ERIN FONG1420 45th Street #40, Emeryville, CA 94608WesternEditions@gmail.com775-720-5971Instagram: @efong
University of Nevada Reno, 2004-2009Graduated with a Liberal Arts degree with a focus in studio art, women’s studies, and sociology.
Western Editions / Emeryville, CA / 2013-Present / Co-founder of Letterpress PrintshopCo-founder of a letterpress printshop that specializes in custom designs and small batch printing for weddings, small businesses, and personal projects.
John DeMerritt Bookbinding / Emeryville, CA / 2011-Present / Artist Bookbinding AssistantI assist in all stages of production at John DeMerritt Bookbinding to create unique, hand bound artist editions and art objects.
Workshop SF / San Francisco, CA / 2013-Present / TeacherI develop and teach the letterpress courses at Workshop SF, which is a DIY school that offers affordable classes to the public. I also assist in various large scale events that Workshop SF hosts including a yearly "camp" booth at Treasure Island Music Festival.
Peter Koch Printers / Berkeley, CA / 2009-2012 / Letterpress Studio AssistantPeter Koch produces fine artist letterpress editions. I assisted in the design and print production of book projects, as well as handbinding books. I also printed commercial letterpress jobs and managed general upkeep of the printshop.
Freelance Letterpress Printer / SF, CA / 2009-2012Printed various editions for artists including Maira Kalman, Clare Rojas, and Malick Sidibe.
Codex Foundation / Berkeley, CA / 2009-2012The Codex Foundation exists to preserve and promote the hand-made book as a work of art. I assisted in printing and event planning of triennial artist book fair with 180 vendors and 3,000+ attendees.
San Francisco Center for the Book / San Francisco, CA / Jan 2012-June 2012SFCB is a non-profit book arts organization. I was a studio assistant that aided in maintenance of printshop, as well as assisted in the printing and binding of their Artists in Residences.