emc Tutorials #2 Quick and easy torn paper edges

Adam's tutorial this week will teach us to make nice looking torn paper edges using illustrator symbols. Have a go following the steps below and let us know how you get on. Step one Open up illustrator and make sure your symbols window is active:                       [...]

emc Tutorials #1 creating easy low geometric icons

Every week Adam, one of our Senior Designers, is going to search the web for tips, tricks and tutorials to share with the studio and here, on our blog. The first one comes from Shutterstock and is nice little guide for drawing low poly icons from a photo/illustration. They are a bit of a design trend [...]

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 [...]

News Flash: New position available for Graduate Junior Designer

We are now looking for junior designers to join our team again! With lots of new and exciting projects, we're looking for more hard-working, skilled and enthusiastic people to come and join our growing team. If you are a recent graduate with a degree or HND in graphic design or typography then this may be the job for [...]

How agile can we be? An editorial perspective – Part 2 of 3

In the first part of this mini-series we discussed the complexities of ELT publishing – focusing on publishers’ growing need to get courses to market quickly without losing quality. To do this, the supply chain for larger projects is often made up of smaller companies and individuals, all of whom are going to be working [...]

How agile can we be? Working effectively with small businesses – Part 1

As global publishers increasingly promote agile workflows both internally and externally, they rely more and more heavily on many individuals and smaller businesses to help get their massive, multi-million pound courses and products to market. These external suppliers (like emc) can provide any number of different services – from simple design of one component to [...]

News Flash: New position available for Graduate Junior Designer

We are now looking for junior designers to join our team again! With lots of new and exciting projects, we're looking for more hard-working, skilled and enthusiastic people to come and join our growing team. If you are a recent graduate with a degree or HND in graphic design or typography then this may be the job for [...]

Meet Rich: our newest designer

We thought it was about time you met our newest member of the team and designer, Rich. Rich has joined us with a wealth of knowledge and experience; we're looking forward to finding out more about him and his interests. How are you finding emc so far? Really great, everyone is super friendly and helpful. [...]

IETUGL Part 5: Is English the ultimate global language?

In a five-part blog series I have been proposing to answer the question: Is English the ultimate global language? This is the fifth and final post of this blog series. Read posts 1, 2, 3 and 4 to catch up. In part 4 I considered how the English language has evolved to become a prime [...]

Recruiting for Middleweight Editorial Designer & Art-buying Assistant

Today we launch a big recruitment drive to find the next lovely people to come and join our growing team! emc design is one of the UK’s leading design agencies for the publishing industry. We are passionate about what we do and have built up an unrivalled reputation for producing high-end, multi-component resources (print and [...]