I am an independent French designer and art director based in London, working primarily for cultural organisations, publishing houses and entertainment brands. I love coming up with surprising concepts, crafting striking design solutions, and collaborating with other creatives to produce work that captures audiences’ imagination.

Inside and outside of work, I am passionate about making the industry a more inclusive place. Since 2016, I have been a volunteer organizer for Ladies Wine & Design London, a popular community group, and events series for women and non-binary creatives.

I regularly give lectures at universities, and I have a video course on art direction called Generating Memorable Ideas available on Domestika (trailer below)
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Say hi/bonjour:
hello@emiliechen.com

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Instagram: @spottedbyem

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Worked previously at:
National Theatre
Penguin Books

Clients include:
The Almeida Theatre
The Young Vic
Somerset House
Henry Moore Foundation
BAFTA
Wimbledon

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Domestika course trailer:

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Selected Press
Design By Women – Interview
Creative Lives in Progress – Interview
Campaign Magazine – Creative Equals Future Leaders 2021 List (‘One to watch’)

It’s Nice That – Graduating in a Downturn advice column

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Work featured in:
The Graphic Design Bible by Theo Inglis (Hachette)
National Theatre Posters: A Design History by Rick Poynor (Unit Editions)
The 3D Type book by fl@33 (Laurence King Publishing)

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Selected Talks
Typocircle Supercondensed Conference
Rye Here Rye Now Doodle Talks (as part of London Design Festival 2021)
General Assembly ‘Kickass Women Slay Together’ panel
Fail Better Talks

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Guest lecturer at Central St Martins, London College of Communication, University of Creative Arts, Chelsea College of Arts and Ravensbourne