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Making a Pro Portfolio with Justin Bettman
26 Jul 2017

Making a Pro Portfolio with Justin Bettman

I’ve been wanting to make a new photo portfolio for a while since I’ve been shooting a ton of new work. The one I was previously using had plastic sleeves, which made it easy to update — however, the plastic was so reflective that it ruined the quality of the images that I was trying to showcase. I started looking into other options, and at...

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Music and Memoirs: Interview with Pete Escovedo
13 Jul 2017

Music and Memoirs: Interview with Pete Escovedo

My Life in the Key of E, A Memoir by Pete Escovedo with Sarah Spinner Escovedo, Psy.D. Pete Escovedo is a well-known musician and artist who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. Blurb’s Client Services Rep, Melissa, had the great pleasure of working with Pete and his team to help plan, print, and deliver his volume book order with our offset printing process. Melissa...

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Behind the Book with Kara Mercer: Journey Through Jordan
06 Jul 2017

Behind the Book with Kara Mercer: Journey Through Jordan

When we got our hands on Kara Mercer’s book in the Blurb office, we passed it around, enjoying the stunning photography and clean layouts. Her emotive, romantic photography and visual storytelling makes you slow to turn the page because you want to linger where you are, from her vantage point, for a while. We caught up with Kara to get the story behind her beautiful...

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USF Design Final Project
29 Jun 2017

USF Design Final Project

We previously interviewed our Graphic Design intern and local design student Grace Domecus, who made a portfolio book we really loved. Her project was so great that we asked her to interview fellow students who also created books with Blurb. I made my portfolio during the beginning of my senior year at the University of San Francisco, while also working as a Junior Graphic Designer at Blurb....

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Behind the Book with Ginny Gaulin
09 Jun 2017

Behind the Book with Ginny Gaulin

Ginny Gaulin has the unique background of being a trained counseling psychologist and a wedding-planner. Having helped dozens of brides have a beautiful day, she saw that they needed more than one kind of preparation. Combining her skill sets in counseling and event prep, she developed a guide that would prepare couples not only for The Big Day, but a beautiful life together, as well....

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1 Wedding, 100s of Guests: Gift Albums from The Big Day
08 Jun 2017

1 Wedding, 100s of Guests: Gift Albums from The Big Day

A wedding day is probably the single most photographed day in a person’s life—especially now with digital photography and wedding guests wielding smartphones. Gone are the days of disposable cameras on reception tables turned into physical prints, and physical proof books from professional photographers. Now, files are digital, editable, and available by the thousands. But how do you make the most of all these images?...

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