Emma Blake Morsi

Editor-In-Chief

Level
Senior
Location
Bristol, United Kingdom
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About me

Featured by the BBC, Emma Blake Morsi is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Nocturnal, an interactive magazine using the Arts to creatively address social and cultural issues. The biannual publication is a collection of digital stories as an authentic voice for young Creatives to showcase their obsessions and creatively express themselves through the Arts. Juggling her undergraduate studies at University of Manchester, Emma has returned from a year in Germany as the Global Sportstyle Creative Direction intern for PUMA following her nomination as The 2018 Tab Futures 100 Influential Women @ UK Universities. She was the Lifestyle Assistant Editor for gal-dem, and now writes in a freelance capacity. She was awarded 2017 UK Apprentice Of The Year for her work with Bristol's first womxn record label, Saffron Records as well as taking on invaluable opportunities within Rising Arts Agency. Particularly interested in everything, Emma loves to take on new endeavours and most recently published Nocturnal Issue V: Bodies. By being part of Young Arnolfini Emma has worked with international artists and co-lead creative workshops for Arts Council England. She was part of the Situations and Rising Arts Agency collaboration as a Situations Rising digital storyteller for the Theaster Gates: Sanctum project, working with illustrations, photography and live digital reporting. She has been awarded Rife Magazine's 2015 24 Influential Bristolians Under 24 title as well as nominated for Babbasa's EMPOWERED 2016 Award for her Nocturnal work. For the second year in the row she covered No Boundaries 2015 as Watershed's Young Reporter. She was part of the Creative Talent Lab in Bristol and has since written for Watershed in a freelance capacity. Emma had gone on to take part in the shortlisting of the Playable City 2014 Award as well as a speaker for the Making the City Playable 2014 conference. Other roles have seen her styling and photographing for leading independent Bristol-based brands That Thing (Shop Dutty Ltd), Seven 7 and Fawohodie, and co-curating the phenomenal National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition at M Shed.

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Skills

  • Editor
  • Design
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Reporter
  • Speaker
  • Styling
  • Photography
  • Production
  • Event Organisation
  • Final Cut Pro

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • University Of The Arts London

    University Of The Arts London

    • Design
  • REMIX Summits

    REMIX Summits

    • Events
  • gal-dem magazine

    gal-dem magazine

    • Media Production
  • Puma

    Puma

    • Fashion and Textiles

Work history

2019

Global Creative Direction & Design Intern

Puma

Jan 2019 - Jun 2019
  • Nuremberg, Germany
  • Full Time
  • - Support the team of Creative Directors in the execution of the global Creative Direction - Support the Head of Colour and Material in managing and distributing the seasonal colour card - Contribute to the quality of products’ design content in order to reinforce and strengthen the brand position and generate consumer demand - Under the guidance of Creative Directors, collect market intelligence, providing all involved with accurate and up-to-date information on design trends and developments and utilise them effectively - Support X-Category initiatives in co-ordinating alignment and transparency - Support the launch of seasonal Creative Direction and trend updates - Support Creative Direction/Design Team in the creation and maintenance of design input - Contribute to adequate protection of PUMA’s intellectual property - Support the delivery of projects in line with PUMA’s design calendar

2019

Europe Content Management Intern

Puma

Jul 2018 - Jan 2019
  • Nuremberg, Germany
  • Full Time
  • - Creating online content and banners for eu.puma.com  - Testing new website content from Global eCom - Product launches (reviewing content, banners, and various launch elements with Marketing and Retail teams) - Translation implementation across all European sites - Product merchandising and sorting across sites and categories - Customer service issue solving with Operations - Internal search enhancements to improve user experience (UX)

2019

Lifestyle Assistant Editor

gal-dem magazine

Nov 2017 - Mar 2019
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Emma Blake Morsi is the former Lifestyle Assistant Editor at gal-dem. This role consists of coordinating the official Fashion Week coverage for the magazine, which also saw gal-dem collaborate with British Fashion Council to showcase Clio Peppiatt’s AW18 collection, as well as reporting and photographing for various shows, including Ashley Williams, Roberta Einer and Nicopanda. Check out more of her writing via http://www.emmablakemorsi.co.uk/projects/writing and gal-dem's Fashion Week coverage http://www.gal-dem.com/?s=%23lfw.

2018

Brand Consultant

Saffron Records

Sep 2016 - Jul 2018
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • http://saffronrecords.co.uk

2016

Digital Marketing Strategist

Saffron Records

Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • http://saffronrecords.co.uk - Design and marketing strategies for record label and artists (developing brand and artist image through research and delivering marketing strategies) - Copywriting and social media (devising and scheduling social media content across all accounts, incl. writing, photography and videography) - Website development (execute regular website maintenance for best CRM interfaces) - Social media management - Social justice commentary (co-leading inclusive workshops for young artists and International Women’s Day; travelling to Palestine alongside Amos Trust as music partners for Bet Lahem Live festival working with local refugees and grassroots organisation’s whilst raising money for the Amos Trust charity) - Events co-organisation - Label representative - Music artist and artwork designer liaison - Workshop co-organisation

2015

Digital Content Manager

Rising Arts Agency

Jun 2015 - Dec 2015
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Digital Storyteller and co-managing content artists who were reporting on the Situations (http://situations.org.uk) and Rising Arts Agency (http://rising.org.uk) collaboration for Theaster Gate's #SanctumBristol project https://sanctumbristol.com

2017

Creative Director

Nocturnal

Mar 2014 - Jan 2017
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Latest Issue: http://nctrnl.co.uk/issues/issue-v Featured by the BBC, Emma Blake Morsi is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Nocturnal, a youth-led interactive magazine using the Arts to creatively address social and cultural issues. The biannual publication is a collection of digital stories as an authentic voice for young Creatives to showcase their obsessions and creatively express themselves through the Arts. For her entrepreneurial work with Nocturnal Emma has since been recognised as Rife Magazine’s Top 24 Influential Bristolians Under 24 and Arts Award Voice: Can art change the world winner and nominated for Babbasa's EMPOWERED Award. - Publisher (executive decisions on final designs, content and distribution methods) - Photographer and stylist (devise and deliver editorial stories and lookbook campaigns as lead Creative Director) - Photography and videography editor (use of Photoshop, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro X and more to edit photography and videography) - Brand comms., Marketing and Promotion (developing marketing strategies; copywriting; infographics; social media content and schedules using HootSuite, Facebook for Business, Twitter for Business and Instagram for Business; collecting and interpreting website and social media analytics)

2014

Business Development Associate

Rife Magazine

Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 'Creative Talent Lab' – intensive residency building the frameworks for what is now Rife Magazine https://rifemagazine.co.uk. More Creative Talent Lab info: http://www.watershed.co.uk/bristolyouthlinks/bylprojects/bristol-talent-lab

2015

Feb 2014 - Sep 2015
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Covered Arts Council England's No Boundaries conference at Watershed in 2014 and 2015 Shortlister for the Playable City Award 2014 and guest speaker at the Making The City Playable conference 2014

Education

Currently

BSc in Business Management Fashion Design

University of Manchester

Sep 2016
  • Manchester, United Kingdom