Maria Emmighausen

Maria Emmighausen
Title: Associate Creative Director
Education: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Parsons School of Design
Location: Burlington, Vermont
Expertise: Art direction, photography, direction, graphic design

Maria Emmighausen is the Associate Creative Director at EatingWell. She’s been with the brand since 2014, and was the Art Director and later the Photo Director of EatingWell’s print magazine. Before EatingWell, she was an Assistant Art Director in the home division at Garnet Hill, a catalog company.

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 IACP Nomination for Best Food Styling in an Editorial Food Photograph
  • 2017 ASME finalist for Most Delicious Cover Contestant
  • 2016 Honorable Mention from the Society of Publication Designers


From 2004 until 2013, Maria lived in New York City, where she worked in a variety of marketing and production related roles, the longest post being a producer of ethnographic video research at Ogilvy & Mather, an advertising agency. She also worked as a Marketing Director at 1100 Architect, a mid-sized architecture firm, catering to artist and celebrity clients, and as a Project Manager of Task Forces & Initiatives at AIGA, the Professional Association for Design (national headquarters), where she developed a deep interest in graphic design and communication arts. While working at Ogilvy & Mather, Maria completed a certificate in Graphic and Digital Design at Parsons School of Design. She also holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Thought and Political Economy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Bachelor of Social Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Certificate in Graphic and Digital Design, Parsons School of Design

About EatingWell

EatingWell, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, has been publishing award-winning journalism about food, nutrition and sustainability since 1990. Our mission is to share flavor-packed recipes from around the world, celebrating fresh ingredients and the farmers, artisans and chefs who bring them to our table. Through science-backed nutrition advice and smart stories about sustainability, we help readers live their best lives. Learn more about us and our editorial process.