Emily is a multi-disciplinary designer whose work encompasses brand identity, motion graphics, publications, packaging, advertising and websites for clients that include hotels and restaurants, publishers, film and television, and nonprofit institutions. Her design is notable for its intelligence, political commitment and sense of humor.
She began her career working with Tibor Kalman at his legendary studio M&Co., where from 1987 to 1993 she collaborated with Kalman to create ground- breaking work for Knoll, Wieden & Kennedy, Talking Heads and Bennetton's Colors magazine. In 1993 Emily cofounded the design studio Number Seventeen with her partner Bonnie Siegler. She joined Pentagram's New York office as partner in April 2012.
Emily's work has been recognized by the AIGA, the Type Directors Club, and the Art Directors Club, among others. In 2004, she was awarded the prestigious Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award for distinguished alumni from her alma mater Cooper Union. She has served on the national board of AIGA and as president of its New York chapter. While on the AIGA board she was responsible for two national conferences on design for television, DFTV.001 and DFTV.002.
Emily has taught at the Cooper Union, the Yale University School of Art, and Parsons The New School for Design. She currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts.