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Emily Oberman

Partner

Pentagram

NEW YORK, USA // Emily Oberman is a multidisiplinary designer whose work encompasses brand identity, motion graphics, publications, packaging, advertising, and websites. A native of Yonkers, New York, Emily studied design and filmaking at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City. After
graduation she joined the legendary design studio M&Co., working with Tibor Kalman to create work for Knoll, Weiden & Kennedy, (the much missed) Restaurant Florent, and Talking Heads, for whom they made the award winning music video for "(Nothing But) Flowers."

Before joining Pentagram, Emily cofounded the design studio Number Seventeen, in 1993 which was open for (coincidentally, perhaps) seventeen years. Emily's work is unique in that it blurs the line between promotion and design - often using language and humor to make an emotional connection with its audience. Her clients have included Benetton and NBC Universal (designing brand identities for "30 Rock," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," and "Saturday Night Live," for whom she has done the title sequence for 19 years.