CURRICULUM VITAE

1982-present

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BIOGRAPHY

Emily Darnell was born on the spring equinox of 1982. She grew up surrounded by the
trees and lakes of northern Minnesota in a house that her father designed and built.
Her work is deeply rooted in nostalgia for that time and place.

Because she is sentimental about almost everything and everyone she comes in contact
with, she has spent a good portion of her life collecting ephemera. She takes care
in categorizing, cataloging, and representing mementos from her life, that serve as
evidence of her experience.

Along with her interest in things that are ephemeral, Emily also studies traditional
folk skills and the fading art of handwriting analysis. The rest of her time is given
to researching sustainable living systems to feature on her blog, dreaming up designs
for campers, and writing lists of things to do later.

Emily is a freelance designer, illustrator and artist, creating work in response
to her ever-changing environment. For now, she lives and works in Duluth, Minnesota.
But you may someday soon find her living in a mobile home, touring the country.
After she gets over her wanderlust, she'll be living permanantley on a small farm
somewhere growing vegetables and keeping honeybees.

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EDUCATION

Minneapolis College Of Art and Design
BFA / Graphic Design and Illustration
Minneapolis, MN
2000-2005

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EMPLOYMENT

Designer / Illustrator
YouWorkForThem
Minnepolis, MN
2008

Visual Display Artist
Bloomingdale's
Boomington, MN
2007

Display Coordinator
Anthropologie
Minneapolis, MN
2005-2007

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INTERNSHIPS

Farm Intern
Dream Acres Farm
Wykoff, MN
2009

Surface Design Intern
Target
Minneapolis, MN
2005

Designer / Illustrator / Art Director
MCAD DesignWorks
Minneapolis, MN
2005

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FREELANCE

Designer
Bluewater Residential Services
Duluth, MN
2008

Designer / Illustrator
Do It Green! Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
2007-2008

Designer / Illustrator
Keri Beyer Inc.
Stillwater, MN
2007

Designer / Illustrator
DGInvent!ve
Minneapolis, MN
2006

Designer
well-kept
Duluth, MN
2006-present

Designer
Hope Home Healing
Duluth, MN
2006-present

Apparel Designer
Rome Snowboard Design Syndicate
Waterbury, VT
2006

Graphic Designer / Illustrator
Minnesota Record Show
Minneapolis, MN
2006

Designer / Illustrator / Art Director
Fraser
Minneapolis, MN
2005

Designer
Women's Art Institute
Minneapolis, MN
2005

Designer / Illustrator
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis, MN
2005

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INSTRUCTION

Art Instructor
Private Art Lessons
Duluth, MN
2009

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COLLABORATION

Craft Night!
Minneapolis, MN
2006

Mothership Collective
Minneapolis, MN
2006

Happy-City Project
Minneapolis, MN
2005

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EXHIBITION

Snap Shot Shanty
Art Shanty Projects
Plymouth, MN
2008-2009

Ephemerality
Ephemeral Space
Minneapolis, MN
2007

Art of Design / The Future
Density Studios
Minneapolis, MN
2006

Happy-City Exhibition
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis, MN
2005

Students In Design Poster Exhibition
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis, MN
2004

Experimental Typography Workshop Poster Exhibition
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis, MN
2004

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PUBLICATION (Print)

New Ornamental Type (Forthcoming)
Thames and Hudson
USA
2009

Slanted Magazine Issue No. 8: 2d3d
Slanted
Germany
2009

Issue No. 1: O.K. Collections
O.K. Periodicals
Netherlands
2008

Sentence No.1
YouWorkForThem | Sentence
USA
2008

Vol. 1. Issue No. 3: Process vs. Progress | Art Shanty Insert
Art Review and Preview
Minneapolis, MN
2008

Issue No. 1 | On Collecting
Hello World!
Providence, RI
2007

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PUBLICATION (Web)

David the Designer
United Kingdom
2007

Print and Pattern
United Kingdom
2007

The Serif
USA
2007

The Style Press
Barcelona / New York / Stockholm / Oslo
2007

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PARTICIPATION

Studio Volunteer
Bohemia Arts
Duluth, MN
2009

Volunteer Gardener
UrbanFarm
Minneapolis, MN
2008-2009

Gallery Volunteer
The Soap Factory
Minneapolis, MN
2007

Students In Design Club Member
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Minneapolis, MN
2004-2005

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RECOGNITION

Alliss Scholarship Recipient
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2004-2005

Roy B. Justus Illustration Scholarship Recipient
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2003-2005