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Self Portrait


Emily Powell Gilliam is a creative with a decade of professional experience in the toy and game industry. She is a storyteller and illustrator with a strong inner-child and a pervasive sense of play.

Her resume spans art direction, design, illustration, product management, and brand liaising. She has worked with licenses including Asmodee, Audubon, Discovery, Lionel, Major Sports Leagues, National Parks, Scholastic, Sesame Street, Tetris, Ty, and Warner Bros.

She holds a Master of Design in Designed Objects from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA from the Middlebury College Pre-Architecture and Italian programs. 

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