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 [...]

Meet Michael: our new art buyer

We’d like you to meet Michael, our new Art Buyer who started with us at the beginning of December. Michael, who has a wealth of experience from his time at the RSPB’s head office as well as his own photography expertise, joined our busy Creative Content team to help us continue to source beautiful photos, artwork and media for [...]

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 [...]

How to write a design brief and why it’s important to get right

http://gty.im/183304802 One of the biggest aspects that can make or break a design project is the briefing process. The best design work comes when designers are confident, as with many walks of life. If designers are given great briefs, that they're confident in understanding, then they can spend the full amount of time designing instead of querying what is [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]