Hi, I'm Emily and I create graphics for you. Yes, You! The bad a** that has a six-month plan to quitting your day job. You have a great idea and the drive to see it to fruition. Now it's time to hone in and make it happen. You're scared as hell but even more excited! The business plan has been written, the research has been done, the finances have been acquired and now it's time for the real action. You have a long road ahead of you and although it won't be easy, if you put in the work, it will be worth it!
That's where I come in. With all that you have to do, it is important that you don't get bogged down in trying to become an expert in everything. Sure, you have to learn a lot to run your own company but when it comes to the face of your company you'll want to have an expert by your side. I'm here to help and I can make your vision a reality.
Enough about you, let's talk about me! After all, it's important that we work well together and trust each other, life is too short for anything else.
Here are six things that will help you get to know me.
I believe graphic design is so much more than just visual communication. As your graphic designer, I believe it is my job to visually tell your story and add value to your brand. Your logo is often the first interaction your customer will have with your company and therefore the face of your company. Your logo is used to build trust with your customers and should be treated with importance and thought. Of course, your logo is just the first layer, then you have all your other branding material, your website, your customer service, and maybe even packaging. It is important that everything feels like one and that your customer can identify your brand from just a glance.
I'm a Texas girl who loves to travel. I grew up in Houston, graduated from the University of North Texas in Denton and currently live in Austin, Texas with my husband, my young son and my dog, Cheyenne. I've been to six different countries and hope to see many more! My husbands family is from the east coast and we visit often. I think the east coast area is beautiful and I love visiting with family and friends but I'm always ready to come home to the blue skies, warm weather and good food found in Texas. I might be biased but Austin has the best food and the breakfast tacos are unlike anywhere else!
I don't know if you could tell from the above comment but I love food! I mean I really love food but not just any food. I'm talking about the real stuff, non-processed, chemical-free, pasture raised, ingredients you can pronounce stuff. Oh, and pizza any kind of pizza!
You wouldn't know it to look at me but I am an "okayish" crossfitter and I'm fine with that. Don't get me wrong I would love to be awesome at exercise and look amazing doing it but I'm just not there at the moment. I never was really that into exercise and try as I might I had never been able to commit to anything longer than a month here in there. It's been a long journey but I've been going to Crossfit for five years and look forward to the next five!
I always loved the movie Field of dreams. No, it's not the best movie ever but it has a lot of heart. Why am I telling you this? I think there is a good lesson for everyone, you know the one, "if you build it they will come". I don't know that this is always true but I want it to be. I want to live in a world where following your bliss makes a better world for you and me. Cliche, I know.
I believe in compassion over competition. I spent a decade working as a salon manager/Pet stylist for a big chain retail store. I learned an enormous amount at that job but most importantly it taught me that there is enough room at the table for everyone willing to do the work.
What in the world does an elephant have to do with graphic design and why is that my logo? First, when I was younger and I was overwhelmed by the task in front of me or afraid to move forward my mother would say you can eat an elephant one bite at a time. I certainly don't want to eat an elephant but you get the gist. So the elephant came to be a representation of hope and strength. The elephant represented the idea that anything can be done with patience and work. Spii graphics exist to help make part of the entrepreneur's journey a little easier and to encourage people along their way.
Second, I watched HBO's an apology to elephants and was deeply moved. According to the organization elephantvoices.org "Elephants are among the most intelligent, socially intricate and emotionally complex non-human species - or so holds conventional wisdom."
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me. If you are ready to get to work, let's get started!
If you care about education I've got that too. I'm a big fan of education but not because of the skills you are taught. Of course the skills are great but more importantly, education is important because to learn you have to have an open mind and be willing to look at the problems around you with new eyes. I'm a life-long learner and to prove it I have two degrees one in Radio, television, Film and one in Graphic Design.