Where Creativity Works:
Lisa Hersey ’12

July 14, 2015

“My printmaking teacher freshmen year suggested taking bookbinding and I fell in love!”

Lisa_HerseyLisa Hersey ’12 was one of the first Book Arts‘ students to graduate from Montserrat. Montserrat’s Book Arts program helped Hersey with her career path by her academics including both letterpress and book binding classes, which built a wide range of samples in her portfolio to show for interviews. She interned with Amy Borezo, a book artist who owns Shelter Bookworks in Orange, MA, and after completing her internship, she ended up receiving a job offer and is currently working there. “It’s been a great transition from Montserrat which was such a close community that always had a helping hand nearby,” said Hersey.

Currently, Hersey is in the process of starting up her own business, Antler Editions (www.antlereditions.com), where she will be doing small edition book binding as well as silk screening. Eventually, she hopes to get into woodcuts and letterpress. She has already printed some paintings by Chris Marchetto, a tattoo artist at Redemption Tattoo in Cambridge, as well as a CD and T-shirt design for a local band.

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