Emily HurtCreative Services Placemaker


Born in Casper, Wyoming and raised in Loveland, Colorado, Emily attended Colorado State University, where she worked as a resident assistant and admissions ambassador, spreading her Ram Pride. After graduating with a degree in Chemical & Biological Engineering, she decided to try new life paths, working as a ropes course guide in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, a zip line guide in rural Montana, a technical writer, and even briefly attending medical school.

After several years of professional experimentation, Emily decided it was time to invest in her artistic abilities and go back to school. Circumstance had lead her to Iowa, where she attends Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), majoring in graphic design. Dual internships with McClure’s marketing team and DMACC Marketing entrusted her with valuable on-the-job marketing skills, and she was added full-time to the Placemaking team in August 2018.

Emily’s passions include logo creation, development of marketing plans and brand standards, live illustrating/graphic recording, web design, and formatting beautiful documents in InDesign.


Bachelor of Science
Chemical & Biological Engineering
Colorado State University

Associates of Applied Science
Graphic Design
Des Moines Area Community College


Stanton, Iowa – logo creation
Imagine Iowa Great Lakes – graphic design support
Villisca, Iowa – web development for local restaurants

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