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Ever since I can remember I made art. I painted, wrote and illustrated stories, I would scatter paper and art supplies all around me on the floor and draw for hours. I was the "creative kid" always doodling in class, I even signed up for extra art classes outside of grade school at the local art center! Obsessed.
I grew up in Minneapolis, having adventures in my backyard, playing in the lakes and rivers, making up imaginary stories of unicorns on my rainbow bike, and exploring the local art community were a big part of my upbringing.
I went to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and graduated with a BFA in Illustration. My first internship was at a product design company that created Christmas and Halloween decorations. After, I designed in-house at local design companies for a few years and had my designs sold in Walmart, Target, and Walgreens, and many other retail stores. But, I knew I had a calling for more...
In 2016 I finally made my life long dream come true, I started freelancing and Emiko Rainbow was born! Providing illustration and product design to art licensing, product design and children's books. Today art can be found in stores worldwide, in kids, home and wall decor, gift sets, stationery, party decorations, pet product and much more!
You can find me on my sunny patio, drawing on my ipad, eating sushi, watching my wiener dog and whippet mutt play. Or having a picnic with my husband and daughter.
Thanks for hanging out in my world, I'm glad you're here!
Barnes & Noble, Trader Joe's, Michaels, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Tractor Supply Co., Kmart, Aldi, Dollar General and Dollar Tree.
Press and Publications
Stationery Trends Magazine, "Madison Park Greetings welcomes three emerging makers" - March 11, 2021
The Bark University of Duluth Minnesota, "Rainbows make a difference" - November 17, 2021
Youtube and Blog Post Interview with Elizabeth Silver, "Product Designer to Creative Entrepreneur with Emiko Rainbow" - May 9th, 2022