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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Typographic inspiration from Myfonts.com

As a design agency always looking for new ways of being creative and pushing the boundaries of what's possible within editorial design we're constantly looking outside of our studio for inspiration. Myfonts.com to us isn't just a place we go to to buy new fonts, it's a wonderful resource of ideas, from matching typefaces to sparking off our creative [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

12 Days of Christmas – our 2014 Christmas card is here!

This year, emc's Christmas card was inspired by the "12 Days of Christmas" song. We had twelve different emc-ers create a ‘tile’ for the christmas card, using one of the twelve days of Christmas as the basis for a typographic and/or illustrative design. Each emc-er was assigned a 'day of christmas' and had to stay [...]

Meet our newest designer Kristina

Meet Kristina, our newest designer, who joined us in our second week of our new home! She’s had a little while to settle in now so we thought it was time for you to find out a little more about her. How have you been finding emc so far? It’s been great thanks! Working freelance is [...]