I’m Emily, a graphic designer, artist, and graduate student living and working in Washington, DC. Originally from Easton, Maryland, I earned my B.A. in Studio Art from Roanoke College and am currently a graphic design graduate student at Savannah College of Art and Design. I’m also a Graphic and Web Designer for Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington, DC.
My love for graphic design began towards the end of my time at Roanoke College where I earned my undergraduate degree in studio art with a focus on 2-D design and communications. I fell in love with graphic design in my senior year for its functional nature and roots in marketing and communications. Following graduation, I continued to teach myself until deciding to get my Master’s in Graphic Design & Visual Experience at Savannah College of Art and Design.
The last five years have been spent freelancing, working as an in-house designer in commercial real estate and the legal sector, and working towards my master’s degree. In the last year of my graduate studies I have developed a passion for brand identity design and its ability to set businesses and entities apart, visually communicate their mission and passions, and provide a brand experience that customers want to choose over and over again. I believe that design is a powerful force, and that brand strategy can be the make-or-break factor for any business trying to make it in the world. My graphic design work is beginning to head increasingly in this direction.
My background and knowledge in studio art mediums has been a large influence in my work as a graphic designer, and through my graduate studies I have learned to merge these two loves to produce a unique balance within my graphic work and evolving brand design practice.