Ilona has given lectures at design colleges and at seminars and also written articles about Estonian design, Estonian design policy, design management. Ilona has worked as an expert at Estonian Higher Education Quality Agency. She has got several scholarships. Ilona has been the main curator of several design projects in France, UK, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Belgium, USA, China, Russia etc and has been jury member of international design competitions in Lithuania, Slovenia, Estonia. She has initiated Tallinn Design Night Festival, Estonian Design Prize Bruno, Estonian Design House and Tallinn For All project which has focus in inclusive design and which won Design Management Award Europe. As an entrepreneur she has been offering graphic design and design management services to clients more than 20 years.