Emily Burke


I'm currently an undergraduate student studying at Maryland Institute College of Art. I'm very interested in animals, both extant and extinct, and enjoy depicting them in my illustrations and sculptures.

• Proficient in sculpting, painting, and illustrating in both traditional and digital media (Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator).
• Background in various modeling softwares, 3D printing, CNC mills, and laser cutters.
• Knowledgeable in paleontology and zoology.
• Background in animatronics/robotics and metal working.
• Capable of working with others to produce pieces of art.
• Background in mold-making (rubber, plaster, and ceramic shell casting).

• Maryland Institute College of Art, Bachelor of Fine Art - Current GPA 3.8 Ceramics Major with a Studio Concentration in Illustration: expected May 2015
• Edgewood High School, High School Diploma, May 2011

Work Experience:
• I have created/am currently creating work for several companies, including Sticky Feet Reptiles, Black Jungle Terrarium Supply, JL-Exotics, and New England Herpetoculture. I have also done many other commissions, including murals, sculptures, paintings, illustrations, and convention displays designed to attract attention to vendors.
• I have been working in the President’s Office at Maryland Institute College of Art as a work study student since September of 2011.

• Deans List: 2011-Present
• 2013 Black Jungle Terrarium Supply’s T-Shirt design contest winner • Winner of the 2013 Art Market Competitive Scholarship
• MICA Competitive Scholarship recipient: 2011-Present
• Delegate and Senatorial Scholarship recipient: 2011-Present


  • Sculpture
  • Illustration