Emily Richwine, creative director, copy, at Britton Marketing & Design Group, is an Indiana native who spent time working in Los Angeles and New York state before coming home in 2011 to the Hoosier state she loves.
A former magazine editor, Emily got her start in journalism at the age of 9 when she penned her first letter to the editor. Fueled by a natural curiosity and love of writing (and a slight obsession with the television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman), she originally set out to become the next Lois Lane.
Emily studied communication at Purdue University (where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with honors—fancy!) and earned her chops working as a general assignment reporter for three Indiana newspapers. Her love of happy endings eventually led her away from news writing and into storytelling. She spent the next eight years at Minority Business Entrepreneur magazine, where she traveled across the country to tell the success stories of hundreds of business owners—an experience that taught her more about success and how you define it than anything else. (Turns out if you ask a lot of really successful people about success, they almost all agree it’s more about loving what you do and the people around you than anything else.)
She loves spending time at home with her husband, Paul (who, it should be noted, bears a slight resemblance to Clark Kent), and their two adorable children.
If you can’t find her there, she’s most likely on her yoga mat. Emily practices (almost) every day, and in 2015, she earned her 200-hour yoga teaching certification. She teaches at a local studio here in Fort Wayne. Yoga, she says, is where she gets some of her best creative ideas. Emily’s mantra? “Let the beauty we love be what we do.” —Rumi