Meet Michael: our new art buyer

We’d like you to meet Michael, our new Art Buyer who started with us at the beginning of December. Michael, who has a wealth of experience from his time at the RSPB’s head office as well as his own photography expertise, joined our busy Creative Content team to help us continue to source beautiful photos, artwork and media for [...]

Joint 25th birthday celebrations with Beehive Illustration & emc design [INTERVIEW]

This time last year we turned 25 years old and have had a year-long celebration of this milestone. Throughout the year we've published special interviews with long-standing members of staff John, Mike and Gavin. We've written a host of 25 themed posts like 25 years of education, 25 influential designers and 25 keyboard short-cuts. We've eaten a lot of [...]

Meet Dan our newest Junior Designer

Dan has been at emc design since the beginning October and has joined us as part of our Graduate Design Scheme. It's now been a few weeks into the job so we thought it was about time we got to know him a bit better... How are you finding emc so far? At first, pretty [...]

What’s it like doing work experience at emc design? [INTERVIEW]

Tom working on some new graphics For the last two weeks we have had the pleasure of having Tom in the studio for his year 10 design work experience. Tom is 15 years old and has an interest in graphic design and we first met him last summer when we did a careers [...]

Want to be a designer at our design agency? [INTERVIEW]

Gavin Coleman, Design Manager at emc design Do you want to be a designer at our design agency? Gavin Coleman joined us as a junior designer 11 years ago and has progressed within the company to become a Design Manager. Gavin has fully deserved his success through his hard work, creative ability and commitment [...]

The importance of branding your CV and portfolio

http://gty.im/639547151 The importance of branding your CV and portfolio with graduate design show season upon us can't be underestimated. With thousands of newly qualified graphic designers leaving education are you doing everything you can to make sure you will stand out from the hundreds of other job applicants? Your CV and portfolio are your [...]

Celebrating 25 years of design [Interview with Production Manager John]

 In the latest of our special 25-year anniversary blog posts, we interview John, our Production Manager. John joined emc back in 1998 as Mike’s first full-time employee and is still with us today. 1.  When you first joined emc, InDesign didn’t exist! In this time what have been some of the biggest changes you’ve seen in the tools of [...]

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 [...]

Putting the image first in ELT material development – interview with author Ceri Jones

During this year's IATEFL conference one of the big themes that stood out for us was the prominence image and video were given, as part of the teaching process but also the creation of ELT materials – finally we say! Where once the image on the page was more of an after-thought, briefed once the main [...]