Hi, I’m Mark Bramhill. I’m an independent radio and film producer based in Houston, TX. I produce the critically acclaimed podcast Welcome to Macintosh, a show about Apple, its history, and the community around it. My work has aired on local NPR stations across the country, including KCRW, WCAI, and NHPR. I’ve interned with NPR’s Planet Money and I’m an alum of the Transom Story Workshop. I’m currently a student at Rice University. You can find me on Twitter, or you can send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!
“Has a pleasant voice!” — iTunes reviewer
Tech analysts estimate that over six billion emojis are sent each day. Emojis, which started off as a collection of low-resolution pixelated images from Japan, have become a well-established and graphically sophisticated part of everyday global communication.
But who decides what emojis are available to users, and who makes the actual designs? Independent radio and film producer Mark Bramhill took it upon himself to find out and, in the process, ended up developing and pitching his own idea for a new emoji.
Condensed version of a four-part mini-series on emoji I did for my podcast, Welcome to Macintosh. The piece helped break 99% Invisible’s typical style to experiment with new forms, and allowing more personality into the show.
A portrait of Playhouse 1960, a community theatre in Houston, TX, as they prepare to put on Noël Coward’s play Blithe Spirit. Made with Clara Tian.
The story of a farmer, a man in a pickle, a German opera producer, 100 ewes, and a production that took the New York art world by storm. Produced with Jon Earle. Winner of the 2016 UnFictional Award for KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race.
The story of how a YouTube video made Steve Jobs dance.
Walking down Main Street in Hyannis, MA, Joe talks about his biggest regrets.
Sarah Outen is on an adventure: doing a lap of the world powered only by her own muscles. She travels by bike, kayak, and row boat. Her trip has brought her the best — and worst — moments of her life. And now, four years after starting her journey, Sarah is preparing for the final leg: rowing home from Cape Cod to London.