A Yearbook Advisor’s Dream Come True: A Testimony of United Yearbook’s Innovative Work

Updated: Feb 17

Hello fellow yearbook advisors, my name is Eric Hartman, and I have been the yearbook advisor at St. Anne’s School in Laguna, CA since 2013. I want to let you know that my inaugural year with United Yearbook has been so amazing. My team and I are so grateful to Sarah and her staff for being the wonderfully creative people that they are.


The Big Idea

Our yearbook is a way to bring everyone together and bring back that happiness and joy, and I think that we will be able to accomplish that with our innovative cover design.

Sarah and her staff have helped me realize all that the yearbook could be, and they’ve helped me bring to fruition the yearbook cover dream I've been pursuing for the past two years. Due to what’s going on with the coronavirus and how our staff and students now have to miss out on events and celebrations, our yearbook is a way to bring everyone together and bring back that happiness and joy, and I think that we will be able to accomplish that with our innovative cover design.



About two years ago I had an idea. It came to me after I went out shopping with my wife and daughter, when we saw clothing with double-sequins for the first time. Double-sequins are when there are sequins stitched onto something, and facing one way the sequins make one picture, but when you run your hand across it in the opposite direction it makes a different picture. I think the first one my daughter and I saw was a red heart with gold outline, and the other side was a gold heart with red outline, and I thought that this was a brilliant idea. They were initially just for girls, but eventually as the weeks and months went by we saw clothing for boys that had double-sequins also.


Dreams Really Do Come True

Luckily, Sarah and United Yearbook Printing helped us realize that dream for the 2019-2020 yearbook

Having double-sequins on the yearbook cover was my big idea. Luckily, Sarah and United Yearbook Printing helped us realize that dream for the 2019-2020 yearbook. It’s a superhero theme with a double-sequins cover, and it just looks amazing. On the back, with me being a negative space tattoo fan, we placed a negative space sword, which is a part of our branding since we are the St. Anne Knights. And each graduating eighth grader has their name printed on the sword, which I think looks great.


Thank you so much to Sarah and United Yearbook – I highly recommend United Yearbook to anyone out there who needs a new yearbook company, they’re incredibly communicative and amazing to work with. Go to www.unitedyearbook.net and schedule a consultation with them today!


Alyse Mgrdichian, Senior Editor


Alyse Mgrdichian holds a B.A. from Biola University, having majored in psychology and minored in philosophy. She is a senior editor for TSE Worldwide Press, the parent company of United Yearbook Printing, and she applies her expertise and love of stories to the role.



Eric Hartman, Content Contributor: Yearbook Advisor at St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, CA

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