Raised in Olympia, WA, Aubrey's creative journey began early on, even influencing her diaper choices as a baby. Later, a high school Color & Design teacher sparked Aubrey's interest in textile and surface design, expanding her career possibilities beyond the familiar realms of traditional art and graphic design.
Michigan State University is her alma mater - Go Green! As an MSU Honors College graduate, Aubrey earned a BFA in Apparel & Textile Design, with a minor in International Development and Spanish. Growing up with ties to Hawai'i, Aubrey moved there shortly after graduating in 2014. From waves, florals, and fauna, to some of Hawaii’s most beautiful views, the 'aina captured her heart, further inspiring her love for vibrant designs and tropical aesthetics. She loves combining different elements with her signature whimsical, colorful style.
With a focus on the technical side of textile design, Aubrey is self-taught in many of the art mediums she enjoys using; from watercolor, acrylics, and illustration, to mixed media, photography, and other fiber art forms. Her design goal is to create even more repeatable designs. Stay tuned for new lines this year, whether for interiors, apparel, or something new!
For more about Aubrey and her process, follow along on Instagram @aubrey.emi.designs or come talk story in person! Her Market Schedule is listed under the "Shop In Person" section of the Home Page.