My name is Emmi.
graphic designer + illustrator + meme connoisseur
Growing up as a kid in the Midwestern United States, I'm sure you can imagine the first decade of my life. Raised on a farm, I found a hobby in showing horses in 4-H. Stemming from this "horse-girl" aesthetic is how I would eventually turn to art. Horses were my first drawing subjects, and I quickly became "the girl who could draw horses" in school.
At a very young age, I began developing my fine art background - taking every creative class I could possibly squeeze in. In high school, I attended a career center and studied Commercial Art and Design, where I first learned Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. From there, I packed up my things and moved across the state to Dayton, Ohio to attend the Modern College of Design (formerly The School of Advertising Art) to continue growing and refining my skill-set in an array of areas. During my time at The Modern, I improved my skills with Adobe Creative Suite, Acrobat, Lightroom, basic HTML + CSS, and more.
My biggest passion lies in print design and branding, but as my career progresses, I find new things that start taking their place in my heart. When I'm not losing myself in drawing portraits, you can find me hiking with my dog, Dublin, giggling at the same meme I've seen a thousand times, or binge-watching Criminal Minds.
© 2020 Emmi Gordon, Graphic Designer & Illustrator