About Emily

Hi, my name is Emily. I am a graphic and web designer, photographer, and writer located in the New York City area. My passions are traveling, and railroad history. My popular railroad blog, I Ride the Harlem Line, has been featured in theĀ New York Times, Atlas Obscura, on WPKN and NPR radio, and in WIRED. The majority of my body of work covers railroading in many forms, and I’ve been cited as an innovative young railroad photographer by Tony Reevy in his book “The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg.” I find interest in the human side of railroading – the people that keep the trains running, as well as the history and architecture associated with the industry.

When it comes to experience, I can proudly say I designed my first website by teaching myself HTML in 1996, and was promoting the company I worked for on social media in 2005. In the digital world, however, sometimes experience isn’t as valuable as adaptability. The landscape of technology and art is always changing – the last time I applied for a job I listed Flash as a skill; now the once-dominant Flash has been deprecated and rendered obsolete. Much of my early print work was in Quark – that once-dominant platform also is just a memory to most designers. Expanding my skills, keeping up with the latest trends, and learning the newest technology are always important to me… and above all, making beautiful things, and making things beautiful!