I work with amazing creative firms, all of whom inspire and challenge me (and, I them). And, while you may recognize many of my clients, others you may not. However, everyone I work with is smart, talented, and cares deeply about how their actions as well as practices impact our industry overall. Some have written monographs or designed stamps for USPS while others have been recognized by AIGA, either nationally as AIGA Medalists or locally as AIGA Fellows. I even have a client that won the National Design Award and another that won a Grammy. All said, I also work with emerging and aspirational firms that may not have these credentials but are nonetheless passionate and committed. I couldn’t be prouder to work with every single one of them!
Zeke Howard and Ben Fogarty
Melissa Deschenes, Meggan Van Harten, and Jennifer Taback
Dusty Summers and Jason Kernevich
Wayne Hunt, Jennifer Bressler, & John Temple
Deroy Peraza and Julia Vakser Zeltser
Craig Johnson and Blake Howard
Nikki Chung and Dungjai Pungauthaikan
Jessica and Randall Hughes
Adam Brodsley and Eric Heiman
We had been working on different vision statements over the years, but none of them had really stuck. They were either too big & hard to believe or too vague & not directional. We decided to do a one-day consulting session with Emily just to tackle this one issue and man, did she help us nail it. We came up with a phrase that resonated with us, was directional and something we felt that, though difficult, would be achievable. The real win was when we rolled it out to our staff and they immediately grabbed hold of it and were inspired by it. That was a few years back and it continues to be a rally cry for us, not to mention a big part of what attracts new talent to us.
Emily’s knowledge, guidance, connections, and advice helped Post Typography in countless ways. The company became more prosperous and we became more mature, wiser business owners because of her. Our calls and meetings were always a kick in the pants, a light cutting through the fog, and of course fun and full of laughter. We cannot thank Emily enough for all she’s done for us and Post Typography, including your help and insights related to this current process.
Emily is passionate about her work, and has an incredible sense for people and how they interact in a workplace. In just 2 days of interviews, we were amazed at how she figured out our business structure, our internal management style, our dedicated staff and their unique personalities, and of course, all our issues! While it’s tough to face the truth sometimes, Emily isn’t afraid to dish it out! Behind her easy-going personality, is a brutally honest professional! She really kicked us into gear to take action on our endless to-do lists!
The success and growth of my business has been due in no small part to the efforts of Emily Cohen. She never fails to meet the tightest of deadlines, has valuable insight into a wide range of projects, and rises to every occasion with energy and optimism.
Emily led a business retreat for us with the goal of identifying the “health” of our growing business. We left with a clear understanding of our strengths, opportunities, and how we should focus our efforts. The roadmap we developed with Emily has helped us become more effective with our time by spending more of it doing what we’re best at and enjoy.
Emily’s expertise in proposal writing, new business, and strategy has been essential to our growth as a studio. We couldn’t imagine running our business without her. If only she could grow a giant beard.
Dusty Summers and Jason Kernevich