Skills

I integrate web, print, and video to solve complex communication problems.

Print & Package Design

Brochures, business cards, book covers, billboards, boxes, and bottles. Whatever it is, I create innovative designs that make an impression.

Identity & Branding

A brand isn’t a logo. A brand is a gut feeling about a company, business, or product. I enjoy putting all my skills to work to craft that gut feeling.

Photography

I have over ten years of experience behind the lens. I’m comfortable shooting people, places, and things with both Canon and Nikon DSLRs.

Mobile & Web Design

I know CSS, HTML, Bootstrap, WordPress, Hype animation, iBooks, jQuery Mobile, information architecture, and user testing.

Copywriting & Advertising

I write and edit high-quality content, as well as create “big ideas” to engage audiences. No concept too big, no surface too small.

Video & Motion

I’m trained to capture video using lights and sound. I use Premiere, After Effects, and Audition to deliver a polished final product.

People ignore design that ignores people.

- Frank Chimero -

Portfolio

I like combining texture, color, and intriguing typography to create a tangible feel that bridges the gap between the digital world and the physical world. Here's some of my work.

UCD Vet Med Ext Promo

Video

WIFSS Website

Web

UCDavis Promo

Video

They’re All Looking at You iBook

Web

Mister Rogers’ Salute

Video

National Parks Promo

Video

The Life and Death of Dixie Documentary

Video

Kaboom Playgrounds Campaign

Print

MeetMe.Com Promo

Video

OnTrack Budget App

Web

University of Baltimore Holiday Card

Web

Out of Eden Narrative

Video

“Ask Fancy” App

Web

About

emily kunz

I’ve been drinking the visual communications kool-aid since I completed my undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2008. I got my first “big-kid” job as a graphic designer for a playground company in Utah. In 2009, I moved to the Baltimore-Washington area, where I worked as both an in-house designer and a freelancer. I attended the University of Baltimore’s MFA program in integrated design. My thesis, “30 Days on Route 30: A Search for Nostalgia on America’s Main Street“, is a personal interactive documentary of a month I spent traveling, interviewing, and filming a “forgotten” transcontinental highway.
I currently live in Davis, California and work as a graphic designer for the University of California, Davis. I also teach visual communications to online web design and development students at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho. Other insignificant but possibly intriguing things about me: My heroes are David Ogilvy and Rosie the Riveter (yes, I know she’s fictional). My position in life as the youngest of nine children was and is the sole cause of my creativity today. I’m learning how to tap dance. And I love to write, advertise, organize, photograph, and, of course, graphic design. Please contact me anytime!