Jennifer, Principal Designer & Printer
Jen’s been at the press since 1996; Starshaped Press was born in 1999. She cut her teeth working at the venerable Fireproof Press right here in the Windy City and struck out on her own after that, armed with the ideals of a Luddite and ridiculous notions of keeping letterpress as old school as possible. She hates when presses are called ‘letterpresses’ or ‘printers,' when stationery is spelled incorrectly and when two spaces are used after each sentence in digital typesetting. She dreams of being interviewed by Steve Edwards someday and hopes her current Newberry Library 2017-18 Fellowship will bring her one step closer.
Jo, Printer’s Devil
Jo has been on press since she was 3 years old. She’s responsible for cleaning the studio, sorting wood type and picking spacing up off the floor. She loves making prints on the Vandercook which she sells to raise money for charity.