Hey there! I’m Emily. I design user experiences and branded design systems in Washington, D.C.

I'm a user experience and branded systems designer whose work reflects my earnest passion for community-enriching initiatives. We all want to make the world a better place. What better way to do that than to start small, look in your own backyard, and do what you can with the your available talents? That is what drives me to create.

I believe in modular, scalable, and accessible design systems. A proponent of Brad Frost's Atomic Design methodology, I craft human-centered systems and experiences with flexibility in mind. My process involves a lot of abstract thinking and exploration, while staying grounded by avoiding excessive analysis and reinventing the wheel. I find joy in transforming complex processes into clear and understandable experiences. I don't want my audiences to "see" my designs, but rather, be assisted by them.

Now let's do a silly one!

Emily and her siblings Emily in Chicago Emily on her bike Emily with Lucy Emily in Texas

Born and raised a Hoosier with two older brothers, I graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Studio Art and Graphic Design, minoring in Art History. When I'm not at work, I'm an illustrator. I'll let my drawings speak for themselves. I also enjoy hiking, biking, traveling, baking, and cooking, as is evidenced by my Instagram feed. My penchant for birds is unrivaled and one day I hope to run a budgie aviary. A woman can dream!