She can transform a refrigerator box into a marble castle with a line down the block. An aesthete of the highest order, she employs not only her charmed seven-dimensional perception of human environments and talismans, but her carefully gathered orbit of collaborators as well, to create spaces, places and objects beyond compare. I pity the fool who doesn't get to work with her."
Emily Baker is a freelance creative director who designs, makes, and styles. A plant whisperer and a psychic rock witch. Hands dirty and gently harnessing controlled chaos.
She shapeshifts within the art department as production designer, prop stylist, set dresser and shopper for advertising, editorial, fashion and commercials in print, film, and new media. She moonlights as a solo jewelry designer under the moniker Sword+Fern, and has designed and handmade collections for Free People, Anthropologie, and Alternative Apparel.
Her love of creating started wild, growing up near the Puget Sound in the majestic Pacific Northwest. Past professional highlights include roadside paleontologist, driftwood fort builder, huckleberry harvester, trainhopping, pinhole camera making, medicinal plant hunting, full moon ceremonies, and emceeing a weekly punk poetry slam night. She schlepped her silver oyster shell 1964 Ludwig drum kit all over the west coast playing in bands of many genres--from feminist folk to shoegaze to metal to new age pop. After owning 3 of her own small businesses, she knew her favorite hours were spent meticulously figuring out how to make things look oddly natural-the bunch of dogwood branches deep in the background, the crystallization in the carrara marble up front and center, or the copper-ringed ballpoint pen from 1944 for the villain's office desk. In 2014, she figured it was time to leap into a more collaborative path, believing that the best work comes from being in "the togetherness".
Clients: NBCUniversal, L'Oreal, LG Electronics, Lonny magazine, Chapstick, Cover Girl, TJ Maxx, Kinfolk magazine, Chambord, Calvin Klein Home, Seedling, Smashbox, ESalon, Google, Mophie, Belkin, Kohler, ATT, Toyota, Facebook, Hard Rock Cafe, Tidal magazine, Chambord, ESalon, Skittles, Viacom, The Naked Grape, WildFang, Cup of Jo, Hollywood Reporter, Udi's Gluten Free, Alternative Apparel, Levi's, L'Oreal, E! Entertainment, Frye Boots, Anthropologie, Free People, Peruvian Connection, Janeane Garofalo, Women's World Champion Longboard Surfer Kassia Meador, Kimora Lee Simmons, Leisha Hailey, The Lumineers, California Avocado Commission. As seen on Grimm, Leverage, YACHT’s 'Psychic City'
Photographers, Directors + Stylists: We Are The Rhoads, Lindsey Byrnes, Kat Borchart, Pia Ulin, Nicki Sebastian, Laura Ochoa, Andrew Trosmans, Jack Flanagan, Natasha Lee, Leslie Lessin, Paola Kudacki, Jeff Luker, Dabito, Justina Blakeney, Anja Verdugo, Zoe Lister-Jones, Rachael Holder, Jardine Hammond, Julia Stotz.
Listed: "The Ultimate list of Sustainable Jewelry Designers, 2012" Based in Los Angeles.