Executive Creative Director
Emily Little has a unique role at Circa, she holds down the fort of our operations in New York City and serves as Executive Creative Director for the company at large. Having served in various capacities at Circa over the years, Emily has contributed countless logos and web designs in addition to shepherding several rebranding projects. You might say she does a little (pardon the pun) bit of everything. She works closely with our clients to lead them through any size of project with a great deal of consideration and ingenuity.
Circa Creative Studios began in Nashville back in 2015 and Emily joined that studio about a year later as one of our earliest hires. She has been promoted time and time again, prompting a bigger change in 2020. That’s when this native Nashvillian set up new digs in Brooklyn—which led to the birth of our New York studio. Working with Emily remotely was going to be a big transition, but it was one that the rest of the world was about to embrace when COVID-19 hit in March of that year (perhaps you heard about this?). Despite the distance, she has proved to be an excellent ambassador of the Circa brand and continues to play a major role in the organization from afar.
Emily is a graduate of Western Kentucky University where she studied advertising and graphic design. She also served as a cartoonist for the WKU student newspaper! Before Circa, she interned with the design department at Ensworth School and worked for the Nashville Sounds.
She may hold the record for the most titles one of our team members has held, starting as a Design Assistant. She began to focus on branding as her expertise and became a Brand Designer, then Senior Brand Designer. As she started launching more websites, she was promoted to Senior Digital Designer before reaching Art Director, Creative Director, and now Executive Creative Director status.
Outside of Circa, she has been instrumental to community projects like Nashville Design Week and Ladies Wine & Design which celebrate diversity, representation, and community.