Hailing from the rainy Pacific Northwest, I am a graphic designer, letterpress printer, book artist, and the proprietor of Coxswain Press, a letterpress printing and book arts studio.
With a background in letterpress printing and handset type, I thrive on working within creative constraints to produce the best product possible. When hand setting type, the little details are everything, and my digital design is no different. They tell you “not to sweat the small stuff,” but that is where I believe design lives, where it comes to life.
Hand-Bound Artist Books
For the past six years, under my Coxswain Press imprint, I have been creating and producing hand-bound artist books. With a non traditional focus on structure, my artist books allow me to bend the typical book/reader interaction forcing perspective changes and allowing me to blend visual design with storytelling. Many of my artist books are held in special collections across the country.
Meet Gertrude, the Golding Platen Press
Built in 1901, the Golding No. 8 printing press was created as a workhorse for production. Acquired in Spring of 2019 I have slowly been refurbishing and cleaning the press to get it back into production. It currently lives in the studio of friend and collaborator Gabby Cooksey.
Printer in Residence — University of Puget Sound
Typesetting and printing of commemorative prints for Collins Memorial Library at the University of Puget Sound. Printing demonstrations for library events and letterpress printing workshops.
Planning Committee Member — Tacoma Wayzgoose
Help with planning and running of the annual Tacoma Wayzgoose, a community letterpress printing and book arts event. Jury selection committee for Linoleum Print Steamroller Artists and participating vendors. Volunteer screen printer for BYO screen printing.
Steamroller Printing Artist
Design, carving, and printing of 3 x 3 foot linoleum block. Printed live at the Tacoma Wayzgoose with a steamroller.
Serif typeface: Spectral
Sans serif typeface: Karla
Monospace typeface: Roboto Mono