Hello, fellow human! Life hack: Always scroll down.
Okay, enough fancy letters. What do I really do?
ost of my childhood has been rooted around memories of getting things on paper – to be more specific, drawings of circular human heads with scrawny sticks for legs. Luckily, I added more human parts as I grew up. Illustration and design, in a way, is how I navigated my way through – hashtag it – life.
I am Mariel Empit: an illustrator, cartoonist, and graphic designer residing in Manila, Philippines. Currently, I am an art director at TBWA-SMP — an award-winning advertising agency. So far, I’ve been sinking my knees in a variety of creative projects, learning as I go.
My goal is to help people communicate their ideas visually and solve problems using design solutions. Ultimately: to try new things, make mistakes, and work with passionate people.

Ringing true to my childhood,
I work best with my hands. ☀
And a whole lotta yadda:

Brief 'about me' description not enough, huh? Well, there's a hearty heap of my story on my 'About page' — including my resume, how I got started in art, and why you should work with me. Head on the page by clicking the button right down here:

My work schedule is a continuous race between creating, creating, creating and actually reminding myself to update stuff online. I try my best, bro. Here's my portfolio (well, the best bits of it). See what I've done and what I'm up to so far:

y main website (this thing right here) serves as my official Portfolio site. Special shoutout to Bibliotheca.com for the paper texture on my header! The fonts I used, courtesy of the forever convenient Google Fonts, are 'Gentium Book Basic' and 'Walter Turncoat'. Built the site from the ground up with 5 hours of font-choosing, furrowed eye brows, and a year's worth of web-design knowledge. Although as much as I want this little space of the internet updated, I'm a lot more active on my social media platforms (hello, generation sterotypes). Find me here (don't be too shy to say 'hi'):
In a bit of a hurry?
Here's a quick download of my resume and portfolio,
or you could just shoot me a message via email, here!

Who?

ariel Empit is a graphic designer & Illustrator residing in Manila, Philippines. This little space on the internet houses her portfolio website. Her main goal is to help people visually translate ideas and use design as a means of solving problems.

About the website:

y main website (this thing right here) serves as my official Portfolio site. Special shoutout to Bibliotheca.com for the paper texture on my header! The fonts I used, courtesy of the forever convenient Google Fonts, are 'Gentium Book Basic' and 'Walter Turncoat'. Built the site from the ground up with 5 hours of font-choosing, furrowed eye brows, and a year's worth of web-design knowledge. Although as much as I want this little space of the internet updated, I'm a lot more active on my social media platforms (hello, generation stereotypes).

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