Kristin Joiner's Profile

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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…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 6
  • Joined July 26, 2008

Favorite materials

paper, ink, lead

Shop

622press
Handmade cards, prints, flowers, textiles...

About

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 and limited edition prints in a handful of stores across the country and have printed business cards, invitations and other custom work for countless clients. I’ve also set a new goal of a brick-and-mortar shop and working for myself full time.

I recently took the plunge and moved in with my boyfriend—in Bermuda. This meant taking the first step toward owning my own business: going down to part time at the magazine and growing both freelance design and letterpress! I blog about my adventures at 622press.wordpress.com.

Stay tuned for more new designs and please get in touch if you’d like to work together on a custom project at six22press [!at] yahoo.com. Can’t wait to hear from you!

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