Occhi was born in the early 2000’s! Under the creative stewardship of Tiffany Unscripted, it started as a hybrid digital magazine, releasing new features and sections with a focus on creative people. Although located in New York, Occhi Magazine reporters were based in Arizona, California, Canada, Illinois, and Ohio. The team currently includes writers in Toronto, Minnesota, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, and London.
Further to the success of the magazine, and behind the scenes assistance to artists, publicists and creative businesses, Occhi Arts and Entertainment was established to provide a more tailored service. Capitalizing on the professional background of our growing team members, we provide professional advice and strategic support in the areas of business development, marketing, and public relations, with a particular focus on creative businesses.
David Emmanuel Noel FRSA MCIPR
David is a dedicated and consummate professional with work experience in the private, public and third sectors, working for companies such as the RIBA, English Heritage, Friends of the Earth, the NSPCC, and Stroke Association, providing skills in marketing, fundraising, web design, and content management.
An RSA Fellow, and an Accredited Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, he has managed a variety of business to business initiatives, public events, and professional training initiatives for and on behalf of UK Government departments, multinational companies, and institutes including the UKTI, UK Sport, NHS England, the Institute of Education and Responsible Finance (formerly the Community Development Finance Association). This is combined with over 20 years as a practicing artist, working with the New York Mayor’s Office, several London boroughs, and charities on community development and regeneration initiatives.
Mark Vodery is the Managing Editor of Occhi Magazine. A member of the National Association of Black Journalists, he studied Mass Communications at West Chester University. As an experienced session vocalist, he has toured the world and had several original works featured in film and television. Mark has been involved with several New York City projects including Feel the Music! and Make Music New York. An avid music lover, he takes pride in his extensive vinyl collection and spends his free time helping to facilitate service projects that benefit at-risk youth, through artistic philanthropy. Mark is based in New York and resides in New Jersey with his lovely wife and two daughters.