Artwork by Emily Rose Romano: Illustrator. Photographer. Videogamer. Herder of cats.



Illustrator. Photographer. Videogamer. Herder of Cats.

Creative since before I can remember, the possibility never occurred to me that my career would be in anything other than the artistic field. My parents instilled within me a love of the arts, literature, and nature. With a passion for drawing, painting, photography, and writing, I have always searched for new outlets for my creative vision.

I received my BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. I have traveled to France, Ireland, Great Britain, Holland, Germany, and roughly half of the US, immersing myself in the artwork of other cultures, studying painting, photography, history, and letting my travel experiences help inform my artistic vision. My artsy yet analytical brain enjoys problem solving, and my personality is one where I love creating works that make people smile.

I currently split my time between Illustration, Photoshop Editing, and traveling roughly once every other month to show my work at various comic book and art conventions throughout the country.

I’ve been working as a freelance illustrator and photoshop editor for almost 9 years, and prior to that I worked at a creative agency for 3 years as a portrait and product photographer, video editor, and associate producer. I have also photographed small weddings and festivals, created fine art and fashion photography, as well as covered corporate events and private parties.

My illustration experience includes everything from convention sketches to portraiture, promotional graphics, children’s illustration, and custom wedding invitations. I work with a range of clients including start-ups, advertising and creative agencies, individual art collectors, and entrepreneurs from all over the globe. I believe in delivering innovative, beautiful, and inspiring visual design to bring value and enjoyment to all of my clients.

When I am not creating art, you can find me in the gym, reading comics and very thick novels, or playing videogames. I’m getting married in November, and my cats are really ready for me to be done with wedding planning!

Upcoming shows for 2017:
Little Apple Comic Expo (Manhattan, KS) – 3/18
Fan Expo (Dallas, TX) – 3/31-4/2
FCBD weekend at Zeus Comics (Dallas, TX) – 5/6-5/7
Comicpalooza (Houston, TX) – 5/12-5/14
Megacon (Orlando, FL) – 5/25-5/28
Staple! (Austin, TX) – 8/9-8/10
Kansas City Comic Con – 11/10-11/12

Participating Artist for Zeus Comics / Girl Scouts Comic Book Badge program, Dallas, TX, 2017
Photoshop Editor at Mission Media, Baltimore, MD, 2013-present
Freelance Illustrator, 2009-present
Freelance Photoshop Editor, 2009-present
Photographer (Maryland Film Festival, Weddings, Portraits) 2009-present
Associate Producer/Video Editor at Mission Film, Baltimore, MD, 2009-2012
Guest speaker at Wide Angle Youth Media, Baltimore, MD, 2009
Featured in Nikon’s Best of College Photography, 2008
Creative Aide at Brightside Manor Assisted Living Facility, Teaneck, NJ, 2006
Secretarial Assistant at Andora & Romano LLC, Paramus, NJ, 2006
Display Designer for Clohessy’s Bakery, Blairstown, NJ, 2005