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31 Oct 2016

Now Booking: Holiday Sessions!

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Now is the perfect time to book your holiday photo session!

Let us help you capture the uniqueness of your family!

We have many card templates to choose from, or we can help you create your own!

Right now, you get a free box of (25) 5×7 cards w/envelopes, if you book before 9pm on November 12!

Use our contact form HERE to contact us and book TODAY!

01 Jul 2012

A Tip for Cell Phone Videos

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One of the side projects, or hobbies, that we do here at BJPDS is light video editing. Its not something we advertise, because it is very time consuming. But its something we love to play with for friends and family.

Something we have been noticing lately is the increase in usage of cell phones to take videos. Many cell phones have great cameras in them and they are always within immediate reach to capture those important moments (its our go to video capture device!), but there is a common mistake many people make. Continue reading “A Tip for Cell Phone Videos” »

24 Nov 2011

Dynamic Form Creation

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Does your business use lots of forms? In-take forms? Questionnaires? Inventory? Have you wanted to make any of those forms digital and be able to have them available online for people to fill out and send the data back to you?

We at BJPDS have been working on expanding our knowledge of  technologies to offer you something fantastic!

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29 Jul 2011

Introducing our new Manager!

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One of the biggest goals I have as Owner/Designer of Bert Jones Portrait & Design Studio, is to acquire knowledge. To always learn or research, or keep updated with the latest trends. Not just for myself, but to offer my clients the very best designs I can.

Continue reading “Introducing our new Manager!” »

17 Jul 2011

Andy, Sarah and Mandi 2011

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Andy, Sarah and Mandi at an on location photography photo shoot 2011 in Minnesota

Andy, Sarah and Mandi at an on location photography photo shoot 2011 in Minnesota

I had so much fun with Sarah, Andy and Mandi at the Clifton E. French Regional Park. They were such a joy to work with and such an beautiful family…not to mention so much fun!

13 Jun 2011

Brand Guidelines

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When a company has a strong brand, they need to ensure that the brand is used to its fullest potential and that all their employees (yes, I said all) understand the brand and “live the brand”. What is the point of having a strong brand, if only a few understand it and now how to “live it” when they are dealing with the public?

Brand Guidelines help companies educate their employees on their brands. Brand guidelines are an integral part for any company. No matter how large or how small a company is, brand guidelines should be created and implemented. Continue reading “Brand Guidelines” »

09 Sep 2010

Tips for an Effective Web Site

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As a graphic designer, I am constantly looking and evaluating anything design related that I come in contact with. From menus at the restaurant, other business’ business cards, web sites to even billboards as I drive, I can’t help but look at something and appreciate what is working, and critique what is not.

One that really gets me the most is web sites.

Continue reading “Tips for an Effective Web Site” »

04 Apr 2010

Common Traits of a Graphic Designer

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With today’s technology, anyone can be a graphic designer.

But what makes a good designer? What traits should they have? Do they need to be creative? Do they need to have technical ability?

Most successful designers would agree that to be a good designer and be successful, a designer should have a few common traits like creativity and technical ability; and a few not so common like discipline, flexibility and patience. Continue reading “Common Traits of a Graphic Designer” »

04 Apr 2010

Designing an Effective Brochure

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Designing an effective brochure is not as easy as it may sound. Much thought must go into the brochure, such as; content, budget, setup, page layout and organization. Without the proper planning, all the effort you put into your brochure can be wasted and you will not receive the results that you expect. Good design, is not just a pretty brochure, but a brochure that has well thought out content, design and layout. Continue reading “Designing an Effective Brochure” »

04 Apr 2010

Print Design versus Web Design

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From early small-run tomes that were hand typeset, to mass-produced books of today, printing has been around for centuries. Since the early 1980s, web design has exploded and has hacked out a niche in the design industry. Both markets are equally important in reaching audiences and sharing the information that both bring to their respective readers; but creating a single design for both markets is as different as night and day. Continue reading “Print Design versus Web Design” »