Our 2017 Christmas card is here!

After last weeks 'making of', which you can read here, it's time to reveal this years Christmas card.               Our cards were posted earlier this week so should be arriving very soon. Which one is your favourite? Can you think of a better pun? Let us know below.  

It’s beginning to look a lot like /ˈkrɪsməs/ (Christmas)

Here at emc design, we love Christmas and it's an excellent opportunity for our team to embrace their creative side with something a bit different. Every year we design our own christmas card and this year we've added a touch of humour, based around design and editorial puns. The notice board has been transformed into [...]

Meet Josie – one of our new graduate designers [INTERVIEW]

We can't believe it's November already ! Which means we are very behind in introducing our newest recruits. Over the summer months we ran an extensive campaign to find the best graduate designers and we were lucky enough to find three brilliant designers to join the team. Over the next couple of weeks we'll be [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

We’re hiring designers [JOB ALERT]

emc design is looking for an experienced graphic designer to join our leading design agency for the publishing industry. We are passionate about what we do and have built up an unrivalled reputation in producing high end, multi-component (print & digital) resources for international education markets. Clients return to us because we have a team [...]

Design using restricted colour palettes: Why? Part 2

Collins duotone colourizer app In Part one, we looked at the historical necessity of using two colours and how we used to go about achieving this. Of course, all of these techniques can still be used, but most people work in CMYK or RGB nowadays. The agency Collins who re-branded Spotify, because of [...]

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 [...]