THE SHORT STORY
Emily Wagner is a Los Angeles based artist and creative. She specializes in creating brand experiences with images and words. This translates to multi-media design collaborations of all kinds from fashion labels, interior designers and home good creators to businesses in need of unique web experiences and compelling content. Her expertise runs the gamut from illustration and painting to digital design and content writing. With her background in film, Emily seeks to find the narrative in a brand's story. It is from here that the seeds of an evocative message is born.
THE LONG STORY
Emily migrated to Los Angeles after graduating from Vassar. She came to the land of perpetual sunshine and green juice to pursue a career in film and art and has worked extensively in both. For the past five years, Emily has been the Creative Director and Principal at Same Dream As You, a Los Angeles based multi-media design studio. With her team at SDAY, she has created web, branding, digital and graphic design experiences of all kinds.
Ever the super hero of slashes, during her 15 years on NBC's "ER", she worked in all areas of the arts: writing, painting, design, branding, filmmaking and interior design. She is a certified Hatha yoga instructor, a former spin teacher and currently teaches body sculpting. Emily has taught yoga and art at Larchmont Charter and started The Mini Paintbrush, private art classes for kids.
As a fine artist, Emily has shown her work internationally, 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.
Her hand-painted textiles can be seen on the fabrics of Forever 21, Rory Beca, Curio & Kind, Scratch and are sourced by interior designers such as Hillary Thomas and Molly Luektemeyer. Her home goods have been sold at Ten Over Six, Distant LA, Fiore Designs, Chic Shop and One Kings Lane.
Emily serves a member of the Graphic Design Advisory Board for LACC. She is also the Editor In Chief of Groomed LA, monthly contributor at Mom.me and serves as a full time concierge to her two smallish kids, Aria and Arlo (9 and 5).