— Alex Cohen, Birch Finance CEO
Emily is a brilliant designer who can not only design stunning interfaces, but also play a role in front-end implementation.
Born and raised in the sunshine state, I began designing logos and websites as an independent freelancer in 2010. After finishing my BFA in Creative Photography from the University of Florida in 2013, I took on my first role as Creative Director for Sportody—a search and review platform for outdoor activities. As the sole designer for the company, I was able to wear many hats and learn what it takes to survive in the fast-paced tech industry.
In summer of 2016, I took on a new role as Head of Design for Birch finance—a personal finance app for credit card rewards. As yet again the sole designer for a small startup, I was able to gain more experience, this time learning to handle some of the front-end code and finding my passion for UX / UI design.
Birch was acquired by Even Financial in 2018, moving me and the rest of our our 4-person team to NYC. As I continue my journey into UX / UI design at Even, I look forward to learning from their extensive user base and working on large-scale design projects.
When I’m not designing, I’m probably checking out local breweries, spending quality time with my dog, Charley or traveling with friends.