I'm Emma, a designer, photographer, and coffee-addicted art history enthusiast hopping between Baltimore and Washington, DC. I am a recent graduate of the University of Maryland graphic design program, where I minored in art history and led the student chapter of AIGA. I've also photographed weddings, portraits and brands as the founder and owner of Emma Weiss Photo for the past four years. I was also a barista at Starbucks for one summer. And sometimes I mow my grandparents' lawn.
I get a thrill from running my fingers over beautiful books and magazines, and I tend to evaluate the lowercase "e"s in sans-serif fonts to decipher whether they're Helvetica (hello, NYC subway system and Scotch tape). I feel a spiritual connection to unique ampersands, italic serif "w"s, and perfect "fi" ligatures (hence the choice of the font you're currently reading).
I see fundamental patterns humanity emerging from art history to photography to design. For me, is a thrilling and invigorating practice to weave these patterns into solutions for communicating identity, values, and ideas, because I understand that a successful design is one that speaks to both the individuality and universality of the human experience. I am dedicated to bringing a story-oriented creativity and thoughtfulness into every aspect of my design work.