Emma Funk

strategy + design + pie


I’m Emma Funk, and I’m interested in how strategy can guide graphics, storytelling, and program design to create positive social impact. I’ve been working as a graphic designer and web developer for the past seven years.

As a designer, I get excited about making complex, convoluted information clear and useful, without removing any of its nuance. As a developer, I strive to connect individuals and organizations with appropriate technologies that support and expand their work.

I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. In 2016, I graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island with a degree in Science and Society. As part of that degree, I did a semester exchange at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City, in the Design & Technology program. I currently live in San Francisco and work as an Instructional Designer with The Acumen Fund.




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.