joined Oyster Partners
as a project manager in 2001.
She quickly became a popular and key member of the successful Orange account
team working across Europe controlling the project management across the
entire account. Emma developed a penchant for immensely complex colour-coded
project plans which seemed to give her high levels of joy.
Much of her work involved trying to push the boundaries of interface design
to look at new models of interaction. This work focused on investigating
and prototyping the future use of handheld devices such as Personal Digital
Assistants (PDAs) and mobile phones.
Throughout the years she spent at Oyster, Emma developed many lasting
friendships becoming a mentor to many and after-work drinking buddy to
more. Full of energy and smiles, many commented on how her infectious
enthusiasm rubbed off on the entire team.
Whilst at Oyster, Emma lived the full dot com boom and crash during the
early part of the turn of the century. Like many, she joined at a time
when at least 4-6 people joined every week over a 6-8 month period before
eventually falling victim to the inevitable multiple waves of redundancy
and restructuring which decimated the company throughout the following