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Emily passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Emily delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
September 2014

I've been working professionally as an artist since 2009, making graphics and illustrations for clients and having worked for Disney Research for just over a year. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts in 2012. I'm currently a freelance artist, but I'd also love to contribute to the art education community by inspiring and instructing anyone who wants to learn.

I specialize in drawing/illustration, digital painting, and 2D animation, mostly in the context of video games (with 2D graphics). I can also give advice in the designing of video games as well as marketing them.

My hope and mission is to successfully distribute my knowledge, skills and experience to anyone who wants to acquire them.

I'm capable of a large range of improvements, from goals as hobbyists to more professional goals. I have successfully helped students get admitted into their desired art schools, as well as helped artists get their first gigs as freelancers. I can serve as a mentor for an artist's early years as a contractor.

Thank you for your interest!

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Experience

Freelance Artist
Sep 2012 - Present
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- create game graphics for clients (character animations, background imagery, objects, user interface designs)
- illustration
- digital painting
- 2D animations
- drawings
- advise in game designs
- advise in game marketing

Artist Intern
May 2011 - Aug 2012
Disney Research Pittsburgh

- worked in Maya, rigging, animating, modeling and rendering
- worked with motion capture data
- created concept art
- created miscellaneous 2D art/illustrations
- made graphics for video games

Artist
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010
V-teractive

- created 2D concept art for 3D modelers to model after
- created 3D models with 3D Studio Max

Artist
Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
MegaNudge

- created all graphics for a video game
- 2D animated characters
- background images
- title logo and UI

Education

Bachelor's in Fine Arts
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Carnegie Mellon University

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Nominated Best Student Animation at AniMazing Spot Film Festival 2012- "Dinnersaurus Rex"
Aug 2012
AniMazing Spot
Dozzi Scholarship
May 2010
Carnegie Mellon University

Photos & Videos

Illustration of original character design, costume design, weapon design all put into an environment. Personal project.

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General Illustration tips
original character design illustrated digitally with GIMP.

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portrait digitally painted from photo reference using GIMP.

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Character concept art for "Dwarf Corp" by Completely Fair Games

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Main screen to a video game I made graphics for, "Bouncy Farm Animals" by Jubi Apps

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original character design digitally painted in GIMP

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digital painting, original character concept illustrated digitally in GIMP.

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scene/concept art, from my original comic "Dinnersaurus Rex." This illustration was made specifically for a video game based on the series.
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23 Reviews

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Emilio G. Sep 20, 2017
Animation · Online

Emilio loved Emily's lessons. Thank you Emily, you are the best.

Jeremy Jul 24, 2017
Drawing · Online

I enjoyed my first lesson. Emily is very nice.

Rashad S. Jul 14, 2017
Drawing · Online

amazing teacher she works with you and helps you get better with your drawing

Lucia L. May 10, 2017
Animation · Online

Emily was extremely helpful. She taught my daughter who didn't know anything about animation and coached her all the way until she was able to produce a short animated movie. She is always very professional and caring of the student needs.
Thank you Emily for all your help.

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Alise Mar 26, 2017
Drawing · Online

Emily is extremely patient, knowledgeable, and well rounded. Students of any age will benefit from her expertise.

Kimberly Dec 14, 2016
Drawing · Online

Emily is fantastic. She is patient and really good at instructing and critiquing work. She seems very experienced and really tries to give both positive feedback and the appropriate constructive criticism. She is also great at encouraging students to not get frustrated by "mistakes" but to accept that mistakes are a part of the growing and becoming a better artist. Having Emily in my ear and working on sketching with me has greatly improved the way I am seeing my work and I'm very much looking forward to working with her more to improve my skills. I would highly recommend her.

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Max Dec 2, 2016
Animation · Online

My 13-year-old son had his first lesson and when he finished he came bounding down the stairs to show me what they made. He told me Emily was cool, funny, and really easy to talk to. He was comfortable right away and they dove right into his interest.

