Emily Tao is an art director with more than 10 years of experience and the ability to take projects from initial concept to final production on time and within budget.
Emily began her graphics design career at eToys.com, and then she joined Strausberg Group, a boutique creative agency, where she focused on promotional print and web designs for clients that included AAA, Coldwell Banker, Renaissance Hotels and Kor Group hotels. Emily’s work included brochures, direct mail campaigns, billboards, logos and websites.
Later she joined Porter Novelli, a leading public relations agency, as an art director in its healthcare practice. Not only was she responsible for developing the practice brand identity, signage, stationery and website, but Emily also managed graphic design for clients including Medtronic, Guidant, Humana, Ethicon Endo-Surgery (a Johnson & Johnson company), St. Vincent Medical Center, and American Board of Podiatric Medicine. She designed various projects such as trade show booths, eblasts, sales sheets, magazine ads, webpage banner ads, marketing inserts, and HTML and WordPress websites, among many others. Her work won several awards, including from the Public Relations Society of America in Los Angeles and nationally.
Emily is an art director with business sense. She received a business degree in marketing from USC and earned her degree in computer graphic design from UCLA.