art director / designer

📍brooklyn, ny / 🏠 san diego, ca

recently @ politico
previously @ fivethirtyeight

🎨  illustrations

  1. politics
  2. sports
  3. science
  4. tech

🖼️  art direction

  1. politics
  2. sports
  3. science
  4. etc.

📰 long reads


    💖 info

    💌 hello (at) emilyscherer.com
    🐦 twitter / 📸 instagram
    👋 HELLO !
    CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: MY MORNING JACKET’S COBRA

    EMILY SCHERER is a graphic designer and art director based in nyc and originally from san diego. she studied graphic design and media studies at the rhode island school of design.

    until spring 2023, she was the senior designer at fivethirtyeight, where she created (non-data) visuals across the site, managed a small (but mighty) team, collaborated with a diverse assortment of talented freelance artists, and worked with joey ellis to create fivey fox— an internet sensation who explained the importance of uncertainty in election forecasting models.

    most often she is watching competitive reality television shows, listening to a silly podcast about themed entertainment, and intensely following all varieties of women’s sports. her favorite band of all time is fugazi.

    check her out on twitter for survivor tweets, instagram for photos of vans, and on are.na for some sports aesthetics.
    🏆 awards
    • 88th national headliner awards best in show
    • 2024 society for news design award of excellence, art direction team portfolio
    • 2020 society for news design award of excellence, art direction  individual portfolio
    • 2019 society for news design bronze medal,  art direction individual portfolio
    • type director’s club certificate of excellence
    🖼️ exhibitions
    • risd museum gelman gallery
    • risd graphic design triennial 2019
    • risd graphic design triennial 2016
    • aiga rhode island seeher exhibit 2016
    💸 work sold

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    EMILY SCHERER