Hi! I’m Emily, a freelance artist and designer who helps small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals succeed using identity, web, and print design. Whether I’m helping a client set up and manage their own web presence, creating print collateral, or even painting the occasional mural, I love using my design eye and fine art skills together to exceed expectations of what a designer can do.

I was born and raised in Alaska, earned a B.S. in Human Physiology and chemistry from the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, and studied art and design at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, in addition to creating art for solo and group exhibitions, small businesses & non-profit organizations. I’ve also worked as an in-house senior graphic designer for The Alaska Club in Anchorage, Alaska, a farmer, a lighthouse docent, and many more enlightening occupations that inform my work.

Current Exhibitions

 Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer, AK, ongoing work available for purchase. More at bunnellarts.org.

Tiny Gallery, downtown Anchorage, AK, ongoing work for sale. More at tinygalleryak.com.


Artist Statement

“Creatively omnivorous, I have devoured any and all books, art, and science that I could find and made objects from that inspiration since childhood. While I’ve studied ceramics, printmaking, and design, I’m happiest when combining past experience with a new medium or technology. I find joy in the process of making. My laser-cut wood works often employ the patterns, repetition, and fragility that I find in my inner and outer landscapes.”

Professional Profiles & Licenses

  • Alaska Business License #1019198
  • Made in Alaska Permit #8595 & 8596
  • LinkedIn

Portfolios, Resume & CV

For PDF portfolios, please contact me using the form below.

Professional development, TechShop Chandler, 2014-2017

Technologies: laser cutting, etching, engraving with rotary attachment; CNC long arm HD Avante 18 quilter, FlowJet 60,000 PSI waterjet, Lincoln 50-ton ironworker, Juki industrial straight stitch, Juki industrial walking foot, Juki industrial serger, Janome embroiderer, Janome serger, Babylock serger, Janome multi-stitch sewing machine, basic soldering, powder coating, cold saw, horizontal band saw, vertical band saw, finger break, turret punch, hydraulic tubing bender, shear, Beverly shear, panel saw, oscillating spindle sander, belt sander, disc sander, sand blaster/sand blasting, Saw Stop table saw, basic soldering and electronics, blacksmithing.

Post-baccalaureate courses, University of Alaska, Anchorage, 2008-2013

Focus: fine art, including design, printmaking, ceramics, and drawing; natural resources/bioenergy

Bachelor of Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, March 2007

  • Major: Human Physiology
  • Minors: Clark Honors College and Chemistry; GPA: 3.61
  • Academic Honors: Dean’s List (2 terms)
  • Leadership positions: Honors Halls Advisory Board, Residence Life, Clark Honors College Student Association, Asklepiads Pre-Medical Society, swimming and women’s Ultimate Frisbee club sports team member
  • Additional courses: glassblowing, First Aid, CPR/AED, trampoline, yoga, judo

High school diploma, Chugiak High School, Eagle River, AK, June 2003

  • Advanced Placement courses: Literature, US Government, World Government, Calculus
  • Activities: Letter athlete and team captain in swimming, cross-country skiing, and track and field
  • Rotary Youth Exchange student in Johannesburg, South Africa from July 2011-July 2012
  • Additional courses: Emergency Trauma Technician

Freelance Designer, ongoing

TechShop Instructor, November 2015 – June 2017

HQ18 Avante CNC Long Arm Quilter, Art & Stitch software, ProStitcher software, safety and basic use instructor. Logo design, coptic bookbinding and Sonobe origami workshop instructor, TechShop Chandler, Chandler, Arizona. 2015

Graphic Designer, The Alaska Club, Anchorage, AK, Sept. 2013 – June 2014

  • Integrating in-house client and business patron feedback into programming and communication media
  • Creating web and print materials using Hubspot COS, large-format printing, and local print vendors

Manager, Mat-Su Nutrition Counseling, Palmer, AK, July 2013 – Sept. 2013

  • Managed insurance billing, finances, customer service, marketing, and daily operations in main office
  • Created print and web content for Dietitian Today

Graphic designer & project manager, Out of a Jam Solutions, Palmer, AK, Sept. 1, 2012 – June 15, 2013

