Emma Rios is an illustrator, set designer and creative director known for her paper sculpting, illustrations and installations for fashion brands, publishers, editorial, advertising and the realms of food and drink. 


Emma works with the world’s foremost publications such as Tatler and The Wall Street Journal, cultural institutions such as the V&A and Historic Royal Palaces, fashion houses like Myla and Saloni and with pre-eminent retailers such as Liberty and Harrods. Rios is a long-term collaborator with acclaimed foodsmiths Bompas & Parr, providing a consistent visual identity for their projects over the years.


Emma’s 2D painted sets create illustrative, enchanted worlds. 

For an 18-page-spread for Tatler, Emma made paper and ink models of many of the jewellers of Bond Street, rings and pendants became chandeliers and light fixtures dangling within.

For Matches Fashion Emma made an entire forests filled with hand-crafted paper foxes, owls and wolves. 

Emma has designed, experiences, pop-ups and books. Emma works across many mediums including paper, painting and sculpture

Clients include:   Louis Vuitton, Liberty, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Diageo, Coca-Cola, Metropolis Music, Decca Records, Sony, Matches, Joseph, Floris, Saloni, Bompas & Parr, Myla, O2 Arena, Mercedes Benz, Marks & Spencer, Rightmove, The Hospital, Mothercare, Waitrose, Tesco, House of Fraser, Nokia, Heinz, Barclays, Visa, Gold, Intel, Nintendo, Partizan, Adidas, Proper Popcorn, Rosetta Stone, Ancestry UK, Department for Communities & Local Government, BBC, House of Marley, Aldi, Last Supper, Usborne Books,

Beefeater Gin, Molton Brown, Bonpoint, MacCallan Whisky and many more.

Victoria & Albert Museum, National Portrait Gallery, University College London, Historic Royal Palaces, Royal Botanical Gardens, Vital Arts, Museum of London, London Festival of Architecture, Cheltenham Trust, Leeds Castle. 

Editorials:  Haper's Bazaar, Tatler, The Observer, The Guardian, ES Magazine, Lula Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, More, Fabulous, Women's Health, Which Magazine, Pavilion, Red Magazine, Sarasota Magazine, Hello.