working at blurb


What we do   |   Why we do it   |   How we do it   |   What you can do


What we do: The Mission at Blurb

Blurb is a comprehensive indie publishing platform—a unique proposition that marries the precision of cutting-edge technology with the unpredictability of human creativity. To put it another way, we help people create, publish, and sell one-of-a-kind books. What kind of books? Any kind you can imagine—in print book, ebook, and magazine formats. Check out some of our favorites to see why our team is so passionate about helping people express their creativity.

We create applications that
allow people to design their
own custom books.

We offer the platform to get
those books printed to
exacting specifications.

We enable people to distribute and sell books everywhere, even on and
Apple’s iBooks Store.

We provide inspiration, instruction, help, and advice at every
step along the way.

Learn more about the books we help people make, who these people are, and how we help them.



Why we do it: The reason for Blurb

It stands to reason that we’re creative types ourselves, because our company was founded by a creative type. In 2005, Eileen Gittins simply wanted to create a book of her photography—but realized it was anything but simple.

One year later, in 2006, Eileen launched Blurb, the world’s first platform for creating, printing, and publishing custom books. But not cheesy drag-and-drop photo books with kitschy decorations. Beautiful, bookstore-quality books on premium paper stock with library-quality binding. Books anyone could be proud of, in numbers from a single, perfect copy to an order of thousands and thousands. Books made by professional photographers, artists, chefs, travelers, moms, dads, kids, scientists, visionaries, and everyone in-between. Learn more about our origin story.


Working at Blurb


Today, Blurb is one of those amazing big-picture ideas made real:

A killer combination of total creative freedom with print-on-demand and offset printing technology.

Blurb is based in San Francisco with offices in London—and fans
all over the globe.



How we do it: The team at Blurb

We’re agile, creative, hardworking, friendly, and serious about our role as the vanguard of indie publishing. We’re always up for the next challenge. We work smart and love helping people discover the thrill of creating and publishing their own books.

You don’t have to be a book lover to work here (though almost all of us are), but we do like working with creative types of all stripes. Photography, drawing, writing, code—however you express yourself, Blurb offers a work environment that encourages you turn your interests into a better products and services for our customers.

We’re a team of incredibly diverse and talented people—from brilliant coders working in Ruby on Rails and Ember to designers and writers creating beautiful ways of showcasing the beautiful books people make with Blurb.

Want to learn more about the team? Explore our departments.


What you can do:
The opportunities at Blurb

Think you’d be a good fit for our one-of-a-kind culture? Want to change the way the world thinks about books? Want to build incredible products with incredible people? Here’s a list of our currently open jobs.




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