Emma trained at Nottingham Trent, and has worked as a set and costume designer for productions throughout the UK since graduating in 2001.
For Bristol Old Vic, Emma has worked as costume co-designer for The Crucible; designer for Pink Mist, Short Fuses, Brave, Two; costume designer for Dido & Aeneas (Bristol Proms); revival designer for Swallows and Amazons; costume supervisor for Sleeping Beauty and World Cup Final 1966. Other costume work includes: The Little Mermaid, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Life and Times of Fanny Hill.
Other designs include: Macbeth (RNT Education); Star of Wonder (Theatre in the Quarter); Engineers Blue (Brassworks Theatre); A Laughing Matter (Alma Tavern); His Dark Materials, Mr Benn, The Best Christmas Present, Great Expectations, Cymbeline, Davy Jones Locker, Dickens and the Great Operatic Disaster, Jane Eyre, Lord of the Flies, Sweeney Todd, Twelfth Night, The Voyage of Lost Dreams (Nuffield Theatre); Sprout, Walking Out, Chaser (Proteus Theatre); Seize the Day (Hijinx Theatre); Cold Comfort Farm (Nottingham Playhouse); Not Now Bernard, The Railway Children, The Drawer Boy (New Perspective Theatre Co); Bollywood Baraat (Art Asia/City Eye Films).
Emma has also worked in film and television, and has guest lectured and lead workshops in set design and costume for the stage.