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:

“Fahe has had the pleasure to work with Emilee for many years, and we consider her a valuable part of our creative team. She is a consummate professional – talented, reliable, and prompt. Her work is always excellent and her ability to see the ‘big picture’ and help translate that vision to a smart design is incredibly valuable.” – Anthony Newman, Vice President of Communication, Fahe

“Emilee Stites is a first-class designer who has done superlative work for Bloom Magazine. She has won numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for the design of our covers and inside layouts. She is highly creative, responsible, and we all love working with her.”
– Malcolm Abrams, Editor & Publisher, Bloom Magazine

“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