Brieanne “Bri” Emery has truly found her calling. Already during her teenage years, her creative side was showing when she was working on her inspirational journal, made up from scrapped magazine pages taped onto the empty pages. She was especially fascinated by typography – so it was only natural that she made her choice on a professional career early on. Ever since that decision at a young age, her career path seems flawless. We’d like to take a closer look at the stages of her career today and invite you to join us as we walk you through the design world of Bri Emery.
Bri is originally from a Chicago suburb. To pursue her studies in graphic design and branding, she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she got her degree at the FIDM, the Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandise, in 2007. Only two years later, she founded her blog Design Love Fest, which quickly grows to become a daily read for thousands of users. Here, she shares her passion for DIY, interior, typography and graphic design – always leaning towards the unexpected. Her clear design paired with bright colors soon becomes her unmistakable branding.
i've been printing an embarrassing amount of photos from my phone to this little wireless @hp sprocket printer. they don't use ink and come on sticker paper! so much fun. i'm even hosting an event in SF where everyone can make photo journals for themselves or as gifts. happy to have tangible memories instead of thousands of photos on my phone! ❤️ #sponsored
Only two years later in 2011, Bri founded the Designlovefest Studio. Here, she offers her clients the whole package of graphic design and branding, putting shootings and workshops into practice. In the studio, she realizes projects with popular brands such as Gap, Target, Pantene, Samsung, Nespresso, Nordstrom and Proctor & Gamble. Despite her countless projects for her own blog Design Love Fest, Bri is unstoppable. She takes on work for different magazines with tasks ranging from print designing to writing columns. She creates logos for clients, conceptualizes corporate identities and designs websites – all of this before she even turns 30 years old.
With almost 800.000 followers on Instagram, Bri proves that she’s a pro. On the platform, she presents a perfect, colorful mix of her business work, creative posts of other influencers, memories of her travels and private impressions. Bri uses the platform in many different ways, while still showing us with every post that she will stay true to her personal branding and color scheme.
Bri’s list of successful projects seems infinite. One of her best-known collaborations may be her own collection of cups, napkins and paper plates, created in cooperation with the table dish brand Cheeky, exclusively sold at American discount giant Target. Additionally, her collaboration with interior designer Emily Henderson, who we wrote about earlier this year, might have led to one of the most known interior images worldwide. In exchange for a newly-designed living and dining area in Bri’s home, she re-designed Emily’s website. The images of the living room have been re-pinned on Pinterest thousands of times and every interior fan has surely stumbled upon them at some point.
Bri doesn’t keep her expertise to herself: In differently themed workshops – all of them sold out so far – she teaches all about creative topics, such as calligraphy for beginners and pros, but also about social media strategies and how to build a brand. All of her workshops have taken place in Los Angeles; a social media one took place in Berlin, Germany. To cover the high number of participants and to be able to offer her contents internationally, Bri has created a 1,5-hour online workshop covering all about social media. People from all over the world can access the online class at any time.
To watch Bri work and create is pure bliss. You can easily tell that she has found her calling and that she pours her heart into any new job or project. With only 31 years, Bri has made a name for her self in the industry and is online and offline high in demand. We’re excited to see which possibilities may open up for her and until then, we’ll gladly follow her work on Design Love Fest.
*numbers current at the time of writing