Nice to meet you!

Hi there! I’m Emma — the hiking, singing, dancing, camping, animal-loving graphic designer. When it came time to pick a career, the choice was simple. I have always gravitated toward more artistic pursuits, and as a designer, I blend my love of creativity with my love of organization. Moreover, my work helps raise awareness and build clientele for businesses and nonprofits of all shapes and sizes. After working in the field for eleven years, I still love what I do.

WORK HISTORY


I spent the first three years of my career creating and producing custom-themed artwork for private and public events in Los Angeles. Designing for movie premieres, fundraisers, weddings, corporate events, birthday parties, and global conferences, I explored a number of varying styles and tackled a wide array of challenges in design, print, and production. In addition to my full-time job, I began working as a freelance designer, handling projects for small businesses, PR firms, and nonprofit organizations.

I then spent a year in the automotive industry, producing creative and cohesive collateral as a part of Galpin Motors’ in-house marketing team. There, my areas of focus were internal communications, photography, and photo retouching. My retouching skills were prominently featured in the 2012 Galpin Motors calendar. I played an integral role in reviving the long-missed internal newsletter, The Galpineer, and utilized my event design skills for celebrations hosted during my tenure.

ORANGE CASHEW


In 2012, I focused all attention toward my bustling freelance career. By creating Orange Cashew Print & Web Design, I was able to turn my passion project into a business. I worked with clients of every sort: theatres, banks, apparel companies, insurance agencies, restaurants, marketing firms, and progressive rock bands. Through this expansion, I was also able to update my skillset to accommodate client needs and follow trends and technological advances. I built strong relationships with printers and developers to ensure clients would have all necessary marketing tools at their fingertips.

I made another large career shift in 2016 when I became Marketing Coordinator for Heaven on Earth, a nonprofit cat rescue that absolutely stole my heart. I began as a volunteer, caring for the cats weekly at my local pet store, but quickly saw their need to update branding, advertise adoption events, recruit additional volunteers, and raise funds. During my time with Heaven on Earth, I very proudly rebranded the organization, launched their new website, and designed captivating business collateral to raise awareness. I also managed a content team, multiple social media pages, newsletters, a regularly-updated blog, and active event calendar. I again utilized my event design skills to enhance their annual fundraising gala. That year, we were able to raise a record $180,000 for the organization. This is, by far, my proudest moment as a creator and marketing strategist.

Today, I am still working on the occasional freelance project, but I am also looking for new part-time and full-time endeavors. My hope is to find more opportunities to learn and grow, as well as find more organizations that I can love and support through my work.

EMMA AT HOME


When not working, you will most likely find me climbing a tree or spending time with my critters in Tujunga. (Three cats and two dogs; that’s Pirate on your left!) I also love to listen to podcasts, sing, boogie board, play card games, camp, cook, and go dancing.