We are ready and excited for June's Lady Boss with Lindsay Schmittle from Gingerly Press. Join us at her studio space to see her letterpress and all of the tiny handset pieces that bring her art to life! Read a little bit about what makes her tick as a Lady Boss and make sure to register for the event she's hosting at her home right here!
Let's take a minute to get to know Lady Lindsay:
Q: Coffee or tea?
A: Tea & IPAs mostly with some wines mixed in
Q: What's your guilty pleasure?
A: Thrifting & Yard Sale-ing (yes, I've made an action verb of this)
A: Playing around in my edible garden
Q: What's your go-to quick weeknight meal?
A: Thai stir fry
Q: What are you listening to lately?
A: Currently reading The Darma Bums by Jack Kerouac and listening to singer/songwriters, Paul Baribeau and Hurray for the Riff Raff
Q: Who are you crushing on?
A: Alvin Lustig- mid-century modern designer
Q: Current mantra?
A: "It ain't what you got, it's what you make" - lyrics from Birmingham by Shovels & Rope
And now a little about what makes Lindsay a Lady Boss:
Q: What do you do?
A: I am the Owner & Creative Director of Gingerly Press, a handset letterpress design studio producing wholesale greeting cards & prints as well as custom invitations, posters and other print ephemera.
Q: Tell us about a project you recently wrapped.
A: Well...I printed some wedding invites and a card in May, but it was mostly a designing month for my current projects. A bigger project I'm working on now is the poster and tear-off ticket design for this year's Lancaster Letterpress Print Fair. Some other projects in the works are a summer solstice card, 4 other card designs, 2 wedding invitations, a promo card for a private yoga studio, a portfolio package for marketing my cards to stores and a stop-animation promo video for the studio. Busy, busy!!
Q:What makes you go to work each day?
A: The love of the handset letterpress design and print process brings me back each day. It's a get-your-hands-dirty process from the start with the initial design ideas playing with dusty antique type to the end when cleaning the the ink off the press. I get to do something different everyday! The smell of the shop filled with antique equipment also gets me going each morning.
Q: What made you decide to host a Lady Boss?
A: I want to host a Lady Boss meeting because I'd like to share how I've created a business model out of a contemporary perspective on an antiquated process.