While his training is rooted in theater, Emilio's experience runs the creative gamut.  He has served as vice president and creative director for Grace Costumes, a 40-year staple within the costume design industry catering to television, film, theater, ballet, and opera.  Prior to his recent 2012 TONY Award nomination for Best Costumes for his work on Broadway's, "The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess", and his 2012 Lucille Lortel Award win for "By the Way, meet Vera Stark", Emilio was recognized for his extensive collaborations with high profile dance companies such as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, and the New York City Ballet.  Additionally, he served as image consultant for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis. He has found widespread recognition while featured as a finalist on Project Runway Season 7.  Most recently he is working on "Motown: The Musical" opening on Broadway, Spring 2013

Above all, it is Emilio's dedication to color and command of design that assert his presence. Fearless and forward, both personally and professionally, his work not only enjoys the spotlight but demands it.  Emilio's designs remain honest with his vision and loyal to his skill where vibrancy meets authenticity.