Designer profile: Emily Knapp

Emily Knapp opus designGraphic design skills improve and excel in a collaborative, supportive team environment. Our frequent, informal critiques provide a fresh perspective or a way to get unstuck with a graphic design challenge. Opus Design is proud of our multi-mega talented designers and want to share a little more about them with you. Here’s Emily!

When did you realize you wanted to become a designer and why?

As a kid, I would cut photos out of National Geographic and other magazines and tape them to my closet doors. My dad saw this and told me he had a graphic designer friend who did things like this and that was that. The conversation was probably a little more sophisticated but that’s what I remember.

What is your funniest design habit or obsession?

I collect/hoard anything printed. I have a hard time throwing it away, especially posters. They’ll usually end up on my walls at home.

What do you like most about designing?

I love the smell of a freshly printed piece and the satisfaction that comes with seeing it in its final form.

Where did you grow up?

I’m from Groton, a town in the boonies of Northern Mass.

What is your pet’s name?

Rosie, the pup-pup, a Boston terrier, pug, and beagle mix also called Chunky Monkey, Snuggle Buggle, The Baby, and on occasion, Emily.

Emily Knapp's dog, Rosie

Favorite musician, book, tv show and/ or artist?

Musician: I recently saw Andrew Bird perform in Lowell and it was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen.

Book: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

Tv Show: I watch a lot of cop/crime shows. Currently my favorite is Luther

Artist: I’ve always loved the Degas ballerinas and Toulouse-Lautrec

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