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 [...]

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. [...]

10 take aways from ‘Marketing Vs Design: Which matters more?’

We had a fabulous evening at our BookMachine event 'Marketing Vs Design: Which matters more?' Our three fantastic guest presenters; Katie Roden, Matt Haslum and Mark Ecob spoke about the merits of both marketing and design within the publishing process. They left us with some brilliant tips on how the two functions and teams can be [...]

Reflecting on the summer and what lies ahead

http://gty.im/158292819 There's nothing quite like the nights starting to draw in to remind us that summer is on its way out. Yes, it's sad to be thinking of the long, wintery days ahead but hopefully we'll make the most of a few more warm sultry evenings, and wasp-infested picnics before autumn really starts to bite. [...]

New project: GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition

We're really pleased to finally showcase the brilliant new GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition course from Illuminate Publishing. The project was design-led from the start and every page has stunning visuals to entice and help GCSE learners. We even heard this week that the first print run has already sold out! So a huge congratulations [...]

What’s it like doing work experience at emc design? [INTERVIEW]

Tom working on some new graphics For the last two weeks we have had the pleasure of having Tom in the studio for his year 10 design work experience. Tom is 15 years old and has an interest in graphic design and we first met him last summer when we did a careers [...]

Want to be a designer at our design agency? [INTERVIEW]

Gavin Coleman, Design Manager at emc design Do you want to be a designer at our design agency? Gavin Coleman joined us as a junior designer 11 years ago and has progressed within the company to become a Design Manager. Gavin has fully deserved his success through his hard work, creative ability and commitment [...]

The importance of branding your CV and portfolio

http://gty.im/639547151 The importance of branding your CV and portfolio with graduate design show season upon us can't be underestimated. With thousands of newly qualified graphic designers leaving education are you doing everything you can to make sure you will stand out from the hundreds of other job applicants? Your CV and portfolio are your [...]

Design does matter: BookMachine event round-up

Last night emc design and BookMachine co-hosted the first BookMachine design themed evening 'Why Design Matters: Collaborating with your design team', at The Square Pig & Pen in Holborn. Sophie from emc design along with Sam and Laura from BookMachine had been plotting the event for a number of months, as part of [...]