Blue Design is a full-service design studio that specializes in book design and packaging. From its inception in 1989 in San Francisco, CA to its relocation to Portland, ME in 1998, the designers at Blue Design are responsible for a creating a dynamic range of titles for various publishing clients nationwide. Known for its clarity of vision, swift execution and reliable excellence, Blue Design is a noted book producer and packager with a striking talent for creating books and book covers that sell.
Tom Morgan, principal designer and owner of Blue Design, graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. Working first as a designer at PaceWildenstein Gallery in New York, then as an art director for Macworld and SF magazines, Morgan opened Blue Design in 1989. Since then, he has been immersed in creating beautiful books that explore the collage of human experience, from self-help to baseball to sacred spaces to cooking to NASCAR, among many. Throughout, his understanding and commitment to the unique needs of publishers has led to a roster of long-standing clients, all of whom recognize how Morgan’s sensitive eye and intellectual curiosity add approachability to complex subjects and meaning to the most commercial endeavor.