I am a

Brand necromancer

I explore the forces and elements of dying brands to sculpt a more colorful future.
SEE MY WORK

clothes that

change the future

by decreasing decision fatigue in career-minded individuals
view case study

I built a program that

composes its own music

using Sonic Pi, music theory, and a deconstruction of pop music.
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Creative problem-solver

I'm an idea person to the core. Since I was able, I have been asking why and how, rather than if, things should be improved. You might see why my friends and colleagues say I'm 'most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse.'

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Brand Strategist

A great brand strategy isn't just one that is cohesive in itself, but also one that sets up the brand to continue building. Every project I work on I either pitch a brand extension or suggest future endeavors or technological adoptions.

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Human-centered Designer

No matter how I develop a solution, I involve the human perspective in every step of my process. By learning about my audience, I can make a better product and craft a story that truly captures them. empathy, intuition, and observation

Bear with me as my new website rolls out. Some pieces are still in the process of being uploaded.

about me

Philosophile
When it comes to leisurely reading, I typically migrate to philosophical conceptual interpretations. I find satisfaction in insight into an immeasurable science. It speaks of my attraction to the balance and intersection of objectivity and subjectivity -- of strategy and design.

Here's a sample of my personal library.
Epistemophile
I refused to drive a car before i knew how a clutch worked. Consequentially, I became the only woman in Virginia with a motorcycle-only license. Conventional or unconventional, I seek to learn in a logical progression for a more thorough comprehension.

Yes, this is a picture of me and Toothless.
Adobe-Creative-Suite Savvy
At 12 years old, before YouTube, I set my mind to learning photo manipulation. Many tears of frustration later and another 15 years of practice, I now consider Photoshop one of my most expert technical skills. I've composited or edited every photo on this website.

Shown is the 2nd illustration I've ever made circa 2011.
Handywoman "Mama Em"
My friends often call me up whenever they're in a pickle. Whether it be refinishing furniture, fixing a wardrobe malfunction, unclogging a washer, caulking a bathroom, or installing hardwood floors, I've got you covered.

A friend and I rebuilt this '82 XJ550 from disassembly.
TESTIMONIALS

She is self-driven – one of those rare professionals who pushes herself (and the teams she works with) past what is expected on every project she's given. Emily is a creative thinker, a skilled craftsman and an effective leader. When she encounters a problem that requires new skills, she will master them quickly. Sometimes overnight. She's exactly the kind of person I would be recruiting if I still ran my advertising firm. Talk to her and you'll see what I mean.

kelly O'Keefe, Creative Brand management chair at the VCU Brandcenter & Co-founder of Brand Federation

Emily possesses one of the most important attributes organizations are looking for these days: emotional maturity. She's calm, reasoned, and in control during challenging work situations -- while at the same time, blessed with a strong work ethic. I witness these behaviors everyday... in an environment where these traits are essential to work success.

Tom Topinka, Principal at topinka Executive Communications

Emily is dedicated, tenacious, focused, and undaunted by challenging situations. Her creativity, intelligence, and attention to detail are unmatched... She should never, ever be underestimated. I consider her an asset of the highest order.

BRIAN ARTIS, NASA ALUM & WINE DIRECTOR AND SOMMELIER AT CAN CAN BRASSERIE

Emily has the right attitude and mindset to learn and continue to grow creatively at a high level. She has an incredible work ethic, thick skin, and challenges herself to do the best work possible.

MARCEL JENNINGS, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT RICHARD T. ROBERTSON SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND CULTURE AT VCU