West Emerald Creative is a boutique branding studio based in Vancouver, BC led by Kristi Hemingson, a graphic designer and photographer of over 8 years. Specializing in brand design, communication design and content photography, West Emerald Creative creates lasting brand experiences that engage, inspire and connect.
I work exclusively with like-minded businesses and individuals that share excitement for female-founded businesses, entrepreneurship, community, do-good initiatives and wellness. Partnering with businesses whose values mirror my own allows me to go beyond “just design” to deliver experiences created with heart, passion and support for your brand.
I was born and raised in Whistler, B.C. Canada. I am extremely grateful that I was able to grow up in an environment where being outdoorsy, adventurous and being a low-key athlete is standard.
I went to the University of British Columbia and earned my Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Photography/Digital Media and minored in Biology.
I spent time living and travelling abroad in Australia and Indonesia while freelancing in design & photography. A highlight from my travels was watching the sunrise from the top of Mount Rinjani in Lombok, Indonesia (after a 12-hour jungle trek with leeches falling from the trees).
It’s an unpopular opinion, but I don’t like hot coffee! You can find me sipping on iced coffee or – stick with me here – lukewarm coffee.
Secret talent? I can pogo-stick with no hands. Yep, it’s possible!
Feeling inspired? Shoot me an email to get things started! I’m looking forward to connecting with you on your next project – or feel free to inquire about an hourly rate.