Making your content accessible: a guide for ELT publishers

It’s estimated that one billion people, or 15% of the world's population, experience some form of disability. Although there is a moral and business case for ELT publishers to make their books accessible to disabled students currently less than 10% of the world’s printed materials can be read by someone with a print disability. This [...]

Upcoming design-related events in London

In March Emc Design published a blog about the best upcoming design events to broaden your creativity. The summer months in London bring so many opportunities to be inspired that we thought an update was due. Here are some of the events to look forward to from July to September. Serpentine Pavilion 2019 designed by [...]

How the Chinese are re-shaping Education

Having worked closely alongside ELT publishers for over 25 years, here at emc design we are fascinated by the rise in English language learning materials being created for the region. In this piece, Anna Cunnane, from bookmachine, explores the reasons for the boom. China’s extraordinary economic rise has the country in the grip of what has [...]

Tapping into IATEFL 2019: inclusivity and workplace English

Here at emc design, we create textbooks and learning resources for English language students, and to do this we need to have a deep understanding of learners today. Only by understanding how real students behave, think and feel when interacting with learning materials can we find the solutions needed to inspire and teach learners of [...]

Upcoming design-related events in London

As well as designing leading educational resources, our team are interested in the design industry as a whole. We often attend shows, connected to design ideas, which help to broaden our mindset and inspire creativity. These events are coming up soon and we thought you might like to find out more about them too. The [...]

2019 ELT Freelancers’ Awayday

This month Lucy, Liz and Sarah attended the fifth ELT Freelancers’ Awayday #FreeELT, a networking day for the freelance ELT community with a packed programme of discussions, presentations and speakers. It was a great opportunity for us to put faces to names and catch up with freelancers we’ve worked with closely, as well as make [...]

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#workinpublishing week

To mark work in publishing week, We've asked Lucy, our Publishing Services Manager, to provide an insight into her role. Explain what your company does. At emc design we are the leading print and digital design agency for publishing, working primarily on ELT and educational courses and material, commissioned by the top publishers in the [...]

Skills development is a key element of emc’s success

Staying sharp - twice a day the Publishing Services team takes time to stretch At emc design we’re constantly striving to develop our skills and increase our knowledge in order to offer an even better service to our clients. In fact, continuous improvement is one of our core values, and regularly making enhancements [...]

The first emc ‘wayzgoose’

This week saw our first 'wayzgoose', and we know what you're thinking... "the first emc what?" Historically, a wayzgoose was an annual event held by the masters of printing houses to mark the end of summer and the start of the season of working by candlelight. Thankfully we no longer have to work by candlelight, [...]

A week’s work experience at EMC Design

Last week, we had Nick join us for a week's work experience. He is eagerly awaiting his A-level results before beginning an Art Foundation course in September with a view to studying Graphics at University. We aimed to give Nick an overview of what life can be like in an office but also an idea [...]