About Emily

Emily and her husband Will
My name is Emily, and I was raised near Baton Rouge, LA where I now currently live. I graduated from LSU Baton Rouge in 2007. I received a Bachelors in Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design. I currently work for the State Government as a graphic designer.

I think it is so funny when people find out that I can draw, paint, etc. They know I am graphic designer, but they don't realize I am really just an artist stuck at a computer all day! I wanted to be an artist ever since I was a little girl. I got it from watching my family. My mother use to (and still does occasionally) paint beautiful oil paintings of bayou scenes. I still love the smell of oil paint and kneaded erasers. My brother liked to draw. I remember watching him draw a picture out of a book he had, and decided I should try and do that same. I took out my Tweety Bird and Sylvester book, got some paper and a pencil, and started drawing. I was amazed how what I drew looked surprisingly similar to what I saw in the book. I also loved the "zone" you could escape into while you were drawing. Like there is nothing else in the world except you, the paper and the pencil.

I continued drawing throughout my childhood. I never had any proper training until I went to college. I decided to go into graphic design after seeing my brother get his degree in it. I decided it would be the best direction for me as well. I loved art and computers so I figured I might as well put them together and make a career out of it! To study graphic design at LSU, you have to take many art classes. I took drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, bookmaking, etc. These classes really helped me to strengthen my talents. It changed the whole way I look at things, and has given me a whole world of possibilities.

Since college, I have continued to try and work on different projects when possible. I am discovering things about myself and my talents.  Here are some examples:

  • I love painting and drawing portraits, but I am kind of scared of doing landscapes!
  • I enjoy painting pottery. I find it makes for great presents!
  • I recently have become interested in cake decorating. I blame Ace of Cakes. GREAT show! It's sculpting with cake!
  • I realized it's hard for me to draw/paint something from my head. I would never be a good cartoonist. ;) But if I am looking at something, I can transfer it from my eyes to my hands to my paper/canvas easily.
  • I realized cooking and baking is an art too. And I am good at those as well!
  • And last but not least, I find that I really find pleasure when I come up with a project for someone other than myself.

Besides being an artist, I love spending time with my family, friends and my husband, Will. I have had my ups and downs in life, but I have never been as happy as I am now with Will in my life. (Thank you for all you do, Will. I love you with all my heart, and can't wait to see what other adventures we will go on in years to come!)

I also enjoy playing with my dog, Jack and my cat, Kitti! I love to travel, read, nap, EAT, listen to music, SING and be cheesy.

I love my life. Thank you God for blessing me with such a great one! :)