Emily Hartwig





Cincinnati, OH

Senior Quote

“There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”—Thorin Oakenshield from The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

Future Goals

Make images and projects that inspire people to dream, feel happy, and advocate change.

Longest amount of time you’ve worked on a single project?

Probably 30-40 hours on a project from Graphic Design I or II

Best Moment of VCD

In Human Character Design when Professor Goldsmith said one of my pieces looked like a professional illustration in a children’s book in front of the class. It was an incredibly validating moment.

Worst Moment of VCD

Freshman year in general because I felt like I didn’t belong in VCD. Particularly when Professor Coorey pulled me into her office after class to convince me to stay in the major and I ended up crying.

What inspires you?

Stories, Nature, and Adventure

Best advice you’ve been given

“Drawing is more thinking than drawing.”—Professor Goldsmith

What’s one thing you can’t live without?

A good cup of tea

Favorite Typeface

Mr Eaves Sans 

What’s your Theme Song?

Don’t Dream It’s Over—Crowded House