Interior Illustration | offthebeatenpress.com
14Dec

My friend asked me to make a variation of my house illustrations and I couldn’t turn her down. She sent me a few pictures of the inside of a VERY large house and I got to pick one to draw. I chose the dining room because I love the idea of families gathering together for

Jordan's Wedding Invites | offthebeatenpress.com
06Dec

My friend Jordan took my letterpress class several years ago. With her wedding coming up, she wanted to be involved with printing her own wedding invitations. I helped her design them and ordered all the cuts and materials. She came over after work one night once everything arrived and we set to printing on my

Teaching Fall 2018 | offthebeatenpress.com
14Nov

Here are some pictures of my last letterpress class for the year! We got to really use all the machines in this class and everyone was amazing about sharing the equipment and their final work. This first one got printed on a bunch of colors as a little note card. My student says the phrase

Styled Photoshoot: November Equestrian
12Nov

This styled shoot was certainly something to write home about. The colors just scream fall and the details came together elegantly. I was absolutely blown away when I got these photos back yesterday and can’t wait to share them with you. I was responsible for designing the stationery suite. When I was first putting it

Letterpress: Knock on Wood | offthebeatenpress.com
22Oct

So my friend Paul gifted me with this amazing wood grain paper. He had some left over after a job he printed and thought I would enjoy it. Free paper? Always. Last week, I tested it out using a giant wood letter N that I borrowed from another pressman. I just couldn’t think of anything

Calligraphy: Blue Hexagon Place Cards
15Oct

This was an amazing project to work on! This bride had a last minute request for some calligraphy place cards on beautiful blue hexagon tiles. I had giant boxes of tile show up to my house and I immediately began unwrapping everything like a kid in a candy store. There were 238 in all and

Calligraphy: Seven Blessings | offthebeatenpress.com
08Oct

I was contacted by this bride just two weeks before the big day. She wanted to get The Seven Blessings, a traditional blessing recited by a bride and a groom on their wedding, done in calligraphy. You can read more about them here. She requested them originally on one piece of paper, but seven is

2018 Encouragement: September | offthebeatenpress.com
26Sep

A little more normal this month with posting regularity. If you want to see all the words of encouragements from this year, check them out on Instagram using the #otbp18 hashtag.

Letterpress: Largest N Ever | offthebeatenpress.com
18Sep

One of my old students is now a monitor at the Visual Art Center. She has totally fallen in love with letterpress and has been buying up stuff left and right. She recently got some LARGE wood type and brought an N for me to print with. This guy is huge! Here he is next

A Year of Calligraphy Teaching | offthebeatenpress.com
10Sep

My first calligraphy class was last August! In the past year I have had 14 classes students each (and I have a final one in November). So by the end of 2018 I will have taught over 150 people. This blows my mind. The biggest change in the past year has been the room itself.