Emily Motley
Emily Motley
VP, Senior Creative Director

I put purpose into practice by…

finding a remedy to sameness.

Expertise: Conceptual Development, Strategic Messaging, Design Direction, Leadership Direction, Leadership Communications, Self-deprecating Humor

It’s Emily’s job to map the creative vision and expression that will help inspire and move audiences to action. She is the Peggy Olsen of AJ (minus the secret baby). She started as an office coordinator and worked her way up from writing copy to pitching ideas to clients, and eventually settling in as a full-fledged Creative Director.

When she’s not on the clock, you can find Emily at one of Chicago’s many live music establishments, where she’s doing research to have new tunes to recommend for the next video, event or experience she’ll be crafting. Also, let it be known that Emily was once complimented on her taste in music by Kevin Bacon.

When asked why she loves working at AJ, Emily said, “I get to collaborate with people I genuinely like and do great work at the same time. I know better than to kick a gift horse in the mouth.”

Education: Bachelor of Arts from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Journalism and Mass Communications, History)

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