Why creative assets matter: BookMachine’s final Unplugged event of 2020

It's true what they say, illustrations and images really can make or break a publication. No matter how great the typography is or how beautifully written the words are, if the creative assets don't deliver you will only have half a product! On Wednesday 11th November join me (Sophie) and an amazing panellist of speakers [...]

Join EMC Design at the IPG’s Virtual Autumn Conference

We are really excited to be exhibiting at the IPG's Virtual Autumn Conference next Wednesday 21st October. It will be a first for us both in terms of exhibiting with our own booth but also it being a virtual one. So please do come and say hello! We'd love to chat with you to see [...]

By |2020-10-14T13:14:27+01:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Design, Educational Publishing, Events, Publishing|0 Comments

Join our team [Designers & Production Editors]

We are recruiting designers and Production Editors to join our design agency team here in Bedford. We are passionate about what we do and have built up an unrivalled reputation for providing the best editorial design for some of the world’s most well-known educational publishers. Production Editor This is a really exciting opportunity for an [...]

By |2020-02-06T17:40:13+01:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Design, Educational Publishing, Jobs, Publishing Services, Updates|0 Comments

First place prize (for design) in the New York Book Show

Last week we received some excellent news – Oxford Skills World: Reading with Writing, a course that we designed with the Oxford University Press ELT team in New York, won a first place prize (for design) in the New York Book Show. The judges said: “Bright, vibrant printing and lively photographs, along with a clean, [...]

Making your content accessible: a guide for ELT publishers

It’s estimated that one billion people, or 15% of the world's population, experience some form of disability. Although there is a moral and business case for ELT publishers to make their books accessible to disabled students currently less than 10% of the world’s printed materials can be read by someone with a print disability. This [...]

Upcoming design-related events in London

In March Emc Design published a blog about the best upcoming design events to broaden your creativity. The summer months in London bring so many opportunities to be inspired that we thought an update was due. Here are some of the events to look forward to from July to September. Serpentine Pavilion 2019 designed by [...]

How the Chinese are re-shaping Education

Having worked closely alongside ELT publishers for over 25 years, here at emc design we are fascinated by the rise in English language learning materials being created for the region. In this piece, Anna Cunnane, from bookmachine, explores the reasons for the boom. China’s extraordinary economic rise has the country in the grip of what has [...]

Upcoming design-related events in London

As well as designing leading educational resources, our team are interested in the design industry as a whole. We often attend shows, connected to design ideas, which help to broaden our mindset and inspire creativity. These events are coming up soon and we thought you might like to find out more about them too. The [...]

Publishing Services’ Pic of the Week

http://gty.im/660496041 The chosen image for this week’s Pic of the Week is of a table beautifully dressed up for a Christmas party. This afternoon the whole team at emc design are leaving the office for our annual Christmas party, allowing us time to celebrate this year’s achievements together and look to the year ahead.  

Upcoming Events and Shows

Here at emc, we aim to attend as many industry shows and events as possible. With BETT 2018, The London Book Fair and Fotofringe out of the way, we are looking forward to a busy September. 18th September – Lucy will be attending the IPG Autumn Conference in London 18th to 20th September – Mike will be [...]