Bessie is a graphic designer and letterpress printer who loves working with type in it's 3D and 2D forms. She likes to imagine her print and web work holding hands and often intersects them by pulling in printed scans or incorporating type she uses in the shop.
Aren't these two things polar opposites? Yes However, Bessie sees them as two different ways of working with type and enjoys their differences. Working in the shop influences how she works digitally and vice versa. Knowing that most individuals + businesses need both, she enjoys being able to work with them across both medias.
How did you get started? While studying at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, B found the letterpress shop on campus and took a weekend workshop over the summer. After this class, she knew she would work with type for her career. B left Graphic Design and graduated as an Open Major so she could focus on letterpress printing and started B.IMPRESSED Shop in 2010.
Can we collaborate? Yes! We often work with other printers, designers and photographers on a freelance basis. If you're interested in working together please get in touch