Emma Funk

strategy + design + pie


I’m Emma Funk, and I’m interested in how strategy and design can help us to more effectively and equitably work towards social change.

I spent seven years working as a graphic designer and web developer. As a designer, I get excited about making complex, convoluted information clear and useful, without removing nuance. As a developer, I strive to connect individuals and organizations with technologies that support and expand their work.

I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2016, I graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island with a degree in Science and Society. I’ve also studied in the Design & Technology program at Parsons the New School for Design, and in the Graphic Design program at the Rhode Island School of Design.

I currently live in New Haven, CT, where I work as a Social Innovation Fellow at the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale University.




I’ve also moonlighted as an exhibit designer, a conference organizer, a Startup Weekend coach, a Shakespeare actor, a bottle-feeder for orphaned kittens, an emergency medicine training victim, and a wedding cake baker (for 200 people). But what I’m really known for? Pie.