Lillie is a Strategic Designer

She has left a legacy at the Columbus College of Art & Design as President of the CCAD Honors Council, Director of CCAD’s first pop-up store, and Business and Project Manager of FORTHMADE, the second. With experience from three internships, multiple freelance clients, and work for both local and international brands, her rich background ranges from entrepreneurial business to creative direction. Her work has won four Student Addys and multiple honors. She is humbled to represent the Columbus College of Art & Design as the Class of 2013's Valedictorian. She is currently exploring her new country, Denmark, with her husband and looking for her next creative adventure. She would love to buy you lunch and talk about your next move.



SBC Advertising • 04/12-07/13
(Interned 04/12-01/13) Designer

FORTHMADE • 01/13-05/11
Business Manager

Aviso • 11/11-04/12
In-House Graphic Design Intern

Sync • 05/11-01/12
Design Intern

Columbus College of Art & Design
Graduated May 2013
4.0 Grade Point Average

For a full list of her experience, download her resume. 



Accolades & Awards

CCAD Valedictorian, Adv. & Graphic Design Outstanding Senior, Graduated Summa Cum Laude in the CCAD Honors Program • 2013

 American Adv. Fed. Ohio District Student Competition: Gold for Integrated Campaigns • 2013

American Adv. Fed. Columbus Student Competition: 

Best of Show & Gold for Integrated Campaigns • 2013

American Greetings Design Awards Scholarship • 2011

CCAD Foundation Award • 2010

President’s List • 2009-2012

CCAD Trustees Scholarship • 2009

Testimonials & Recommendations

Do not underestimate Lillie’s talent. I worked with her for 9 months and her attitude, work ethic and creativity exceeded my expectations. She clearIy has a head start on her design career and will not disappoint. I highly recommend Lillie.
— Daren Elosh, Sr. Art Director at Sync
Lillie Templeton is wise beyond her years, both in the way she carries herself and in the maturity of her raw creative talent and real skill. In her first few months at Sync - in a demanding creative shop with extremely high expectations of ourselves and each other - Lillie made critical contributions to both the Hocking College and Bricker & Eckler ad campaign concepts. She made an immediate impact in brainstorming sessions that were challenging for those of us with over a decade or two of experience. Always prepared, always early to work, always passionate, Lillie is quite honestly the most exceptional young creative I have ever worked with.
— Brian Sturtz, Brand Manager at Sync
Our organization had developed an in-house job aid using a PowerPoint slide and amateur graphics and font styles. I submitted the core material to Lillie for concept work and within a week’s time she had excellent results back for me in a variety of styles. I presented the options to the end clients and when presented with a list of recommended changes, I took those back to Lillie. Without complaint she made the recommended edits and turned the work around well in advance of the deadline. I would highly recommend Lillie and look forward to consulting with her on future projects.
— Rick Presley, Communications Coordinator at Marketing Resources Solutions