Owner of emma j design, Emily J. McCarthy, has been a member of the design and paper industry for almost 10 years. Throughout her journey, her experience includes small independent retail, direct wholesale, large corporate retail and boutique design. Emily graduated with a BA in Graphic Design and Photography from LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia. After resigning as Senior Graphic Designer at Swoozie’s, Emily pursued her dream of launching a fully custom design company based in Savannah, Georgia. From brides to business owners, Emily assists with branding every part of their event, corporate identity or personal image. Emily’s custom designs have been seen on The Today Show and in publications including The Knot, Southern Living, Southern Weddings, Savannah Magazine and South Magazine.
In 2010, The Whitney English Company collaborated with Emily to create a new product line of modern, southern products called Twist Paper. Twist Paper is a concept developed by Emily McCarthy and Whitney English Kolb, who met in 2004 and have talked for years about the opportunity to create a line together. The line includes a full line of southern, preppy party invitations and personalized stationery, as well as various personalized gift products related to entertaining and southern hospitality.
Emily currently resides in Savannah, Georgia with her husband Patrick and son Rhett. She enjoys living on the coast, loves prosecco, adores unique monograms, dons geometric patterns and continues to stay true to her southern roots and savvy style. Follow Emily’s daily snippets on Twitter.