Emily Poole was born and raised in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. After receiving her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016, she returned west to put down roots in the mossy hills of Oregon. She can be found exploring tidepools and cliffsides, gathering inspiration and making artwork about our fellow species and how to be better neighbors with them.
A lifelong love for nature and animals as well as her upbringing in wild and remote spaces has guided Emily's work into the realm of conservation. Creating playful and accessible images that foster an emotional connection between the viewer and the subject matter, Emily seeks to engage viewers in learning about what’s going on in the natural world and what they can do to protect it.
Emily has shown work at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in multiple exhibits, from invitationals such as “Aesop’s Fables” to shows in partnership with Creature Conserve such as “Urban Wildlife: Learning to Co+Exist” and “Wildlife Trade And Conservation.” Emily’s natural history illustration work has appeared in periodicals such as High Country News and Poets & Writers Magazine, and she has published illustrations in four books including "BirdNote: Chirps, Quirks, and Stories of 100 Birds from the Popular Public Radio Show” and “Northwest Know-How: Trees.” She has led several workshops in partnership with conservation organizations on the topic of the intersection between art and science.