Emily Eisenhart is multidisciplinary artist and designer based in Austin, Texas.
The daughter of an artist and anthropologist, she grew up with a paintbrush in
one hand and a field book in the other. She is constantly exploring, and her work
is heavily inspired by the textures, patterns, shapes, and natural colors around
her. While painting and illustration are her forte, she often experiments with new
styles and media. She has painted on all scales, from tiny portraits to 150-foot
murals, and has designed everything from tour trucks to animated videos.
Operating at the intersection of the design and art worlds, her work is
simultaneously strategic and spontaneous.
With a background in Anthropology, she is ever curious, weaving research into
her inspiration for motif and color palette development. She approaches many
of her projects as an ethnographer, diving deep into the culture of a place,
working to create dynamic, story-driven artwork. She believes that art is
especially powerful when it is able to capture the soul of a place and share and
celebrate that with others.
Prior to opening her own studio, she cut her teeth at the world class design firm
IDEO where she worked with clients such as Nike, Microsoft, and The Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation. As an independent artist, she has collaborated
with wide-ranging brands the likes of Starbucks, Keds, Madewell, and Outdoor
Voices, in addition to a diverse array of clients around the country and in her
home base of Austin, Texas.
Emily is hardwired as a collaborator,