With over 20 years of experience as a technical illustrator of courtroom graphics, John is highly skilled at crafting visuals for complex legal and scientific matters. Before joining Litigation Insights, John created illustrated legal reports for an expert witness who testified on metallurgical matters in all industry sectors, and earlier, was an Art Director for an international knowledge-management consulting company. He has also performed extensive photographic work for a variety of law firms and engineering companies where detailed images of specimens or equipment were needed.
As a Design Consultant, John brings his keen eye to Litigation Insights’ Visual Communications team, where he works with 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.
- M.F.A., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
- Drawing and Painting, Printmaking, Art History
- B.F.A., summa cum laude, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
- Studio Arts: Drawing and Painting, Printmaking
Articles & 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.