Emily Thomas is a graphic designer who loves to work hard, solve problems, and stay curious.


In a world packed with media messages and visual distractions, Emily focuses on simplicity and authenticity in every aspect of her work. She views visual communication as a tool to tell stories, build community, and impact society. She is experienced in print and web design — and is particularly jazzed about visual narrative and identity development.

Emily is currently the lead designer at Signum, a student-run creative studio of Kent State University

Have a question or project in mind? Give Emily a shout at emilythomas.creative [@] gmail.com.


Lead Designer at Signum — October 2016 to present
Design Intern at Madhouse  — May to August 2016
Designer / Illustrator at Signum  — August 2015 to September 2016
Junior Designer at Brainchild  — August 2014 to May 2015


Visual Communication Design, BFA
Kent State University — May 2017



International Society of Typographic Designers Assessment, Pass and Membership — March 2017
2017 Faculty-Curated VCD Honors Exhibition — February 2017
Graphis New Talent Annual 2017, Merit — February 2017
Type as/and Image Poster Exhibition — October 2016
FAd Award, Best Logo  April 2016
2015 Faculty-Curated VCD Honors Exhibition — December 2015
Silver Addy (Brainchild), District 5 — May 2015
KSU Honors College Art Show — May 2014