6 tips for adapting artwork

At emc design we are very familiar with adapting educational course materials for multiple markets. Often the International version will be adapted to suit different markets, territories and educational situations. As well as re-writing anything from 20-60% of the material the artwork and images are also adapted to suit these different versions and the newly written content. [...]

What makes an image memorable?

http://gty.im/475701256 In our selfie, snap-chat, Instagram obsessed world we are asking what makes an image memorable? Or perhaps not necessarily memorable but one that has a permanence, a presence that will stick in our minds for more than a few seconds of scrolling through Facebook and Twitter. In a recent Royal Academy of [...]

Unleashing the power of emc’s “fine-tooth comb”

Here at emc design, we work with publishers of all sizes – from large international education publishers to niche specialists who only publish occasionally. Like our clients, we are big and small. Yep, you read that right. We are one of the biggest agencies in the publishing industry, but we work in small teams, each dedicated to [...]

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 [...]

Creative Content team at The London Illustration Fair

Last Friday, the emc Creative Content team (Kathryn, Lucy and Michael) had a fantastic day out travelling down the Thameslink rail service to check out this year’s London Illustration Fair. The event has been held at Bargehouse on the Southbank since 2015, and focuses on bringing together illustrators, collectives, companies, galleries and creative start-ups who [...]

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 us at The London Illustration Fair

Next week from the 1st to 4th December London's Oxo Tower plays host to the London Illustration Fair and we're going to be there. The event showcases some of the best illustrative talent from across the globe as well as exhibits other crafty wares. There are also various workshops to get your teeth stuck into [...]

25 Up and Coming Illustrators

Back in July we visited the D&AD New Blood exhibition. As a design agency we visit each year to seek out new designers to join our team, as well as to see some of the other beautiful design work graduates are producing. We are always excited to see the illustrations on display as we’re always [...]

News Flash: We’re recruiting for an Art Buyer

We are launching our latest recruitment drive to find the next lovely person to join our growing team! emc design is looking for an Art buyer to join our leading design agency for the publishing industry. We are passionate about what we do and have built up an unrivalled reputation for producing high-end, multi-component resources (print [...]

Meet Lucy: our new assistant art buyer

Meet Lucy our new assistant art buyer, who joined us back in November after graduating from Uni. How are you finding emc so far? 
So good! Everyone is so nice and friendly and I love being part of a team. I'm finding the job really interesting and I feel like I've learnt so much in the short time I've been here. [...]