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 [...]

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 [...]

Celebrating 25 years of design [Interview with our MD Mike]

In December 1990 Mike, our MD, left a relatively well-paid job running the marketing services department of a materials testing company to set up emc design. Mike had worked in publishing before this, first starting at Longman Publishers, Harlow in 1975. So, with a young family, Mike wanted to turn his hand to freelance work whilst getting [...]

The benefits of in-house Creative Content – a designers response

Last week we posted 'The benefits of in-house Creative Content – why picture researchers need designers'. The post looked at the advantages from a picture research point of view of working in the same studio as our designers. Amy, one of our Design Managers, gives her response on why our set-up is beneficial to our design [...]

How agile can we be? Top 5 tips for working together in a global publishing industry – Part 3 of 3

So here we are at the third and final post in our mini-series on being agile in the publishing world. If you’ve been following along with us so far, in part 1 of this mini-series, you’ll remember that we introduced the complex and rapidly-changing world of (specifically) ELT publishing, highlighting the need for agile workflows [...]

Meet Ava: our new Studio & Marketing Assistant

We thought it was about time you met Ava! Ava joined us at the end of October to help us in the busy run up to Christmas. She helped to get our Christmas cards sent as well as kept an eye out on our social networks and was generally such a helpful bod that we asked her [...]