Emilee Stites, BFA

Emilee is an award-winning graphic designer who graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the University of Louisville, where she studied Communication Art and Design. She has worked as a graphic designer as part of advertising agencies and as a member of an in-house marketing department. In 2010, she started Aesop Studio in order to spend more time with her family. In 2016, she became the Design Director for Bloom Magazine, a lifestyle magazine based in Bloomington, Indiana. She currently lives in Richmond, KY, but thanks to the wonders of the internet, works with clients all over the country.

Emilee has worked on projects for a wide range of clients including Indiana University, The Kentucky Derby Festival, Bloom Magazine, Fahe (a regional nonprofit that invests millions into Central Appalachia), and many small business start ups. Logos, product packaging, publications, apparel–you name it, she almost certainly has created it. In addition to her design expertise, Emilee is also an experienced writer and copy editor.

Here's what a few clients have said about working with Emilee:

“Emilee worked closely with Bloom Magazine, designing ads and editorial layouts and working on many other aspects of our company, such as creating promotional materials. Her artistic ability is exceptional, and her attention to detail is excellent. Her work is highly regarded among our advertisers, our readers, and in the community at large. She has played a significant role in Bloom's success. Among Emilee's many skills and talents as a designer are her ability and willingness to work with everyone involved – writers, proofreaders, editors, advertisers, and various other clients. Always efficient, regardless of the work load given to her, she usually completed work ahead of schedule and beyond expectations.”
– Ron Eid, Associate Editor, Bloom Magazine

“Emilee is one of the most talented graphic artists I've ever worked with. She is highly organized and never misses a deadline. She is reliable and congenial with both staff and customers. Clients adore her as she has great listening skills coupled with the ability and vision to translate their ideas into gorgeous, effective art."
– Jill Erisman, Business Manager, Mediaworks

“Emilee is great at taking your ideas and suggestions and turning them into exactly what you're looking for. Every time she's designed something for me, I've received it and thought, yes, that's exactly what I was looking for!”
– Courtney Paris, owner, Courtney Paris Photography and Louisville Boudoir Photography