Category Archives: Design

Celebrating 25 years of design [Interview with Production Manager John]

In the latest of our special 25-year anniversary blog posts, we interview John, our Production Manager. John joined emc back in 1998 as Mike’s first full-time employee and is still with us today. 1.  When you first joined emc, InDesign didn’t exist! In this … Continue reading

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Creative Content’s Pic of the Week

Credit line: © Chris Grady / Alamy Stock Photo Caption: Mute swans forming a heart shape with their necks during courtship. It’s nearly time for Valentines’s weekend, so here’s our Valentine’s themed pic! ELT teachers, how are you planning (if you are) … Continue reading

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Design does matter: BookMachine event round-up

Last night emc design and BookMachine co-hosted the first BookMachine design themed evening ‘Why Design Matters: Collaborating with your design team‘, at The Square Pig & Pen in Holborn. Sophie from emc design along with Sam and Laura from BookMachine … Continue reading

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Why design matters: Collaborating with your designers

We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary with a special BookMachine birthday party on Wednesday 10th February, at The Square Pig & Pen, Central London. With the event just around the corner, we thought we would give you a few pointers to get you thinking “Why Design … Continue reading

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25 Quick Keyboard Shortcuts

As an ever busy design studio it is vital that we work in the most efficient way possible to meet our deadlines. Whether it be starting out on a new job in the sample design stage, text formatting and typesetting … Continue reading

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An afternoon with Hugh Dellar from Lexical Labs

Author and materials writer, Hugh Dellar, visited all of us here at emc this week to give us an ELT workshop. The idea of the workshop was for emc folk to gain more of an insight into the materials that we … Continue reading

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Top tips for creating the perfect portfolio

With the new year well and truly welcomed in, we are already starting to look for more people to join our team. Recruiting is one of our biggest challenges and finding the right person can be hard, as is finding … Continue reading

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