Trained in graphic design and painting I spent several years doing gig posters, sign painting and murals. Being for-hire ran it's course and I wanted to explore making my own goods and find a way to share them affordably. I was gifted a screen printing press by a kind soul in 2008 and a neighborhood/community print shop was the obvious evolution. Several Bloomington-inspired T-shirts emerged while the equipment was shared with others.
As life moved forward, my love for letterpress---an older form of relief printing--- expanded. I had learned a moderate amount at IU a decade before but I lacked the experience in a modern day letterpress shop. So for the next 3 years I visited my old professor, 1040 miles away, on a regular basis to help keep his shop in order. I began acquiring equipment in 2011, opened my own retail shop and rooted myself in 2 different artist communities over the next 5 years. Many life lessons and 3 moves later, I am now happily out of the public eye and onto the land where I live. Slowly but surely I am renovating an unfinished garage into a private studio for letterpress and screen printing equipment.
I love selling directly to the public at craft fairs and different functions, and at times I will invite the public to a few incidental sales at my shop. Keep an eye out for all the good changes to come.
2695 S Smith Rd