Emily graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in interior design and arts administration. While working in an art gallery in New York, she studied fashion before moving back to Chicago to follow her dream of becoming an interior designer. Emily joined the Design Inside team in the fall of 2015 after a year of working as an interior designer with Pottery Barn.
Emily has had a desire to work in the arts from a young age. Though she jumped between painting, drawing, fashion, weaving, and sculpting, she is glad she landed in interior design. As a designer, Emily enjoys working with unexpected texture and color combinations that she has picked up through her experience as a painter.