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BookMachine Unplugged 2018: Talking Design

20 June, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST



Wednesday 20th June, 6.30pm | The Driver, Kings Cross, London

Free for BookMachine members / £5 early bird / £8 tickets

WIth thanks to our Unplugged 2018 sponsors:

About the EVENT

How technology influences book design and three visual trends you cannot ignore.

The big visual trends within book design tend to come from outside of publishing and increasingly, it’s our use of technology that drives what’s hot and what’s not. How can you filter out the fads and focus on visuals your readers will love?

Incorporating trends into books can be challenging. What exactly is ‘flat’ design and how can you integrate it successfully into your products? How are social channels and our use of our camera phones impacting on the style and use of photography? And how do colour trends influence and impact our readers?

Join us for an inspiring evening of discussion and networking. Listen to design, image and colour specialists talk about how publishers can integrate the latest trends to capture readers and boost sales.


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Sophie O’Rourke (Director, eMC Design)

Sophie is Director at EMC Design – a leading publishing design agency with over 25 years of experience in book publishing. Sophie always has an eye on industry trends, and has always ‘just read’ something relevant to any publishing-related topic!

Follow Sophie on Twitter: @sophie_orourke @emcdesignltd


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Rebecca Swift (Director of Creative Insight, Getty Images)

Rebecca joined the photography industry over 20 years ago and was one of the founding members of the creative research team at Getty Images, introducing visual research methodology to the industry. Today, Rebecca is responsible for building image collections for iStock, the web’s original community for crowd-sourced royalty free stock images, media and design elements, and a subsidiary of Getty Images.

Follow Getty Images on Twitter: @GettyImages

Karen Haller (Karen Haller Colour & Design, Applied Colour Psychology Practitioner, Consultant & Teacher)

Karen Haller is a global authority in the field of Applied Colour Psychology furthering the philosophy and practical application of human centred design where colour is used to influence positive to elicit positive psychological responses. With over 20 years of experience studying and working with colour she has developed a unique ability to show corporate clients and individual designers how psychology informs design and brand identity. Karen is regularly asked to comment on colour stories in local and national magazines, newspapers, radio and TV. She is a contributing author of the leading industry book Colour Design: Theories and Applications on Colour in Interiors. She is currently writing her first book.

Follow Karen on Twitter: @KarenHaller

Chris Evans (Creative Director, Sherry Design)

Chris leads the design team ensuring they deliver engaging, memorable and inspiring solutions. Combining creativity with strategic insight, Chris helps brands maximise their impact in the marketplace. With a passion for visual communication and brand creativity, Chris works across a range of disciplines from branding and advertising through to interiors and online. When not in the studio, Chris can usually be found wandering around the opposition's penalty box for his local footy team.

Follow Chris on Twitter: @sherry_design

BookMachine UNPLUGGED 2018

BookMachine Unplugged is an event series that aims to answer a simple question: what is happening in the world of publishing right now?

Watch inspiring talks from industry insiders. Meet publishers, editors, marketeers, designers, techies and more – the people who make publishing happen. If you crave an explosion of knowledge, ideas, and personal development, all in a strictly social and informal setting, unplug from your desk and join us.

There will be five events throughout 2018. Each will zoom in on a segment of the publishing industry and feature three expert speakers taking to the stage with their insights into what works for their business now.


20 June, 2018
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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