Emma K. Morris is a Northern California-based Creative Director + Photographer
Emma's professional endeavors include music industry promotion, fine arts curating, nonprofit arts marketing, and most recently freelance photography + styling, creative direction, and brand consulting. She is known for her free-flowing creativity, contagious energy, artistic eye, and stellar communication skills.
Breaking into radio promotion as an on-air disc jockey at the age of 16 led to many opportunities in the music industry including a marketing position with Sony Music in NYC throughout college. After graduating from Michigan State University with a B.A. in Communications, Emma developed a passion for the nonprofit sector and left the music industry in order to direct and curate an alternative art space in East Lansing, Michigan's blossoming arts district. There, she successfully engaged both students and permanent residents with a dynamic variety of community programming.
From there she relocated to Orlando, Florida where she spent six years overseeing the communications department for the nation’s eighth largest Local Arts Agency. During her time at United Arts, she handled all aspects of marketing, PR, new media, and more. She focused on cultivating meaningful collaborations between arts organizations, businesses, and individual artists, and simultaneously earned her certificate in leadership training at Rollins College. During this time she was immersed and actively involved in local public art, advocacy, city government, arts education, and economic impact studies.
Emma transitioned into the food and wine realm working as Creative Director for Orlando's public market, East End Market. In the spring of 2012 she left the South for the West in order to explore the next chapter in her life. She spends her free moments cooking and photographing vegetarian delights (recipes can frequently be found on her lifestyle blog here), being a cat lady (neighborhood cats flock to her), and attempting to live up to her namesake, Emmylou Harris, by playing her mandolin.
Emma's work has been featured by dozens of publications and blogs including Forbes, The Feed Feed, Napa Sonoma Magazine, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Once Wed, Haute Living, The Napa Valley Register, Brides, and The Bluegrass Situation. She was a selected artist for the inaugural Tiny Atlas Quarterly curated art show in San Francisco. Her photographs have been featured in the feeds of Martha Stewart, Design Sponge, Food52, Williams Sonoma, Tillamook, Catbird, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Epicurious, Visit Napa Valley, Visit California, Hatchery, With The Locals, and many more.