5 Adobe Illustrator tips to make your graphics standout

In this final installment in our ‘Adobe tips and tricks’ series, we’d like to share our five favourite tips for working in Illustrator. This vector graphics software is widely used by us to create high-quality realia, illustrations and infographics for a variety of products. Top 5 Illustrator tips: Use the offset path tool to create [...]

5 Adobe Photoshop tips to make your images more pro

5 Adobe Photoshop tips to make your images more pro In our last post, we shared our top tips to try when using Adobe InDesign – we hope you liked them! Today, we’re sharing our five favourite tips for Adobe Photoshop. At EMC, we pride ourselves on realistic and effective use of Photoshop [...]

5 Adobe InDesign tips to make your layouts more efficient

5 tips for efficient layouts in InDesign Here at emc design, our team of designers are Adobe experts! We work primarily with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator to create our high-quality print and digital designs and have gained a considerable amount of combined experience using Adobe software. Along the way, we’ve picked up some [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]