Emily Theis

I'm a Boston-based designer, digital producer, and musician.

I’m proud to be a producer at Upstatement. I used to be a print editorial designer — at The Boston Globe and The Star Tribune in Minneapolis. I grew up in Indianapolis and studied journalism graphics and Spanish at Ball State University. I forget all the Spanish. I forget some of the journalism.

I have a lot of hobbies! I like quilting, hanging out with my tiny adorable dog, practicing yoga, and writing. I've written about missing my time in Minneapolis, minimizing my wardrobe after college, and what the hell a digital producer is. I moonlight as an indie pop musician, and you can find my songs and shows over on Facebook, Instagram, and Reverb. If you're curious about how and why I have so many hobbies, I've written about that too.

I created the Breakup Survival Guide, a site powered by listeners of the Death Sex & Money podcast that serves up randomized heartache cures. The project was graciously profiled by Melody Kramer for the Poynter Institute, as well as Jetzt, the digital magazine from Germany’s biggest nationwide newspaper. (Wunderbar! Also, if you Google Translate the headline, you will certainly giggle.)

After launching the Breakup Survival Guide, my friend Katie Broida and I worked with Death, Sex & Money team again to build a similar site for their Opportunity Costs series, sharing listeners' feelings of pride and shame about their class status.

I'm always up for making friends (#midwestern) or taking on side projects, so get in touch via any Internet method you please! Don't forget to follow my dog Noodle on Instagram too. Wait, did I mention I have a dog?

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