and social media strategy for Tuberous Sclerosis Australia’s 2021 end-of-year fundraiser.
  • Worked with staff and carers at Nepean Mental Health Centre to conduct research and propose a new way-finding system, encompassing signage, a messaging system, and a series of informative pamphlets that empower users to navigate the centre in a way that reflects the centre's human-centred model of care.

Outside of Nous

Lillie holds a Bachelor of Design (Honours) and a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication from UTS. While completing her degree, she tutored high school and Higher School Certificate students. Lillie also completed a three-month internship with Nous and worked as a Research Assistant at UTS’ School of Design.

In her spare time...

Lillie enjoys trying all things art and design and working on projects such as card-making and film photography. She loves exploring art exhibitions, reading and walking in nature.


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