ZZZ: Kristin Walker bio

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ZZZ: Kristin Walker bio

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About the Instructor
When Kristin Walker discovered letterpress printing in the spring of 2003, she found herself immediately drawn to the rhythmic sounds of hundred-year-old antique machinery, the smell of printer’s inks and oil mingling together, and the deliciously tactile impression of metal type and images on cotton paper. Kristin pursued many different avenues in art and design during college, and ultimately earned double-BFA degrees in Multimedia Design (with a focus in graphic design and printmaking) and Photography from the University of Oregon in 2007. After college, she attempted to find work in a professional photo studio, but settled for a job in corporate marketing and design. A chance connection and quick friendship with a retired, third-generation letterpress printer, Bob Giles, reignited Kristin’s passion for antique machinery and old-fashioned printing...she quit her marketing job in order to found Twin Ravens Press (www.twinravenspress.com) in the fall of 2007.

When she’s not teaching paper arts or doing commercial or artistic work for Twin Ravens Press, Kristin also enjoys teaching and participating in various forms of social partner dancing (including blues, jazz, lindy hop, and tango), traveling, eating spicy food, and cuddling cats. 

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