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Why design matters: Collaborating with your designers

We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary with a special BookMachine birthday party on Wednesday 10th February, at The Square Pig & Pen, Central London. With the event just around the corner, we thought we would give you a few pointers to get you thinking "Why Design Matters" which was originally posted on BookMachine's blog last week. For many, design can be [...]

25 Quick Keyboard Shortcuts

As an ever busy design studio it is vital that we work in the most efficient way possible to meet our deadlines. Whether it be starting out on a new job in the sample design stage, text formatting and typesetting a manuscript, styling realia or getting the finished article ready for press, we always ensure [...]

An afternoon with Hugh Dellar from Lexical Labs

Author and materials writer, Hugh Dellar, visited all of us here at emc this week to give us an ELT workshop. The idea of the workshop was for emc folk to gain more of an insight into the materials that we work on and to help us understand more about how they are used in the classroom [...]

Top tips for creating the perfect portfolio

With the new year well and truly welcomed in, we are already starting to look for more people to join our team. Recruiting is one of our biggest challenges and finding the right person can be hard, as is finding the right job if you're a designer. So one of the best ways you can stand [...]

Interested in joining our team? Come to our open day…

With lots of exciting plans and projects booked in this year we are looking to grow our team of designers, production editors and art buyers. Recruiting is one of our biggest challenges; finding the right people, with the right skills and the right attitude is difficult. We can't always tell from just looking at your [...]

You’re invited to our 25th birthday party

We're celebrating our 25th with a special BookMachine birthday party on Wednesday 10th February, at The Square Pig & Pen, Central London. For this special birthday edition, we’re asking "Why Design Matters: Collaborating with your design team" and have invited three speakers to help look at the role of design within the publishing industry. Our speakers include: David Pearson [...]

New Ways of Working for New Ways of Learning: MaWSIG's 2016 conference

We're looking forward to all the exciting events coming up in the New Year including IATEFL's Materials Writing Special Interest Group's (MaWSIG) 2016 Conference: New Ways of Working for New Ways of Learning, sponsored by Macmillan Education. Sophie from emc design, who is also on the MaWSIG events committee talks us through what we can expect. "The [...]

Tis the season to be jolly…

As part of our 25th Birthday we will be doing a series of '25' themed blog posts over the next year. To kick off we have a selection of 25 photos from our Christmas party at Corner5, Box End last week. This year we decided to do a last minute Secret Santa for the first [...]

Meet Katie: our newest designer

Meet Katie our newest designer, who joined us back in October after graduating from Uni.  How are you finding emc so far? I’m really enjoying ‘job life’ and just being in a routine again. I feel like I fit in here at EMC design... “We’re all mad here” - Alice in Wonderland. I’ve learnt so much [...]

Our 2015 Christmas card is here!

Our 2015 Christmas Card is finally here! This year we went through several ideas and designs but we managed to finalise it down to three, just in time for printing. Yippee! The theme this year was based on winter scenes from our local surroundings with each card featuring a different photo of the beautiful countryside we work in, taken by our very [...]