Who Am I
I am Emma Lysyk, and I own and operate Em2a Studios – a Phoenix, Arizona-based Graphic Arts & Creation Studio and home of EmaCartoon.com: A Webcomic of Art & Life. Specializing in laser engraving and vinyl decals, I make a variety of miscellaneous geekery items and are available for commission and prototyping. I travel to comic conventions to sell my wares, promote the webcomic, and to share information about what I do and how to do it.
With over twelve years of solid experience in illustration, layout, design, web design, and new media, I am well versed in HTML, CSS, Adobe Suites, Macromedia Suites, CorelDraw, and both the Windows and Mac platforms. Flash and I know each other intimately, though I have less time to work in Flash than I’d like. I have also worked in online and offline marketing, which opened up the world of social media to me as well as the processes of branding, trending, lead generation, viral marketing, and SEO. My last corporate job was for a health & wellness nutritional supplement/weight loss company in the Marketing department doing the FDA regulated part of labels (Nutrition facts panels [food and dietary supplements], font sizes, layout, document control, etc. – the part that the rest of Marketing doesn’t want to deal with). I am also trained in common General Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and 21 CFR 110 & 111.
My interests are broad and encompass most of the majors available to a media arts student. Due to my never-ending desire to learn something new, I have not obtained a degree and the classes I take allow me to be well-versed in many of the available programs. My hobbies can be simplified to most subjects pertaining to the arts, computers, gardening, pets, nature, and coffee (particularly chai).
The webcomic: www.emacartoon.com
The Studio: www.em2astudios.com
The Etsy page: ChaiMonsterLabs.com