Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, Emily Barrett began her art career as a toddler, with nude finger painting and glitter glue among her earliest memories. After high school, she left NOLA for Nashville where she received a BA in English with a minor in design communications at Belmont University. During college she was fortunate to study abroad in London and travel Europe with a camera in hand at all times, which is why she started to pursue photography. After graduating, she photographed for a local bakery and began freelancing, while juggling marketing and social media jobs. Most recently, Emily moved to Portland, Oregon, here she is attending a post-baccalaureate residency program in graphic design at Pacific Northwest College of Art. She is a self-proclaimed foodie and nature geek--both of which are present in her work--and her keen eye for detail and contrast shine through in her style. She thinks food and nature connect people on an emotional level, allowing them to relate culturally and spiritually even if they’re from vastly different places and backgrounds. She curiously explores new worlds within her everyday life and continuously brings color and experimentation to the forefront of her practice.