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Jun 29

Wednesday Wisdom: Live Interview with Sophie O’Rourke (emc design) and Christina Bagshaw (Beehive Illustration)

29 June, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm BST


Tune in live to an exciting 30-minute Zoom Q&A on Wednesday 29th June from 1:00 – 1:30pm BST (8:00 – 8:30am EST) with Sophie O’Rourke, Managing Director at emc design, and Christina Bagshaw, Project Manager at Beehive Illustration.


Join us there to find out how emc design and the team at Beehive work together, discover tips for briefing your illustrators effectively to allow them to do their best work, learn more about how Sophie approaches managing a whole host of creative professionals and projects, and get plenty of inspiration for beautiful books to add to your TBR pile.


Stick around until the end of the session, as we’ll open up the floor to the audience in the last 10 minutes of the Q&A – so be sure to come prepared with your burning questions!


Registration is required, so please sign up above to receive the Zoom link to tune in live.


*This session will have live closed captioning available for viewers to toggle on or off as needed*



About Wednesday Wisdom

The Wednesday Wisdom series is designed to give you a brief, inspiring insight into the working lives and projects of publishing experts, and the help you learn more about the services that can take you to the next level. On selected Wednesdays throughout the year, take a break and join us on Zoom for live these Q&As to top up your motivation and learn something new.

BookMachine members can browse 50+ Wednesday Wisdom replays in the archives and catch up with the recording of this session afterwards.


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Sophie ORourke 1 colourAbout Sophie

Sophie joined emc design (a family-owned design agency) in 2011 after a brief spell in arts management. Sophie quickly learned the ropes of the design and publishing industry and in 2017 formally took over the running of the business from her father Mike Cryer who started the company in 1991. You’ll usually find Sophie keeping up with industry news, and making emc the best place to work and do business with. When not at work she will be running around after her two young children.

Connect with Sophie on LinkedIn.



ChristinaBagshaw BeehiveAbout Christina

Christina has been at the Hive since 2006, and since then has gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of illustration, from initial briefing through to managing large projects. She looks through thousands of briefs a year and matches up text to the best illustrator for each project. Before joining the team she gained a degree in Photography and Digital Imaging and spent a few years as a wedding photographer and creating personalised images with the use of photoshop. She lives in the Cotswolds with her husband and daughter.



emc designAbout emc design

emc design is a specialised design agency dedicated to transforming content that has the power to educate & inspire learners all over the world. emc’s expert team and outstanding global reputation for resourcing the most complex course materials means publishers of all sizes return to them to outsource their design, production, and project management as well as commission illustration, photography, video, animation and audio assets.



29 June, 2022
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm BST
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