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I love Design for its potential to make a huge, positive impact on the world.

Course Content Member and PT Teacher
New York

Emily Comfort

Emily Comfort is a designer, artist and teacher from Seattle. She studied graphic design at Western Washington University and worked the first few years of her career as a visual designer working on the user interface for the Xbox One console, mobile, and desktop experiences. She has since specialized in collage, creating editorial illustrations and album art. She is continually inspired by her students who come from all over the world to follow a dream at Shillington, and is honoured to play a small role in their journeys to becoming designers. When not teaching or designing, she gets outside and goes birding at the park whenever possible.

What do you love about design?

The potential to make a huge, positive impact on the world.

Why do you teach?

I get to know people from all different backgrounds and help them unlock a new way of seeing and interacting with their surroundings – and their enthusiasm for design inspires me!

Tell us about your design career outside of Shillington.

After earning my design degree from Western Washington University I interned at a small studio in Seattle and had a couple short contracts before landing my first full time job at Xbox. I worked as a visual designer on the team that designed the first user-interface for the Xbox One console and I helped create the mobile and PC experiences as well.

What or who are you loving right now?

I recently found an album full of postcards sent to my great grandfather during the early 1900s and I can’t get enough of it. The old paper, beautiful illustrations, and perfect script handwriting that talks about life on the farm in Kansas… I love it! Right now I’m working on photographing them to share with family and incorporate into future projects.

If you were a typeface, what would you be?

According to an online quiz I would be Courier.

What’s your favourite blog?

99% Invisible.

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