These are our letterpress designers.
What’s the most exciting thing you’ve done? There have been so many lately! I love ‘performing’ my work in public at wedding shows—and in the past few months I’ve been able to do so in Milwaukee, New York City and Chicago. Nothing is more satisfying to me than to see the look of awe in a bride-to-be’s eyes when they watch me pen their name!
What are your favorite colors of the moment? blues, browns and pinks
What inspires your designs? I’ve always been inspired by the Master Penman of years gone by. The precision in their work is amazing. And I love the Victorian era. I want a house with heavy drapes, tapestry covered furniture and brocade wallpaper!
Tell us about your wedding. It was all about the kids. It was a second wedding for me and we put the details into making sure my teenage daughters and my young nieces and nephews had the best time. The ceremony was simple and elegant and the party was at the zoo!
What city do you call home? Port Washington, Wisconsin, a small town on Lake Michigan.
Describe the place where you design. I have the most fabulous studio—tile floor, vaulted ceiling, walls finished with a leather look and windows or doors on all sides. I work on a big dining room sized table that is always full of jobs to be done. It’s my little slice of heaven on earth.
What were the colors of your childhood? purple and pink
What’s on or in your nightstand? The teddy bear my grandma gave me on the day I was born, a clock and a telephone
What is your most prized possession? My granddaughter—she makes my heart swell.