Talking with Pictures
Designing stickers requires an awareness of visual communication, character design, and linguistic trends. Learn about the process Google uses to create stickers, the tiny illustrations that convey a distinct moment of feeling in digital messaging apps.
Emily Meinhardt is an art director on the Expression team at Google where she leads the creation of stickers, GIFs, emojis, avatars, and 3D artwork to empower personal expression in digital communication. Her work blends analytical and editorial perspectives to create compelling imagery at scale for global audiences.
Before joining Google in 2014, Emily spent 4 years in the world of branding and marketing, first at Loud Dog, a design agency and then leading product launches at Adobe for Photoshop and Lightroom. Emily studied at Claremont McKenna College, graduating with a BA in government and art history and is a member of the Board of Trustees.