In December 2011, Stephania was building experience working within the events and third sector when she learned of a small charity working on the frontline in Mumbai, India. Calling on her recent experience working freelance & full time in the events & third sector, Stephania set the wheels in motion that would enable her to help. Hosting a fundraiser, she pooled resources & flew out to volunteer.
Changed by her experience on her return, Stephania decided then to commit to using her skills to support those working on the front lines of humanitarian aid around the world. By 2012, she had begun to manifest the platform to do just that hosting emerging talents: Suli Breaks, Tinyman & Iceberg Slimm.
By 2015, Emerald Live had evolved once more, with a fresh new look and dedicated team. Introducing conceptual events ‘So Soulful’ & ‘Power of the Tongue & going on to host events in some of the capital’s most iconic venues including Jazz Cafe and Nottinghill Arts Club.
Stephania kept her promise to her cause partnering with small charities throughout the journey of Emerald Live to provide opportunities for creatives and young people. Spreading awareness of causes that we as a community can support and raise funds for through donations and ticket sales.
Emerald Live’s team reflects the nature of the business. The core team is a group of like-minded women who have a passion for the arts and understand its importance in nurturing and empowering our community.
Stephania, founder of the company, oversees all elements of the business and art direction. Mia, a natural poet, graduated in Graphic and Media Design at the University of the Arts. As Creative Director for Emerald Live, she uses her keen eye to develop original design concepts whether she’s working on album artwork or campaign briefs. Akua, Marketing & Communications associate for Emerald Live has experience across the creative industries having worked in music journalism on the back of her PR degree before going on to work in casting. Eliza who consults on marketing is currently working on the social media team for Manning Gottlieb OMD.
Design and Creative Direction
Brand Comms and Strategy