Rubi Nov 30, 2016
Drawing · Online

Attentive, engaged and informative. Emily takes time to check in to meet skill level and tailor sessions to your needs.

lorelei I. Nov 28, 2016
Drawing · Online

Emily prepared my 2 kids for Art School Auditions. She researched the school's requirements and prepared my kids accordingly. My daughter who auditioned a month ago was accepted to the art school thanks to Emily for her gifts, patience, and attention to detail. My son will have his audition this weekend. He feels fully prepared. Emily is awesome and we are grateful to have her as a teacher!

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Stacy D. Nov 10, 2016
Illustration · Online

I'm a 20 year old college student and I've been taking Animation, Illustration, and Painting lessons with Emily for almost two years now. I started out very new to drawing and painting, especially digitally, and Emily has brought me so far in the past couple years. She has taught me about animation, color theory, drawing, illustration, and even professionalism as a contracted artist herself. I've progressed so much, and she has been there with me every step of the way! Emily is so patient and encouraging, and pushes you to really do your best and work at what you're learning. That being said, she has never been one to pressure me or push me too far, or be too harsh. These lessons are meant to be fun, and she keeps it that way! My weekly lessons are the highlight of my week, and I truly can't rate her highly enough. I would recommend her for young kids just as much as older kids (like me!) and even hopeful professionals.

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Liam B. Jun 28, 2016
Illustration · Online

Emily was patient and made accommodations for my 6 year old who is showing some interest in drawing.

Sydney R. Jun 22, 2016
Animation · Online

Emily is great- she really took the time with my daughter to explain how to use the program.

Lydia J. Jun 17, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Emily as so patient with our daughter. In one short hour, our daughter picked up so many new tricks and was comfortably playing around in the software!

Ruby Mar 23, 2016
Animation · Online

thank you for teaching me animation. it is so fun.

Lenore Mar 7, 2016
Adobe Photoshop · Online

Emily is a great teacher, patient and very knowledgable. I was so frustrated trying to figure out the simplest things in PhotoShop and thanks to her instruction and patience, my photoshop skills have improved dramaticall.
I'll be back for more lessons!

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Connie M. Mar 7, 2016
Animation · Online

Emily was knowledable about subjet matter, willing to adjust focus when called for and very patient.
I like her very much.

Lori Clark Nov 18, 2015
Drawing · Online

Emily is an excellent instructor. I learned several new drawing techniques in my first class. She provided time for questions, taught some cool tricks, is very encouraging and knowledgeable. I'm buying more classes with Emily!!

Lori Clark Nov 18, 2015
Drawing · Online

Emily is an excellent instructor. I learned several new drawing techniques in my first class. She provided time for questions, taught some cool tricks, is very encouraging and knowledgeable. I'm buying more classes with Emily!!

Madison C. Oct 27, 2015
Drawing · Online

During only one class with Emily, I was able to learn several techniques that will aide me with my drawing.

Kevin McDonald Jul 26, 2015
Drawing · Online

A good experience, knowledgable and very helpful, I would recommend Emily to anyone looking to improve on their artwork.

Michael S. May 22, 2015
Animation · Online

We love Emily's calm demeanor. She is encouraging, patient, and has great insight into Michael's abilities and learning style.

Subbu P. Mar 11, 2015
Cartooning · Online

Emily is excellent teacher and my kids are really loved her lessons. She explains clearly to kids and encourage kids to express their opinion. I saw great improvement in my kids drawing. Initially I was skeptical how online drawing lessons could be effective. I would like to thank you Emily for making drawing lessons effective and fun.

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Samuel F. Feb 5, 2015
Adobe Photoshop · In studio

Emily is a great teacher, and also she is a very talented artist. Her classes are working really well for me at my skill level. She is very patient and dedicated, she really goes at of the way trying to answer all questions I have, even if she has no immediate answer for me, she takes note of it and she answers during next session.
Learning Photoshop with Emily is been great and also fun!, looking forward to my next classes.

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