Meet Jo – one of our 2017 graduate designers [INTERVIEW]

Jo joined emc design back in August via our Graduate Design Scheme after successfully completing her BA in graphic design in 2016 and her MA in creative writing this year. We've finally found the time to post up this interview with her to find out how she's finding it all so far... You graduated from [...]

Meet our 2017 graduates

Every year we scout out the best new design graduates from across the industry to come and join our team via our graduate design scheme. We travel the length and breadth of the country visiting end of year degree shows, run an extensive social media campaign and put the feelers out there through our industry [...]

Reflections from BookMachine’s United We Publish: III

photodarren.com Last week BookMachine and Unite hosted the third in a series of events focusing on working in the publishing industry. United We Publish III: Consent or Coersion consisted of a panel of speakers discussing the role of change in the workplace and how to manage it. During a fascinating evening we heard [...]

Apply to our Graduate design scheme today

Want a real job with amazing career prospects then apply for our graduate design scheme today. Applications are now open for our graduate design scheme for designers who have graduated within the last year with a graphic design or typography degree. In a well prove design scheme we nurture and develop already very talented designers who have been taught [...]

Type table Wordsearch [COMPETITION]

Shortly after we moved to our new studio in 2014, we decided a type based table would be a nice piece of furniture to have in our reception. But we couldn’t find what we were looking for. Consequently we decided to make one ourselves. We bought two empty type cases, bolted them together on a base, [...]

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 [...]

Show me what you mean­ – how editors and authors can influence the design process [guest post]

http://gty.im/573586649 Lyn Strutt is an ELT professional providing editorial services and consultancy for the educational publishing industry. She is an Advanced Professional Member of the SfEP with extensive experience of editing teaching and training materials, and has a background in training adults in English and business skills. In this post, she looks at ways in [...]

Design using restricted colour palettes: Is less more? Part 1

One of the design trends in which we’ve seen a resurgence lately is working with a restricted colour palette. Back in the day, when EMC was young (and before), this was because of the relatively high cost of four colour printing. So books, book covers and marketing material often had to use one or two colours. [...]

Marketing Vs Design – which matters more? [EVENT]

  Marketing Vs Design – which matters more? This is the question we are posing on Wednesday 2nd November as part of our next BookMachine design event. We all know that both design and marketing are integral to making and selling the best books but all too often the two disciplines are kept very separate [...]