Our Story

Laughing is our policy here at Emmerse Studios, especially when creating new designs. If it makes us giggle in the process, it's a winner! There's an energy of magic you feel when you get your design right for its commercial purpose, it's instinctive. That's what we aim for when we design and yes, we believe in magic!

Emmerse Studios was founded in November 2016 by Emma May, designer and illustrator of the award-winning family card game Quirk! having distributed 12,000 games worldwide, stocking in Waterstones and Toy Masters and successfully licensing the game to Gibsons in 2019. Launching the ultimate game of Quirk! with them in 2020.

During Emma's journey, she has given talks at Universities on the customer journey and product development cycle, at Winchester School of Art, Bournemouth and Poole College, Portsmouth University and on stage at Toy Fair 2020 student seminar hosted by BTHA. She has also been nominated and received recognition in Toy News 30 under 30 for 2 years running 2019/2020 and Mojo Nations 100 most influential people in the toys and games industry 2019.

Emma has a degree in BSc (Hons) 3D Modelling and Animation from Bournemouth University and is proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite and 3DS Max. She has built products in the technology industry as well as for herself, leading projects she works on to success in the design phase and commercially.

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