What we are excited about seeing at BETT2020

Bett is the leading education technology show in the UK bringing together 800 companies, over 100 start-ups and 34,000 attendees in four days between 22-25th January 2020 at London's ExCeL. This year Bett will focus on major trends in EdTech including virtual reality, artificial intelligence, STEAM learning and diversity and inclusion. This is our rundown [...]

First place prize (for design) in the New York Book Show

Last week we received some excellent news – Oxford Skills World: Reading with Writing, a course that we designed with the Oxford University Press ELT team in New York, won a first place prize (for design) in the New York Book Show. The judges said: “Bright, vibrant printing and lively photographs, along with a clean, [...]

Interview with Alicia about the Publishing Services team

Committed to building long-standing relationships with our publishing clients, the Publishing Services team at emc design are drawn into a variety of projects. They might be commissioning and sourcing photos one day and proof checking final layouts the next. Here we interview Assistant Production Editor, Alicia, about the ins and outs of working on the [...]

Publishing Services’ Pic of the Week

http://gty.im/sb10064322f-001 With the rain we had last week and continuing into this week, plants will be growing well and putting on a fine display for all to enjoy. One of the finest natural displays of the summer season must surely be the sight of lavender, followed closely by the large yellow heads of sunflowers, and [...]

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 [...]

Publishing Services’ Pic of the Week

http://gty.im/668773115 Many gardeners were lamenting the lack of rain just a week ago, after the significant rain we've had this week they will be lamenting no more! More akin to the traditional weather we would expect in April, the heavy rain showers are a mixed blessing. If there is one thing however we can all [...]

#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 [...]