I am the owner of Emkat Design, providing graphic design services and custom signage. The name Emkat comes from my first and middle names, Emily Katherine. My family called me Emkat when I was a little girl. I have always been interested in typography. Even when I was in middle school, I told people that I wanted to make fonts when I grew up. Clever Letters, the American Girl book, was my favorite book growing up if that tells you anything.
After finishing college with a graphic design degree, I wasn't sure how to implement this dream until a few years ago. I was working in a restaurant in New Orleans when an artist came in a wrote a beer list on the wall, drew a beer mug, and some bubbles so quickly and beautifully! I immediately asked her if I could help her out for free and she could teach me her skills. I ended up working as her studio and design assistant for two years, learning hand lettering along with other entrepreneurial skills that I use everyday now building my business. After learning and growing in New Orleans, I moved back to my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee and started Emkat Design.
I am also the creator of the Phone of the Spirit community project, a phone booth for public use a symbol of communication with lost loved ones. The phone booth raises awareness for the opioid epidemic that is taking our friends and families.
I am currently looking for new projects that will expand and challenge my skills as a designer. I love image and color in all fields, constantly absorbing information from new experiences and new people. Look around my website and let me know what I can design and create for you!
Email me at email@example.com!