Emma DuFort (Grand Valley State University, BFA) lives in East Tennessee and currently works for Great Smoky Mountains Association as a freelance illustrator and designer. The park and its history and biodiversity are driving forces behind her work, as well as the complex interactions of people, animals, and the natural world. Though digital painting is her go-to medium for illustration, she also enjoys traditional mediums, as well as photography and design. She spends her free time hiking (in a strictly non-fitness related way), reading webcomics, and doing her cat's bidding.