Well hey there. I'm Emily Chervony.

I'm a UX/UI Designer making data-driven works of art.

What do you get when you combine a background in Theater, Linguistics, German, and Arabic with 3 years of teaching experience, a Masters in Arts Management and a penchant for improv comedy?

Transferable Skills

Linguistics: How to sit down with a wide swath of data and look for patterns. In UX, this makes me a dogged researcher, determined to test solutions until the data bears them out.

Improv Comedy:
How to make your scene partner look good. Your job is to make everyone else look like absolute geniuses, and that's the key to great collaboration in any team.

How to adjust for your audience. One size does not fit all in teaching as in UX: Everyone thinks and learns differently, and will need different experiences.

Arts Management:
How to translate between differing stakeholders. I translate between those who "speak business" and those who "speak art", and in UX, I'm able to translate design concepts to clients effectively.

What I'm Up To

Training for the 2021 Chicago Marathon

Learning Portuguese

Doodling for the Brooklyn Sketchbook Library

Singing and writing songs

FaceTiming my niece and nephew

    Personality Breakdown


    The Enneagram is a system of nine personality types combining traditional wisdom with modern psychology

    My Type:


    Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, or a self-report inventory  based on Carl Jung's theory of personality types

    My Type:


    An online assessment of talent measuring nine powerful combinations called “Strength Roles"

    My Roles:
    Provider | Connector


    A personal development tool which analyzes one's “Top 5” strengths

    My Top 5 Strengths:
    Input | Communication Positivity | Woo Individualization

    Let's Chat!

    Let's chat about how we can create creative and useful user experiences, or anything UX/UI related, over a cup of coffee.