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Picture Perfect Social Media: Spotlight on Celine Kim

Ever wondered how your favourite bloggers get those picture perfect photos for their posts? Want to try and recreate those shots for yourself? Whether you’re looking to give your social media accounts a new look for the new year, or just trying to pep up your posts with some beautiful imagery, Jennifer Young’s fantastic book Picture Perfect Social Media has all the information you need, and more!

With a focus on practical, accessible advice this book features tonnes of helpful techniques and tips; from creating your own lightbox, to styling, to proper photography etiquette while you’re out and about. What’s more it also features an entire section on prominent international bloggers, with interviews, insights and their handy tips and tricks of the trade.

To help give you a little taster of the book we thought we’d feature a little bit about a few of the bloggers ourselves so you can learn a little more about them. This week we’ve chosen Celine Kim, wedding photographer and author of the stunning lifestyle blog Bonjour Celine:

Celine Kim is always capturing and chasing happiness behind her camera. Her career started with her personal blog Bonjour Celine! where she shared stories of her loves and interests in life, as seen through her eyes. Not long after starting her blog, she was asked to work with some of the top wedding photographers in Toronto. Since then, she has fallen in love with the process of photographing people in all aspects of their lives and now lends her unique perspective to a range of projects. She has been fortunate to work with incredibly talented folks, including those of Kinfolk, Smith Journal, Victory Patterns and Mjölk. 

Celine lives in Toronto, Canada. When she is not behind the camera, she is enjoying city life with her young family – her loving husband, her 2 year old daughter, her grumpy cat and a second addition to the family arriving early next year. 

 

If you’d like to see more of Celine and her work, head over to her blog bonjour-celine.blogspot.ca or check her out in Picture Perfect Social Media!

All images © Celine Kim, Bonjour Celine.

Festive finds

After the Quarto Christmas party last night it’s fair to say we’ll all feeling much more festive in the office (if also slightly worse for wear). So to get you in the mood for the fast-approaching holiday we thought we’d do a round up of some of our favourite holiday cards, just in case you need a little inspiration.

Holiday cards by the fabulous Blanca Gomez (also featured in our wonderful new book Just Add Watercolour)

Cosy Penguin by Sophie Corrigan

Figgy Pudding by Lucy Atkinson

Twas the Night Before Christmas by Gemma Correll

Woolly Bear by Julia Pott (also featured in Freehand)

Ready, Steady, Bake

Contender’s, ready!

The sky may be grey today but the RotoVision team are feeling pretty happy as our bellies are full of delicious cupcakes. The baking gloves were off as we rolled up our sleeves to compete in today’s first ever Great Brighton Bake Off with our neighbours @Quid_Publishing and @QuintetPub.

The hungry hordes descend (winning cupcakes top left)

The standard of entries was admirably high for this week’s cupcake round, and Quintet’s Project Editor Caroline Elliker (or “Chezza Bezza”, as she’s now been christened) had the enviable task of choosing a winner. Highlights included chocolate, passion fruit and lime cupcakes, and Terry’s Chocolate Orange confections that one competitor said “tasted like M&S” (surely a compliment).

However, it was the fruitiest creations that stole the show. RotoVision’s very own ‪@ThisGirlTJ‪ stormed to a floury victory as joint star baker, with her delicious own-recipe lemon and raspberry cupcakes.

Well done, Tamsin!

 

 

We’re hiring! Artworker/Junior Designer needed

Role: Artworker/Junior Designer

6 month contract

Closing Date: 20 June 2014

RotoVision publishes highly illustrated co-edition books on art, photography, craft, fashion and beauty. We currently have a vacancy for an enthusiastic Artworker/Junior Designer. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to make a real contribution as a key member of our small, busy, in-house design team.

As Artworker/Junior Designer you will be working as part of the creative team, reporting to and assisting the Senior Designer in developing presentations as well as full book layouts. You will be involved in all stages of the design and production process. The role is varied and fast paced and is suited to a highly motivated and organised individual with the ability to learn quickly, multi-task and communicate effectively.

You will be a skilled artworker with some prior experience in book design, and be a highly competent user of the Adobe Creative Suite. Proficiency with InDesign and Photoshop is an essential skill for this role. You must be able to demonstrate a passion for design, creative flair, and a scrupulous eye for detail.

Please apply by email to Michelle. Rowlandson@quarto.com with a covering letter, your CV, salary expectations and a PDF (no larger than 2MB) of your portfolio showing no more than 10 examples of your work.

Job Vacancy: Commissioning Editor

We are looking for a talented Commissioning Editor to join our busy team in Brighton.

See here for a full job description and details for how to apply.

UPDATE: Note: Closing date 30 June 2014