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Emily WAGNER

Founder +
creative director

Emily is a multifaceted creative and branding professional. Since launching Emily Wagner Studio, she has worked in all areas of digital design, content production and brand marketing.Emily graduated from Vassar with a BFA in Art History and Fine Art. Born and raised in New York City, she quickly moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and art. She worked extensively in both fields. Prior to launching Emily Wagner Studio, she was the Creative Director at Same Dream As You, a multi-media design studio. With her team at SDAY, she created web, branding, digital and graphic experiences of all kinds.

A multi-disciplined artist to the core, during her 15 years acting on NBC's "ER", Emily worked in all areas of the arts. She worked as a writer, fine artist, filmmaker, graphic, textile designer and branding expert. As a fine artist, Emily has shown her work internationally and to critical acclaim. Her last two solo shows, exhibited at the Acuna Hansen Gallery in Los Angeles were chosen as LA Weekly’s “Pick of the Week” and her work in group shows received glowing reviews from the LA Times. “Twosome”, her first public video work was shown in the LA Freewaves exhibition at the UCLA Hammer Museum in 2006. Emily’s hand-painted textiles can be seen on the fabrics of Forever 21, Rory Beca, Curio & Kind, Scratch Nail Wraps and are sourced by interior designers such as Hillary Thomas and Molly Luektemeyer. Her home goods have been seen in House Beautiful and sold at Ten Over Six, Distant LA, Fiore Designs, Chic Shop and One Kings Lane.

As a filmmaker, Emily wrote, produced and starred in films with her brother, noted indie director Andrew Wagner ("Counting," "South Main," "Looking For Jimmy," "The Talent Given Us") and Academy Award nominated writer/actress/director Julie Delpy ("Blah, Blah, Blah," "Looking For Jimmy"), all of which went on to have successful festival runs. She wrote, produced, directed and starred in the popular web-series comedy "Motherhoodlum" on Strike.TV. She received glowing reviews for her starring roles in Andrew Wagner's "The Talent Given Us" ( Sundance, 2007) and in "Chronic Town" alongside Garry Marshall and Paul Dooley ( Sundance, 2008). She appeared in Todd Phillips' "Due Date" with Robert Downey Jr and starred in Julie Delpy's "2 Days in New York" (Sundance 2012).

Emily serves a member of the Graphic Design Advisory Board for LACC. She is also the Editor In Chief of Groomed LA, host of the Groomed LA Podcast.