EBC Member Profile – Emma Steele

  1. What’s your name?
    Emma Steele
  2. Tell us about your business
    Graphic Design Services. I mainly design for print, producing promotional literature, signage, exhibition displays, Mailchimp templates and illustrations for businesses, telling a story through imagery and text. I also create company branding.
  3. How long have you been in your business?
    Emphasis Creative Design started in 2008. I started my graphic design career in 2002.
  4. One interesting fact about yourself?
    I love taking part in muddy obstacle course runs (if you call that interesting!)
  5. One thing you would change about the world?

    Choosing just one is pretty tricky, but people stealing from each other, whether online or in person really makes me feel sad!
  6. One thing you regret?

    I don’t really have a main regret, I just try to learn from mistakes.
  7. Favourite song of all time?

    Hmmm, I don’t think I have a particular favourite but favourite music era would be 90s.
  8. What makes you happiest?
    In work = receiving recommendations and being busy.
At home = when my children are happy.
  9. What’s the best thing about Exeter and Devon?

    Exeter is a really great city, surrounded by lovely countryside and plenty of coastal locations. 
There’s a bit of everything in Devon and some lovely people too!
  10. Why should a business use you for your services?
    I have many years experience and I absolutely love what I do. I provide a reliable, personal, professional service and you will speak directly to the designer at every stage of your project.
  11. What piece of advice do you wish you’d been given when you started your business?

    Believe in yourself
  12. Why are you a member of the Exeter Business Club?

    Working on your own can feel lonely at times and being part of the EBC makes me feel like I’m involved in the outside world. I have learnt a lot and made a lot of friends, it’s a fun start to every Friday morning. Being a member of EBC makes me feel like I’m part of a team, and the members have really helped to build my confidence. I have been a member of EBC for over 7 years now, I don’t know where I would be without it!