Emily Waters was raised in Baltimore surrounded by art and science. She became interested in photography at a very young age and would steal her mother's camera when she could.

She was always interested in fashion and color but never paired it with her art until she attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Her work shows a love of color and style and a graphicness often associated with illustration. Her work is very playful and bright but has been described as having a zen-like peacefulness. Emily Waters' work has been featured in Good Magazine and Los Angeles, I'm Yours.