  • Managed finances, customer service, marketing, and daily operations in main office
  • Created print and web content for corporate, small business, non-profit, and individual clients

Executive Assistant, Alaska Farmland Trust, September 2011 – February 2012

  • Assisted director with community outreach, nonprofit bookkeeping, and publications

Manager, Country Garden Farms, Palmer, June 2003 – July 2011

  • Managed operations, customer service, sales, product shipping, development of new services, and accounting
  • Maintained company website, bookkeeping, and sales office
  • Supervised and scheduled summer staff of 13
  • Developed statewide workshops and programs for improved marketing and local production of native plants in conjunction with public and private stakeholders
  • Applied Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, TurboTax, Web & social networking skills

Point Bonita Lighthouse intern, National Park Service, Sausalito, CA, Nov. 2008-Mar. 2009

  • Assisted with visitor center operations, park educational programs and tours, and volunteers-in-parks in conjunction with park rangers, staff, exhibiting artists, and community members

Senior Bookseller, Title Wave Books, Anchorage, March-Sept. 2008

  • Displayed and retailed new and used books, music, and gifts
  • Utilized databases and point-of-sale software to maintain inventory and register sales, assist local and international customers, and anticipate industry trends

Customer Service Specialist, University of Oregon Scheduling & Event Services, Sept. 2005-March 2007

  • Worked with students, faculty, and staff to schedule and coordinate non-academic events
  • Trained new employees in use of scheduling software and University policy and procedures

Resident assistant, University of Oregon Housing, Sept. 2004-June 2005

  • Advised 65 first-year students and residents in a housing unit of 750
  • Planned, publicized, and executed academic and social events
  • Collaborated with complex director, 10 student staff, faculty, and police to ensure campus health and safety

  • Kidney donation, anonymous/non-directed, UNOS.org, 2023
  • Palmer Midsummer Garden & Art Faire – graphic design services, 2013-ongoing
  • Southwest Maker Fest – graphic design services, 2016-ongoing
  • Alaska Cat & Dog Rescue – foster cats, 2021-ongoing
  • TechShop Chandler – donated graphic design and instruction, 2014-2017
  • Palmer Museum of History and Art – donated graphic design services, 2010-ongoing
  • Envision Mat-Su, Palmer, AK—donated graphic design services, 2012-2013
  • Why Not Tri, Wasilla, AK – participant, 2012, 2013
  • Beans Café, Anchorage, AK – Bowls for Beans fundraiser, 2010, 2012
  • Clay Body, Student Life, University of Alaska, Anchorage, 2009-2012
  • Print Club, Student Life, University of Alaska, Anchorage, 2012
  • Alaska Farmland Trust, Palmer, AK – graphic design and event services, 2011-ongoing
  • Alaska State Fair, Palmer, AK – Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off, Taste of Alaska Challenge, Sewing judge and exhibitor, 2011-ongoing
  • Blood Bank of Alaska, Anchorage, AK – HERO donor, 2003-current
  • Friday Fling, Palmer, AK – Web design, logo development, and graphic design
  • Alaska Sewlutions, Palmer, AK – Alaska State Fair exhibition, 2010-ongoing
  • Gold Nugget Triathlon, Anchorage, AK – volunteer & participant, 2003-ongoing
  • Headlands Institute, Sausalito, CA – education support for science charter school students & volunteers, 2010
  • Marin Headlands Native Plant Nursery, Sausalito, CA – cultivation, planting, & volunteer support, 2009-2010
  • Redwood Creek Native Plant Nursery, Sausalito, CA – cultivation, planting, & volunteer support, 2009-2010
  • SAVE Recycling Program, Helena, MT – plastic recycling drive, 2009
  • Sacred Heart Medical Center, Eugene, OR – staff support, 2005-2007
  • Intramural sports athletic training program, Eugene, OR – first responder, 2007
  • HIV Alliance, Eugene, OR – outreach with Sana Needle Exchange, 2006
  • Food for Lane County, Eugene, OR, 2006-2007
  • Honors College Student Association, Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2003-2007
  • Honors Hall Advisory Board, Residence Life, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2003-2006
  • Rotary Youth Exchange, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2001-2002
  • ALPAR, Spring Clean Up, Anchorage, AK, 1990-2003
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