This all started with a simple question: where do emoji come from? And from there, it quickly became something more — a quest to create a new emoji. Join me on my journey into the heart of the emoji industrial complex. 

1️⃣ Will You Be My Emoji? 💍

Where do emoji come from? A question leads to a quest.

2️⃣ The Gatekeepers 👥

What drives someone to create an emoji, and who are the gatekeepers that they have to face?

3️⃣ Emoji Incarnate 🖌

How emoji are designed and the decisions behind them. And, what happens when they reach the real world?

4️⃣ Pandora's Box 🎁

Emoji put a once obscure group of nerds into the spotlight. How have emoji changed their stodgy organization?