Emily Vernon

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The Unsung Talents of Footwear Designers

“You’re the first footwear designer I’ve ever met” is a typical response. Introductions around my profession confronts me with how small our population really is. The remark resonates with flattery,...

Reclaiming Your Design Identity

Identity makes the designer. Perspective and experience separates us from other creatives. As a designer a part of a brand, your identity gets complex with the social label and accompanying...

How a Minimalist Lifestyle Made Me a Better Designer

Your day-to-day choices unconsciously steer your design process. Whichever habits you break or accept, methods you stick to or question will affect your openness, curiosity and intuition. While many make...

Discontent is Good for Creatives, and Here's Why

To be human is to be discontent. On our shelves stand an army of books aiming to extricate this through gaining happiness. Exercises and poetic quotes around the elusive topic...

What Travel Does for a Designer's Mind

While traveling for personal means, I believed my underlying purpose was to identify unknown inspirations. Documenting various exotica like the the walls of Buda Castle, findings in Turkish bazaars or...

Maybe You Need an Inspiration Purge

If many of us designers admire minimalism and simplicity in design, why do we “gather” inspiration? Inspiration as a commodity is neither finite, delicate nor valuable. Let me explain. It...

My Proven Hacks to Starting Side Projects

Starting a side project can feel like growing a new limb for the first time and expecting perfection. Before even buying the pen to put onto paper, your unborn side...

My Philosophy

After seven years in the footwear industry, I recognized that footwear designers need a “Trend Ambassador” - someone who can contextualize trends and encourage their application within the product creation...

The Importance of Side Projects

When working for a larger company, one with the required parameters and group decisions, creativity becomes structured. The freedom from either an owned business or school project falls flat, and...

The Evolutions of a Website

Since 2007 I had a website. The first version made during my middle years at art school mainly ended up as link for potential jobs or internships. My second one...