Meet the Team: Emily Ristow

Meet Emily: our amazing Midwest transplant,
now East Bay bae with a passion for art, design and weekend runs! Get to know Emily!


We hear you’re a Midwest transplant? How has moving to the Bay Area
treated you?

The move to the Bay Area has been great! I grew up in Wisconsin and I think I acclimated to California winters pretty quickly. 

What's a favorite moment you've had since working at Ingrid & Isabel?

The best moments working at Ingrid & Isabel have been learning about the different journeys women have through pregnancy and motherhood and the challenge of designing for them. 

What's your process when you're working on a project?

I work best in a flow state, which usually means headphones in and staring at my computer screen.


My role on the design team is fairly diverse; from sketching new styles, working on graphics and print, and project managing packaging development.

Let’s do an ice breaker! If you could tour with any band, which band would you choose?

Daft Punk, but only if I get to wear one of the helmets.

What are some things as a Design and Development Associate that you think about every day?

Because I’m involved in multiple aspects of the development process, I think a lot about the way our design and development teams operate and how we can work more efficiently and build better products for mom.

Besides design, what are something things you’re passionate about?

I’ve been an athlete my entire life, which might be more of an endorphin addiction than a passion at this point. I get out for a run as often as I can and still find myself on a soccer field occasionally. I’m also interested in psychology (I was definitely the only psych/fashion design major at my university) and I read a lot about behavioral science.

What’s a trend you wish never became popular in the first place.

The Balenciaga Crocs and this trend of ironic fashion…you can say it’s a statement about the fashion system, but at the end of the day you’re still just selling an overpriced chunk of foam.

There are now 25 hours in a day! How do you spend your extra hour?

Actually getting everything done I planned for the first 24.

Where can we catch you on the weekends?

Out for a run or a hike, exploring my neighborhood in Oakland, curled up with a book.




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