With a penchant for nature and vintage, Emily Taylor’s work is marked by delicate line and painterly applications of colour, employing a nostalgic palette and lighthearted imagery. Her illustrations feel organic with a touch of femininity, finding homes across a variety of products spanning home and beauty goods to quilting fabrics. Escapes to the countryside and shoreline, as well as perusals of vintage markets deeply inspire and inform her work. When home in Toronto, Emily is usually drawing away, quietly creating between the Fashion District and Chinatown.

Aside from illustration and surface design, Emily also runs a small stationery and print-goods company called Cabin Journal, which is best known for its bright risograph prints and cards.

Visit Cabin Journal here: www.cabinjournal.ca

Portrait by Celine Kim.



Sidewalk Labs | Stay Home Club | FIGO Fabrics | Toronto Symphony Orchestra | Market & Co. | Subway (Canada) | Sarah Richardson Design - Home Textile Lines | Demetres Restaurants | Precedent Magazine | Playbook Hub | Good Housekeeping Magazine | Reader's Digest Magazine | Corporate Knights Magazine | Quill & Quire Magazine | Walrus Magazine | Today's Parent Magazine | WORN Journal | Cashmere (Bathroom Tissue) | City of Craft Toronto


Ontario College of Art and Design University 2012
BDes, Major in Illustration


OCAD U Project 31 Illustration Faculty Scholarship 2011
OCAD U Rodney Dunn Memorial Scholarship 2009
NSCAD Harrison McCain (entrance) Scholarship 2008


Teaching Assistant at OCAD U | Intro to Photoshop classes, Continuing Education | 2013 - Ongoing
Teaching Assistant at OCAD U | Intro to Adobe Illustrator classes, Continuing Education | 2013 - Ongoing
Teaching Assistant at OCAD U | Intro to the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Continuing Education x DFI | 2013 - 2014
In-House Pattern Design work for Sarah Richardson Design | 2015 - 2017


Hue Shift Pop Up with the Toronto Design Directory, Toronto, 2018
Pixel & Bristle, Toronto, 2018
Hamilton Flea + Arkells Rally, Hamilton, 2018
Makeology spring show, Hamilton, 2018
The One of a Kind Spring show, Toronto 2018
Made for Love with City of Craft, Toronto, 2018
The One of a Kind Christmas show, Toronto, 2017
Zine Dream, Toronto, 2017
Summer Market at The Drake Commissary, Toronto, 2017
Pixel & Bristle, Toronto, 2017
City of Craft Winter Show, The Great Hall, Toronto Dec 2016
City of Craft Winter Show, The Great Hall, Toronto, Dec 2014
Canzine, Toronto, October 2014
Scribble Project Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia, June 2014
Girl Glue Group Zine curated by Mel Stringer, May 2014
City of Craft's Love & Rummage Sale, The Workroom, Toronto, Feb 2014
Monster Edition Book & Book Launch, The White House Studio Project, Feb 2014
Canzine, Toronto, October 2013
Art Brownie Zoo 2013, INDEXG, 50 Gladstone Ave, Toronto, July - August 2013
Sketchbook Project Mobile Library Tour 2013, Distillery District, Toronto, June 2013
Toronto Indie Arts Market, The Gladstone, Toronto, April 2013
IRQ 10 Year Event - The Gladstone, Toronto, March 2013
City of Craft - Christmas Show, Toronto, December 2012
Ms. Jaded, Transit Space, Toronto, November - December 2012
XPACE 3rd Annual Zine Fair, Toronto, November 2012
Canzine, Toronto, October 2012
FANZINES! Festival, Marguerite Duras Public Library, Paris, France, October 2012
Going Gaga with Dada, Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo, Australia, Aug-Sept 2012
Bloorcourt Arts & Crafts Fair, Toronto, 2012
Down the Rabbit Hole, Steam Whistle Gallery, Toronto, 2012
97th Annual OCAD U Graduate Exhibition, Toronto, 2012
OCAD U Retrospective Show, Toronto, 2012
OCAD U 11th Annual Art of the Figure Show, Toronto, 2012
Paint Rocks, OCAD U, Toronto, 2012
OCAD U 4th annual Zine Fair, Toronto, 2012
Ethereal Existence, The Gladstone, Toronto, 2012
Canzine, Toronto, 2011
Whodunit, Toronto, 2011
OCAD Retrospective Show, Toronto, 2011


Uppercase Magazine, illustrated packaging feature, issue 38, 2018
Demetres artist feature, 2018
Uppercase Magazine, risograph CMYK feature, issue 37, 2018
Risography Compendium book published by Monsa, 2017
Canadian Instagrammer of the Week, Huffinton Post - The Canadianist, 2016
Whim Online Magazine - Etsy Store Feature, 2013
Draw A Dot blog - illustration feature, 2013
4ormat Spotlight - 2013
Broken Pencil Magazine - issue 57, 2012
Pattern Observer blog - screen printed sticker feature, 2012
Context Magazine - illustration thesis spotlight, 2012
Swallow Food - 97th Annual OCAD University Graduate Exhibition, 2012
Piccsy, Toronto Creatives - 30 OCAD 2012 Graduates from Toronto You Should Know About, 2012
Cadmium Magazine, volume 3 number 3, 2012
Toronto Laser Services - artist profile, 2012
Broken Pencil Magazine online - canzine portrait, 2011
The Fashion Press - illustrator profile, 2011
A La Mode [adj: fusion of effects] - illustration feature, 2010


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