Is this the Best Job in Publishing?

We all dream of a creative, stimulating job in pleasant surroundings. Working with nice people, maybe? How about a “commute” that includes rolling green countryside and quaint villages? Well it looks like some people get to live that life.

Abi and Katie, two young book designers at emc design, just shared a day in their work lives as (respectively) middleweight and junior book designers.

Far from the chaos of the world they serve, Abi and Katie get up in the morning and trundle from Bedford to the scenic English village of Oakley to put in a hard day’s slog of drinking tea and being creative.

From the vantage point of’s corporate head office here on the edge of the Nullarbor Plain in Western Australia, that seems like a pretty good gig.

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