Meet Emma Sexton, our founder & Creative Director.
Emma has a MA in Design Management from the London College of Communication and has over 20 years of design experience, working with brands such as Barclays, Boots, Coca-Cola, Disney, L’Oréal and Unilever and is Creative in Residence on the King’s 20 Accelerator Program at King’s College, London.
A serial entrepreneur, connector and board level advisor on design strategy to brands and businesses. Emma is also a presenter on talkRADIO for The Badass Women’s Hour. Winner of the Kantar Inspiration Award, the Future 100 Award, voted Shiny Shiny's Top 50 Most Inspirational Women, published in Ian Wharton's book ‘Spark for the fire’ and The Challengers Almanac. Shortlisted for The Drum's Creative Woman of the Year 2016 and one of Creative Pool’s Top 100 Influencers of the year 2017.
“I want to prove that you can redesign ‘business as usual’ and make it better – not just for women, but for everyone. My business shows this is possible."
Emma combines her design thinking and psychology in an effort to challenge the status quo and inspire businesses to think differently about how they operate.
For example, Make Your Words Work™ operates with a curated network of over 50 of the best creative talent in the UK: consultants and freelancers, the majority of which have chosen life-work balance over stressful working conditions for a better way of living. Many are stay-at-home mums and dads who, although highly talented and experienced, cannot get back into the workplace because work doesn’t work around them. At Make Your Words Work™ they are rated and rewarded for their part in helping grow the agency and delivering great work for clients.