NO 1 An Introduction
Hello from Boulder, Colorado. My name is Andy Stone and I run a small design agency that focuses on branding and digital projects.
Over the last nine years, I've worked in print and digital design for startups and national brands. After five years of working in the agency world, the last few years has revolved around more digital-product design and development. I currently run Emerson Stone with my partner Jamie. If you’d like to chat about your next design project, please get in touch.
NO 2 Featured Work
My favorite work work over the last couple of years has focused on branding and digital design for consumer-facing products. Click on any project to read about the process or see more in the portfolio.
NO 3 Most Recent Article
Well-meaning friends and colleagues are all quick to warn freelancers about the roller-coaster life of working without a traditional salary, established benefits, or a 9–5 job. This fear of the peaks and valleys (more so of the valleys) has kept many of my friends in careers about which they’re …
NO 4 Current Interests
I love collecting interesting stories, works of art, and photographs from around the web and want to share my favorites on this site.
This is the World’s Best Cup of Coffee
Given that my day consists mostly around finding the next cup of coffee, the interview with Odd-Steinar Tøllefsen his especially close to home—even if he lives in Norway. After winning the barista world championships, maybe a visit to his shop is worth the flight?
How IDEO Designers Persuade Companies to Accept Change
IDEO is always an incredible source for inspiration on how to run a design shop and how to work effectively with clients. HBR's article on their process and how to get stakeholders to accept change is an awesome reference.
Studio 360 — Virtual Reality Narratives
The New Yorker has been running a number of articles on VR lately—maybe it's a sign that it's finally hit critical mass? After a century of two-dimensional narratives driven by our interaction with screens, maybe it's time for something new.