For 9 years, I’ve worked as a freelance photoshop editor, photographer, and illustrator, creating everything from convention sketches to portraiture, promotional graphics, children’s illustration, book covers, unique bridal portraits, and custom wedding invitations.

Prior to that I worked at a creative agency for 3 years as a portrait and product photographer, video editor, and associate producer, producing videos for tv and web, corporate portraits, and sports equipment catalog campaigns.

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.

Work History

2017 – Current

Wedding Invitation and Detail Designer

April and Lily

I design custom artwork and stationary for any and all of life’s important events, including save-the-dates, wedding invitation suites, seating cards, holiday notecards, invitations for birthdays, bridal and baby showers, or any other printed or hand painted items.

Dec 2012 – Current

Freelance Photoshop Editor

Mission Media

Whether my clients need blemishes removed from a portrait, elements composited, colorways changed, dust, wrinkles, or other more difficult imperfections removed from a product, I am equally capable of turning around a prompt quality file. I work with both individuals and larger agencies.

For creative agency Mission Media, I primarily focus on detailed photoshop editing of sports equipment that they then utilize for print catalogs, promotional materials, and website usage for their various clients.

May 2009 – Current

Freelance Illustrator

I work with both individuals and companies of all sizes on both short-term and long-term projects. I have a wide variety of styles that I can work in, including realistic portraiture, watercolor, children’s illustration, my own cartoon style, and different comic book-esque styles. I am also excited to try new directions when requested by my clients. My goal is to take the image or goal in your mind and turn it into a reality. Some of the projects I have worked on include television storyboards, images for motion videos, t-shirt designs, pet portraits, logos, pinups, family portraits, and book covers.

2009 – Current

Event, Portrait, and Fine Art Photographer

I have a wide array of experience shooting different kinds of photography, including fine art, personal and family portraits, head shots, interiors, product photography of items such as print materials, food, and sports equipment, as well as covering weddings and events such as award ceremonies, birthday parties, and festivals, including the Maryland Film Festival, where I shot the event as a whole before covering the main panel – “Maryland Film Festival Produces: A Conversation with Barry Levinson, David Simon and John Waters” and the interactions with the filmmakers after their panel.

Apr 2009 – Apr 2012

Associate Producer / Video Editor

Mission Film

During my time at Mission Film I began as a PA/photo assistant, and proceeded to teach myself Final Cut Pro and After Effects on the job in less than a month, quickly taking over the job of editing videos for both web and television. In addition to rising to associate producer and lead video editor during my three years there, I also stepped in wherever needed, taking on additional roles such as project manager, associate director, post supervisor, script supervisor, and client relations.  I shot and edited still photographs of corporate portraits as well as leading a catalog shoot for STX Lacrosse and Field Hockey products.

June 2006 – Aug 2006

Creative Aide

Brightside Manor Assisted Living Facility

In addition to helping with residents when needed, I designed promotional materials for things such as emails and fundraisers.


Window Display Designer

Clohessy’s Bakery

I co-created holiday and seasonal displays from conception to execution for their main window.


2005 – 2009

BFA, Photography

Maryland Institute College of Art

I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art, where I graduated cum laude and had the honor of being featured in Nikon’s Best of College Photography 2008. My time there included studying both traditional darkroom and digital photography, large format photography, art history, and studio lighting.


Adobe After Effects / Flash


I completed a “mini-mester” summer program specializing in Adobe After Effects and Adobe Flash at the Maryland Institute College of Art.


Photography, Illustration, Irish Studies

Burren College of Art

I studied digital photography, painting, Irish studies, and digital media while completing a semester abroad. I lived in Ireland for a combined 9 months, during which I also traveled to London, Berlin, and Amsterdam, visiting art galleries and fostering an appreciation for other cultures.


Photography in the City of Lights

MICA – Paris Study Abroad Program

During my time at the Maryland Institute College of Art, I completed a month long photography program in Paris, France, where I had the opportunity to work with the photographers Ellen Stern and Jacqueline Schlossman to produce a body of work in which I focused on portraiture with elements of fashion and bridal photography.


May 2017

Artist Instructor

Zeus Comics / Girl Scouts of the USA

Zeus Comics in Dallas, TX, and the Girl Scouts of the USA put on an event for several troops to earn their Comic Book Badges. As one of the Artist Instructors, I helped teach the girls about comics and art, share with them my own process, and assisted them as they created their own comics after going through a similar workshop with Writer volunteers.


Guest Speaker

Wide Angle Youth Media

I talked to Baltimore teens about going to college for art, finding happiness and meaning through art, and what to do to prepare yourself and represent your work while moving out into the world from school.

Design Skills


Digital Photography


Illustration Skills


Wedding Invitations

Watercolor Painting

Pen and Ink


Jesse JacksonProduct Support Manager

I have a Doctor Who themed sketch book and as I travel to different conventions, I ask artists to contribute. Emily Rose was eager to contribute and her finished artwork was stunning. She was a joy to work with and the resulting sketch is a highlight of my collection.

Nate StarkShow Creator and Executive Producer

Emily works very hard, is outgoing and fun, and keeps things very organized!

Rahne AlexanderDevelopment, Communications, and Production

Her photos are fantastic! Event photography is a special skill, and Emily always does great work.