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ILA CREATIVE STUDIO

A place for creatives to thrive.

" I believe that creatives have the most important job on this planet. Art inspires. Art encourages. Art unites. And if we aren’t supporting and taking care of our creators, what would the world be like without them? "


​– Founder, Rachel S. Gadson
Mission.
ILA believes in the power of creatives and exists to be a supportive entity that inspires and promotes creative works. By standing in support of the creators, we inevitably are in support of expression, expansion and progression within our society.
Vision.
Expanding the concept of creative coworking facilities globally will enhance the productivity of creators around the world. Enticing a larger scope of creative professionals worldwide.
Core Values.
Empowerment.
Education.
Collaboration.
About
the founder
Rachel Gadson was born and raised on the southside of Chicago. She has a strong attachment to the creative arts community and is a proud Chicagoan. She attended Florida A&M University where she attained her Bachelors in the field of Graphic Design; and also studied internationally at Studio Arts Center International, in Florence, Italy. 

A combination of love for the creative arts industry, and a keen desire to empower creatives (specifically creatives of color) shapes the trajectory of Rachel's career and it's the same fire that keeps her propelling toward her goals. 

Mother, friend, daughter, sister, Rachel now happily adds Founder of ILA Creative Studio to her list. Check out a cool write up about Rachel here.