emc Tutorials #2 Quick and easy torn paper edges

Adam's tutorial this week will teach us to make nice looking torn paper edges using illustrator symbols. Have a go following the steps below and let us know how you get on. Step one Open up illustrator and make sure your symbols window is active:                       [...]

emc Tutorials #1 creating easy low geometric icons

Every week Adam, one of our Senior Designers, is going to search the web for tips, tricks and tutorials to share with the studio and here, on our blog. The first one comes from Shutterstock and is nice little guide for drawing low poly icons from a photo/illustration. They are a bit of a design trend [...]

Design using restricted colour palettes: Why? Part 2

Collins duotone colourizer app In Part one, we looked at the historical necessity of using two colours and how we used to go about achieving this. Of course, all of these techniques can still be used, but most people work in CMYK or RGB nowadays. The agency Collins who re-branded Spotify, because of [...]

Kristina takes a look at Photoshop's new Artboard feature

Here at emc, we are all full Creative Cloud subscribers which means we get constant access to the latest updates from Adobe. Some of these updates pass us by and often are just little bug fixes. However, the most recent update to Photoshop (CC 2015) is pretty immense – we wonder how long they’ve had [...]

A Look Back at 2013

2013 was a very busy and challenging year for emc design. With a large volume of work throughout, we really had to continuously provide the level of commitment and skill that our clients expect and that we strive to provide. The year saw many changes, both for us as a company and the industry as [...]