Emily Gommel Emily Gommel

Emily Gommel


  • Typography, Book Design, Illustration


About Me

  • I am a creative person from west of Cleveland. I enjoy travel, embroidery, Lake Erie, screenprinting, and flea markets. My kitten, Louise, and I live in Kent until we graduate in May of 2019. After that, we want to move to a cool city and work on more great projects with smart people.

  • Senior quote:
    Art isn't only a painting. Art is anything that's creative, passionate, and personal. An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artist takes it personally. —Seth Godin

  • Why did you choose VCD?
    I loved everything art and creativity and people told me this was the best way to make money with those skills.

  • What inspired you to be a graphic designer?
    The VCD program + faculty in my early years at Kent.

  • Favorite keyboard shortcut:
    Option + click and drag to duplicate

  • Worst VCD moment:
    Reprinting a final project 3+ times to try and get it as close to perfect as possible

  • Best VCD moment:
    Becoming an art director and publishing a magazine

  • What inspires you the most?
    Travel, books, other artists, the creative community on both a local and international level

  • Goals in 5 years:
    To have created work I'm proud of that impacts the world in a positive way.

  • What job would you be terrible at?
    Parking Services Attendant

  • What is your #1 pet peeve?
    Focusing on the negative, also typography sins out in the world

  • What song do you have completely memorized?
    Dancing Queen

  • What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
    That I seem happy.