Skills

I expertly weave together multimedia skills, knowledge, and technologies to create crystal clear communication strategies and solutions that work. But what does that actually mean? Well, it means I know print, video, and web design and can harness the power of a multidimensional approach to obliterate almost any communication problem. I also have deep empathy for users and apply human-centered design thinking to every project I tackle. Oh, and I can write, edit, and organize content. My skill set perfectly lends itself to the education and training space, where I practice cutting-edge instructional design to engage learners in new and exciting ways. But being a “Swiss Army knife” designer means I can help make big things happen for a variety of businesses in many different fields.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Brochures, business cards, book covers, billboards, boxes, and bottles. Whatever it is, I can create innovative designs that make an impression using Adobe Creative Suite.

VIDEO & MOTION

I’m trained to capture video using studio lights and double-system sound. I use Premiere, After Effects, and Audition to deliver a polished final product. Low budget? No problem. Hand me an iPhone.

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

I can take content from subject matter experts, reorganize it in user-friendly ways, and add interactive experiences to produce memorable educational materials. I’m proficient in many authoring tools but favor Articulate 360.

RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGN

I know UX/UI, including information architecture and user testing, CSS, HTML, WordPress, HTML5 animation, and a couple lesser-used technologies like iBooks, Bookstrap, and jQuery mobile.

IDENTITY & BRANDING

Branding isn’t about logos. It’s about creating a gut feeling about a company, business, department, or product. All my skills come together to craft that gut feeling.

ADVERTISING & SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

I design, write, and create high-quality content and campaigns to engage audiences and create action. No concept too big, no platform too small.

PHOTOGRAPHY

I have over 15 years of experience behind the lens of both Canon and Nikon DSLRs practicing natural light photography.

EDITING & COPYWRITING

My speciality is reorganizing existing content for clarity and editing for engagement, but I can also write some mighty tight prose.

People ignore design that ignores people.

- Frank Chimero -

 

Portfolio

My personal aesthetic is a combination of texture, color, and intriguing typography to create a tangible feel that bridges the gap between the digital world and the physical world. My specialty is typography and visual hierarchy. I can also work within an existing design guide or create a sub-brand that nods to an overarching style. Take a look at some samples of my work, and please contact me for examples of instructional design projects.

CCM Promo Video

Video

KABOOM PLAYGROUNDS CAMPAIGN

Print

WIFSS WEBSITE

Web

UCD VET SCHOOL PROMO

Video

MeetMe.Com Promo

Video

UCDAVIS PROMO

Video

“THEY’RE ALL LOOKING AT YOU” IBOOK

Web

MISTER ROGERS SALUTE

Video

NATIONAL PARKS PROMO

Video

“ONTRACK” BUDGET APP

Web

UB HOLIDAY CARD

Web

Ask Fancy App

Web

About

I’ve been drinking the design kool-aid since I completed my undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University-Idaho. I got my first “real” job as a graphic designer for a playground company. In 2009, I moved to the Baltimore-Washington area, where I worked as both an in-house designer and a freelancer. I attended the University of Baltimore’s MFA program, studying integrated design and working as a graduate teaching assistant. I also taught visual communications to online web design students at BYU-Idaho. My thesis, “30 Days on Route 30: A Search for Nostalgia on America’s Main Street”, is a personal interactive documentary of a month I spent traveling, interviewing, and filming a “forgotten” transcontinental highway.
After completing my MFA, I moved to California, where I worked as a senior graphic designer for the University of California, Davis. I specialized in creating dynamic educational and training materials. In 2019, I left academia to join Magellan Healthcare’s Talent Development department. I create user-focused and highly strategic multimedia solutions for the department’s roster of programs. Other possibly intriguing things about me: I look up to David Ogilvy and RBG. I have a son named Finn, who is the light of my life. I’m learning how to tap dance, but in general, my personal hobbies and my skills look pretty similar. My spouse says that makes me a bit boring, but I think it means I just really love what I do.

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  • Phone

    435.881.6049

  • Email

    emily@emilykunz.com

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  • Location

    Monterey, California