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John Ilg

Senior Graphic Designer

John Ilg, Senior Graphic Designer at IMS Legal Strategies, has more than 20 years’ experience as a technical illustrator of courtroom graphics and is highly skilled at crafting visuals for complex legal and scientific matters.

John brings his keen eye to his work with IMS clients to design and develop effective visual demonstratives for courtroom use. John excels at translating dense information and intricate processes into presentations that jurors understand and remember. Our clients benefit from John’s creativity and responsiveness, resulting in effective visuals being delivered on time and on budget.

He previously worked as an art director for an international knowledge-management consulting company and performed extensive photographic work for a variety of law firms and engineering companies. Prior to joining the IMS team, he created illustrated legal reports for an expert witness who testified on metallurgical matters in all industry sectors. 

He is also a successful visual artist with an extensive, nationwide exhibition history. He created an orchid “greenhouse” in his home and cares for more than 100 plants from Central American and Southeast Asia.  

John received his BFA summa cum laude and MFA from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he studied drawing and painting, print making, and art history. He currently resides in St. Paul and is a member of the Minnesota Association of Legal Support Professionals.

Notable articles and presentations:

  • Wirtzfeld, A. & Ilg, J. (2021). 5 Lesser-Known PowerPoint Features to Use in Your Trial Presentations. Insights.
    • Polavin, N., Wirtzfeld, A., & Ilg, J. (2020). Millennials and Gen Xers Are in Your Jury – Are You Ready? 2020 National Federation of Paralegal Associations’ Annual Convention, October 10, 2020, Virtual Conference.
    • Wirtzfeld, A.W. & Ilg, J. (2020). PowerPoint’s Clipboard Tool: Copying Slides Between Trial Presentations with Ease. Insights.
    • Bloomberg, A., Wirtzfeld, A.W. & Ilg, J. (2019). Millennials and Gen-Xers Are in Your Jury – Are You Ready? CLE Presentation for Minnesota State Bar Association, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Bloomberg, A., Wirtzfeld, A.W. & Ilg, J. (2019). Baby Boomers, Millennials and Gen-Xers Are in Your Jury – How Best to Prepare? CLE Presentation for Hellmuth & Johnson, Minneapolis, MN.
    • Bloomberg, A., Wirtzfeld, A.W. & Ilg, J. (2019). Millennials and Gen-Xers On Your Jury. CLE Presentation for MPA Annual Convention, Inver Grove Heights, MN.
    • Wirtzfeld, A.W. & Ilg, J. (2018). Millennials and Gen-Xers Are in Your Jury: Communicating with Them Through Trial Graphics. October Minnesota Association of Paralegals Meeting, Fox Rothschild LLP, Minneapolis, MN.

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