Emily is a Scottish designer and illustrator living and working in Edinburgh with her husband, their daughter Maggie and son Finn and their West Highland Terrier Mary. Through her motto ‘making the everyday magical’ Emily tries to capture the magic of the Scottish landscape and its wildlife combing these with her recognisable floral and faunas. Working mainly with papercuts, Emily loves the combination of boldness and delicacy that they bring to designs. Through their flexibility they can be stand-alone pieces of art or translated onto a printed medium (screen prints, fabric designs and stationery).

Establishing herself as a self-employed artist:

Since completing her masters in Edinburgh Collage of Art in 2008 Emily has been working as a self-employed illustrator and surface designer. Her distinctive illustrations and bold designs have provided Emily with success over the past few years. Her designs have been seen in The National Museum of Scotland, Cadbury’s Flake ‘Allure’ as well as the Nivea Pearl and Beauty global campaign. Since graduation she has worked with: Nivea, Cadbury’s, Red Magazine, Lloyds Bank, Jasper Conran for Debenhams; Bebaroque; Graham and Brown; Tigerprint; Studio Roam; Medici Cards; and Cole and Sons. Currently Emily is working on illustrations for the new Royal Hospital of sick children in Edinburgh.

Emily is always happy to hear from you so please feel free to contact her with any enquiries you may have – or even just to say hello!

Photo credit - Rachel Cohen Photography