My name is Emily Elizabeth Bunnell and I'm a creative-problem solver.
With 10 years professional design experience, 5 years experience managing a creative team and a double BFA in Graphic Design and Drawing Painting, I confidently can say I am proficient in the digital arts. But, what makes me a real asset probably requires some explaining.
1. I am ambi-brained.
Yes, I made that word up. I have a traditional arts background and a penchant for smart systems and efficiency. I love a thorough creative brief almost as much as I admire a Klimt. I am not a software master, I'm a solution-based creative-thinker who can deliver great design solutions with an array of tools and mediums. I deliver outside of traditional graphic design whenever needed and am willing to get uncomfortable in new realms.
2. I am an agile leader.
I can pitch a concept or tease out root issues in a project, but when the objective changes mid-project or my solutions don't pan out - I'm able to modify and change without a fit & with a better strategy. No designer works alone, and I can leverage a team to make the best product given the skills and knowledge of those around me. Losses are lessons, wins are stepping stones.
3. I care about the big picture.
This may sound a tad cliche but I'm going to say it. I want to make a difference. And more importantly, I believe that I do. I am not careless with my time or my design. I don't do sloppy work, even on the little stuff. I use my personal time on self-improvement (I'm taking a Spanish class right now) & volunteering for local nonprofits. I know my time and work impact others, so I use them well and I aim to make it a sum positive.
4. I'm nice to work with.
I'm not a pushover but I'm not a bully either. I deliver on time and on budget, I will critique and scrap concepts as needed- but at the end of the day, I put people first. I understand that leadership is about empowering, not dictating. I am willing to dig into the gritty work. I apply humor and empathy to the wounds of failure. I have a no-divas-policy. I seek solutions, not blame. I do my best to be honest & positive through the inevitable bumps of creative work. And dog-gone-it, people like me. I think you will too.