Kristin Joiner's Profile
I first encountered letterpress at college in Wisconsin, where I was earning my BFA in graphic design. I loved design, but missed the tactile quality and unpredictability of materials from my fine art classes—and all of a sudden here was a medium that was the perfect marriage of the two. My very first project was an edition of 20-page letterpress and intaglio printed books that kept me setting type and printing for hours—and loving it. (A few years later, one of the books was my very first etsy sale!)
I went on to graduate with a snazzy portfolio and get a job at a regional magazine. By 24, I was art director of that magazine—realizing a dream I didn’t think I’d reach for decades—and stayed there for the next 5 years.
Fast forward to the present and I’ve been pursuing letterpress as a weekend and evening hobby/business for more than six years. I have greeting cards…
- Born on April 6
- Joined July 26, 2008