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photo by Julie Surette

photo by Julie Surette

I'm Emily Dumas, owner and illustrator of Flowers in May.

I graduated from Salem State University with a BA in Graphic Design. Soon after graduation, I landed my first job as a designer in an ad agency. For six years, I worked on major national brands doing branding, point-of-purchase, digital and web design. While working full-time, I was designing invitations and paper goods for friends and family while building a portfolio of my illustrations. In the spring of 2012, I left my ad job to pursue Flowers in May.

Most of my time is made drawing, designing and staying up way too late. Otherwise, you can find me at a concert; scouring record stores for good hip hop; baking cupcakes; explaining Twitter to my dad; or trying to find the best fish tacos.