Top 50 Event Designers 2019: Emily Clarke
The Dallas-based Clarke on sparking joy at an event.
Photo: John CainKnown for her detail-driven execution, Clarke heads up the eponymous Dallas-based event planning and design firm Emily Clarke Events (@emilyclarkeevents), which she founded in 2009. Her clients range from brides to nonprofits like Teach For America to industry stalwarts such as the Knot Gala. Clarke says she draws inspiration from an array of sources, from the pink of flamingos to classical paintings and everything in between.