Emanuel Smedbøl is a photographer and graphic designer in beautiful, salt-scented Vancouver, BC

Creating clean and compelling work for incredible companies

Whether he's out taking photos on a desolate alpine ridge or hunkering down at his desk sketching layout options, Emanuel is an inspired and visual thinker. From strategy to ideation to meticulous and steadfast follow-through, he's worked with organizations big and small to help launch products, build brand awareness, and solve creative problems. He is available worldwide for freelance or contract work.

In 2016 he co-founded the adventure website Field & Forest, where he shares photos and stories from his travels around BC and beyond, sometimes partnering with local DMOs to create commercial assets and targeted digital marketing.

Born in a log cabin deep in the snowdrifts of rural British Columbia, Emanuel grew up exploring dark fragrant forests and splashing around in cold mountain lakes. He moved to the coast for school, earning a BA in anthropology from the University of Victoria and studying communication design & project management at BCIT and the Emily Carr University of Art & Design. He loves his quiet little life in the big blinking rain-soaked city, but wilder and craggier places will always feel like home.

Skills & Services

Commercial & editorial photography / Print & digital design / Production / Social media & marketing assets / Website theming / Brand & identity / Layout & publication design / Photo-editing & Archiving / Illustration / Hiking & camping buddy

Select clients

Destination BC / Subaru USA / Gourmet Traveller Magazine / Kootenay Rockies Tourism / Canon / Explore Canada / Ontario Parks / Destination Victoria / Ford Canada / Hermès / Coleman / Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association

Press / Features

The Outsiders: New Outdoor Creativity by Gestalten Books / Design Sponge / Cottage Life Magazine / Mr Porter / IGNANT Instafaves #33 & #66 / Huffington Post Canada / Hootsuite / 500px ISO Blog / Urban Outfitters / Vancouver is Awesome